Donald G. Pettitt

Former New Castle resident, Donald G. Pettitt, 88, passed away at Aurora Senior Living of New Britain in Connecticut the early morning of July 21, 2013.

Mr. Pettitt was born in New Castle June 2, 1925 to the late Harry M. and Stella 'Gilbert' Pettitt. He married the former Olga Zatkovich who preceded him in death November 27, 1996. He was a former member of the Shenango Christian Church and had served in the Navy as a Coxswain in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He had worked at the former American Cyanamid Corporation and later as a driver with the New Castle Area Transit Authority.

He is survived by his daughter, Donna J. Lasky of New Britain, CT., two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his brother David Pettitt, and his sisters Lois Maturo and Barbara McConahy.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 pm at Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle.

Funeral services will be at 11 am on Wednesday at the funeral home and will be conducted by Pastor James E. Equals of the Shenango Christian Church. Interment will follow at Mount Hermon Cemetery.

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