Jo Petre, 87, of Carlisle, went to be with her Lord on Wednesday,
March 29, 2017 from Harrisburg Hospital. She was born on January 17, 1930 in Letterkenny Twp., Franklin
County, and was the daughter of the late John Leonard Locke and Esther (Wyant) Locke Keefer. Jo was married
to the late Lt. Col. (Ret) Frank M. Petre, Jr., PA National Guard, who passed away on June 5, 2008.
Jo was a
1948 graduate of Chambersburg High School. She was a loving and devoted homemaker, and had also worked
many years with the Letterkenny Army Depot and the Mechanicsburg Naval Supply Depot. She was a faithful
member of First United Church of Christ, Carlisle, where she served in many ministries. She volunteered
faithfully with Samaritan Fellowship. Jo loved spending time with her family and was a true servant throughout
her life to those who were in need.
Jo is survived by two sons; Dana K. Holstay of Mechanicsburg and
Daryl K. (wife, Tanya) Holstay, Sr. of Dillsburg, two step-sons; Frank M. (wife, Ann) Petre, III of Carlisle and Patrick A.
(wife, Jane) Petre of Arcadia, CA, four grandchildren; Jenniffer Conrad, Jessica Rhen, Sarah Beissel and Specialist Daryl
Holstay, Jr., US Army Reserve, two step-grandchildren; Alexandria Needels and Frank M. Petre, IV, one niece, Connie Norberg
and one nephew, Allen Ausherman. She was predeceased by one son, Douglas K. Holstay and a half-brother,
A visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017 followed by funeral services at 5:00
p.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 30 N. Pitt St., Carlisle, with Rev. Rachel H. Schwab officiating. Immediately
following the services there will be a time of fellowship at the church. Burial will be private at Indiantown
Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Samaritan Fellowship, C/O First United Church of Christ. Visit
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What a blessing it was to know a cheerful, giving, and energetic lady. I will always remember her pleasant
personality. My sympathy to the entire family.
You are at peace Jo but I will surely miss you.
We enjoyed having Jo as our neighbor for the past years. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in
the days to come. With Sincere Sympathy
Mark and Nancy
Mrs. Petre was such a kind woman. Every
time I saw her she always had a bright smile on her face. I'm glad to of known and met Jo in my life. My prayers go out
to my Uncle Frank Petre, my Aunt Ann, and my cousin Four. I know she's up in heaven with her husband and finally together
Love Nicole Stanley (Christopher)
Fond memories of National Guard events especially the "camp followers" weekends
at Camp Drum. Will never forget the infectious laugh and characteristic voice of this special lady!
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