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Douglas Houston Petrie

April 19, 1939 ~ July 11, 2017 (age 78)


Douglas "Doug" H.


Age 78, passed away on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at Providence Point, where he lived in Scott Township, Pittsburgh, PA, formerly of Murrysville, PA, and Stephen's City, VA, after a long battle with dementia and heart disease.

Born in Winchester, Virginia, to the late Margaret (Copp) and Derrill Rickard Petrie.

He is survived by his wife, Rebecca "Becky", originally from Ridgway, PA, his sister, Clara (Gerald) Wakefield of Stephen's City, VA, and Ruth Allsbrook of Long Beach, CA, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Doug lived his faith in God, was devoted to his church, and wife of 50 years, and had many friends.

He graduated from James Wood High School in Winchester, VA, Virginia Tech VPI, and the University of Illinois. He worked for Westinghouse Energy division in Pittsburgh as a nuclear engineer, for 37 years, in design, and then later in international marketing where he traveled to many countries.

He was very knowledgeable, wore a constant smile, had a hearty laugh (hee, hee, hee, ha, ha), a gift of gab, a passion for classical music and the performing arts. He loved to sail, camp, travel, hike, be fit, and was always curious and eager to learn.

There will be a memorial service held Saturday, August 5, 2017, in the Chartier's Room of Providence Point, at 2 pm, followed by a dessert reception.

Arrangements by TIMOTHY K. SLATER Funeral Services, Inc. (412-381-3337) 425 Brownsville Road, Mt. Oliver, 15210.

If desired, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center, 444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222-1207, or the Alzheimer's Association, 1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Condolences at

Charitable donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, Pittsburgh Office
1100 Liberty Avenue, Suite E-201, Pittsburgh PA 15222
Tel: 1-412-261-5040

American Heart Association, Four Gateway Center
444 Liberty Avenue, Suite 1300, Pittsburgh PA 15222-1207
Tel: 1-412-208-3550

 Service Information

Memorial Service
August 5, 2017

2:00 PM
Providence Point
500 Providence Point Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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