Greece: March 22, 2012 at age 78. Predeceased by his first wife, Frances Petrone & second wife, Patricia Petrone. He is survived by his children, Michael Petrone & Susan (Ron) Baker; step-children, Sherry Ackerman, Susan MacNeal & James Melvin; 12 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Gay) Petrone; several nieces, nephews and cousins; many dear friends. Harold is a Veteran of the United States Army, Past Commander and Chaplain of the Monroe County Honor Guard and Past Commander of the American Legion Post #468, He was actively involved in the Choir at Our Mother of Sorrows Church and was the recipient of the Good Samaritan Award in the Town of Greece. Harold was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and will be sadly missed by all who knew him. Friends may call Monday, March 26th, 4-8 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, Greece Chapel, 1075 Long Pond Road. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated, Tuesday, March 27st, 9:00 A.M. at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

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  1. Dad
    How do I put into words what you were to me? The first man I ever loved. When I would pray at night I would thank God that he gave me to you and Mom. Mike and I were blessed with the best Mom and Dad ever. You always had a kind word and strong hand shake for everone. And sometimes even a goofy joke. You showed me what unconditional love was and I use that in raising my family today. I’ll never forget the smile you had on your face being able to be the first one to hold your Granddaughter and finding out it was a girl your face just lit up! There won’t be a day that goes by that I won’t miss you or think about you, I know your heart was broken after loosing Mom 26 years ago and being fortuniate enough to find love again with Pat and loosing her too. It was just too much for your heart to take. But your heart is happy again to be with them both. My heart is broken but I look forward to seeing you again when the time is right. Then my heart will be full again.I love you more than I can ever express in words. Even though I am 45 now you would still tell everone I was your baby. And that I was!! You were my HERO. I Love you so much thank you for everything you did for everyone.
    Love your baby Susie

  2. Dear Mike and family,
    We just inadvertantly saw you dad’s obituary here.
    We want to express our sorrow and sympathy to you at this difficult time.
    We recall seeing your dad at many ball games when you, Mike, were a teenager. He was so supportive of your performance and such a good fan.

    In later years we would occasionally see him in Wegmans and he was always cheerful, cordial and caring toward us and our family.

    you have a wonderful role model for a father, Mike, and we know you will live out your life in response to you dad’s love.
    Chitie and Dick Edgett

  3. Harold, I am glad I had the pleasure of meeting you and calling you a friend. You always had a joke and a friendly loving smile to share. I can not express how much you brightened my days at the YMCA, and how much I would look forward to going to work there just to see you and your brother. You will be greatly missed. Save me a joke for when I see you again. Much love.

  4. My amazing Father,
    Words cannot describe and tell you how much I love you and will miss you. Your huge smile, loving voice and giant heart.
    I have thanked God everyday for you and mom and the family you made me a part of.
    I have never scene a person love and give so much of himself to others he did not know.
    I always will wish we had more time together, but the times we did spend were amazing….I loved talking with you about life, kids, marriage and about you and uncle richard always getting in to trouble when you were kids. I am gload you had the patience to put up with me. I was a crazy kid but learned so much from you.
    I promise I will do my very best to support my family, friends and strangers like you did.
    You are with mom now and I know how long you have been yearning to get back to her. Please hug and kiss her for me and tell her I miss her so much.
    I can write a book here about our life together and what you meant to me. I will go now, your funerl is coming up and many many people whom you loved will be there to honor you because you were the greatest ever.
    We told each other we loved other very often on the phone and I will carry this with me forever, knowing that we loved and cared for each other to the end. I will never stop thinking of you and loving you.
    Thank you my Dad, Father, best friend and most of all, someone and totally 100% proud to be part of your family and your life……thank you God for the years with my Dad and mom, for them adopting me as a baby….I am the luckiest man on earth!
    I love you dad with all my heart! I will see you soon, but not to soon. I will have a family to take care of now and must take of your duties as the leader of others.
    My god embrace you with all the love you have given on this earth, because you deserve this more thatn anyone I know.
    You loving son Michael…..

  5. Uncle Harold…I will always remember you and your kind and caring ways. You were a special part of my life since I was a little boy…’God Bless You In Heaven’
    Love, Joe

  6. What can I say about Harold Petrone? I loved Harold for his stories and his kindness. Harold you had this spirit about you that was very kind and loving. You were patient, funny and I liked being around you. You will be sadly missed by myself as well as others I’m sure. Rest in peace and fly.

  7. Dear Mike & Sue:
    Your Dad was the ultimate person we would all want to be our Dad, you guys were the lucky ones! A gentle man with a ton of energy, a great smile, quick with a joke, a song or advice.

    I didn’t know this at the time, but, my mom told me your Dad was part of the military ceremony at my grandfather’s grave – he had an amazing voice. Now he’s entertaining everyone up above for eternity.

    Hoping that the awesome memories you’ve both shared with him provide you comfort, always.

    Kindest regards,
    Andrea Boccacino

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