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Jean Hay (Petroski), 103 passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends August 5, 2021.
Jean was born in Akron, Ohio October 13, 1917 to the late John and Anna Petroski. She graduated from North High School in 1934 at the age of 16. She married her husband Alfred on April 21, 1943 while he was serving in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Jean was a member of St. Martha Catholic Church (now Blessed Trinity) in Akron for over 70 years. She was a Boy Scout leader, belonged to the Altar and Rosary Society, Columbian Guild, and a member of Akron Blind Society. The thing she loved most was time spent with her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Alfred, her son Robert, her brother Henry, and her sister Stella. Jean is survived by her daughters Maryann Hay, Marjorie (Gary) Hanley, Patricia Sears, grandchildren Michael Hay, Brian (Nicole) Sears, Kevin (Rachael) Sears, great grandchildren Addison Sears, Cooper Sears, and Tayler Hay along with two great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.
A special thanks to her compassionate caregiving team.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, 11:00 am at Blessed Trinity Catholic Church, 300 East Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio 44310 with Rev. Father Joseph Warner, Celebrant. Visitation will be Thursday at the church, ONE HOUR PRIOR to the Mass. Jean's final resting place will be Holy Cross Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations may be made in Jean’s honor to Blessed Trinity Church, Crossroads Hospice or a charity of your choice.
You are invited to hbm-fh.com to view Jean's tribute wall and offer condolences and share memories.
Hi Patti,So sorry to learn of your mother's passing. God Bless Her ...103!!! We would all be blessed to live that long and be loved as it sounds like she was. I remember her from when we used to hang out together. She was always very sweet to me and I liked her very much. May she rest in peace now.
Connie Hutchison(Tina) Aug 26 2021 12:00 AM
Thanks, Scott, for the kind words. She sure got a kick out of you and loved the attention and help you gave her.
Maryann Hay Aug 17 2021 12:00 AM
We knew her lovingly as "Queen" Jean, as we celebrated her birthdays ceremoniously together at our annual White Cane Experience. She was so very pleasant and her mind as quick as a whip, defying her years. She will be dearly remembered and her legacy will endure in our hearts. Thanks to her daughters for taking such loving care of her, who she incorrectly would remark that she didn't want to burden, who instead were honored to take care of her.
Akron Blind Center Aug 10 2021 12:00 AM