Philip Petrone

Obituary of Philip Petrone

Philip F. Petrone

September 19, 2017

Philip F. Petrone, of Cherry Hill, NJ, died Monday, September 18, 2017, at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pa. He was 74.

He was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pa. He was a graduate of South Philadelphia High School, and Penn State University.

He served in the US Army before obtaining a Master's Degree from Temple University. He was formerly employed as a Health Welfare Benefits Coordinator by the American Federation of Teachers, Philadelphia, ,Pa., where he handled medical benefits for all Philadelphia Teachers and members.

Phil loved all sports and followed Penn State football and all the Philadelphia professional teams. He played football and softball and being a member of CCSS was his favorite pastime. He was a valuable team member since 2003/2004 and played on several championship teams. He also enjoyed reading,cars and was very proud of his watch,sunglasses and sneaker collections.

Son of the Late : Emilio and Derna Petrone. Brother of the Late : Robert Petrone.

He is survived by his Beloved Wife of 48 Years : Carol (nee: DiPaola) Petrone, Two Daughters and one Son-in-Law : Kristin Wilson, Dana (Scott) Prisco, Three Grandchildren: Brynn Wilson, Lila and Jack Prisco, Brother : Ralph Petrone, other relatives and friends.

Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, September 25,2017, 11am at the St.Thomas More Church, 1439 Springdale Road, Cherry Hill,NJ. Relatives and friends may call Monday morning, 10am – 11am at the church. Interment with US Army Honors : Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeadon,Pa. In lieu of flowers: memorial donations may be made to : Fox Chase Cancer Center, 333 Cottman Ave,Philadelphia,Pa.,19111 in his memory.