Raymond L. Petros, Sr., 88, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2009. He was a lifelong Puebloan and was married to his wife, Faye, for over 65 years. He served in the Signal Corps, U.S. Army Air Corps during WWII. He worked in auto sales for over 40 years in Pueblo. With his brother, Gus, he owned Petros Motor Sales, a family car dealership, begun by their father in the early 1920s and continuing to 1964. The El Pueblo History Museum is now located at the site of the former dealership. He was a member of the Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church. He is survived by his wife, Frances (Zaletel) Petros; his daughters, Kathleen (Harry) Boling, Parker, Colo. and Mary Ann (Jerry) Wilson, Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his son, Ray (Catherine) Petros, Jr., Golden, Colo.; and his grandchildren, Liz (Bob) Olmstead, Pueblo, Cindy (Kurt) Berg, Loveland, Colo., and Brett Boling, Bardstown, Ky.; and 11 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Josephine Majestic. Preceded in death by his father and mother, Andrew M. and Anna Petros; sisters, Mary Petros, Rose Gornick and Carolyn Pfleeger; and brothers, Andy Petros and Gus Petros. He is survived by his sisters-in-law, Annabelle Petros, Rose Jersin, Dorothy (Carl) Zele and Myrtle Zaletel; and many nephews, nieces and their children. Viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Montgomery & Steward Chapel. Funeral Mass, 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 16, 2009, at Shrine of St. Therese Catholic Church, 300 Goodnight Ave. Entombment will follow at Roselawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Rev. Roger Patrick Dorcy Cancer Center or Shrine of St. Therese, through Montgomery & Steward Funeral Directors, 1317 N. Main St., Pueblo, Colo. 81003. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. We will miss so many things about Ray, but the thing we will miss the most is hearing him tell a story. We never got tired of hearing his great stories! We will also miss his laugh, his big blue eyes and how he always told us to love on our children, because they will grow up so fast! Bob will also miss sharing a diet Pepsi with you on your front porch after mowing your lawn. Thanks for showing so much love to us and especially the kids! We will all miss you so much.

    Love,
    Liz, Bob, Hayden, Hunter, Harrison, Harper and Hudson Olmstead

  2. We are sad to hear that Ray passed away. When we think of him, we will always think of his humor. We will remember him in our prayers.

  3. My sincerest and most heartfelt condolences at the passing of Mr. Petros. In particular, my heart goes out to Ray Jr. and his wife Catherine, through whom I had the good fortune to meet Mr. & Mrs. Petros. As a Studebaker dealer, it goes without saying that Mr. Petros was “top-notch.” As Studebaker’s slogan: “Give More Than You Promise”, so too did Mr. Petros. He is once again meeting with all his fellow Studebaker dealers & friends, so many of whom have also left us. May he rest in eternal peace. Blessings to the entire Petros Family.

  4. I’ll miss your big blue eyes and easy smile, Uncle Ray, but I’m certain that you and my dad already are catching up and fishing for rainbow trout.

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