Ron Petelle passed away on October 19, 2019 at the age of 76. We will miss the twinkle in his eyes when he teased you, his endless funny stories, his yummy soups on a cold day and his love for his wife, children and grandchildren.
He was born in Mount Vernon, Washington and attended grade school in Bellingham. In 7th grade his family moved to Ballard. His junior year at Ballard High School he met Donna, the love of his life, at a friend’s party, and they have been inseparable ever since.
After high school he went active duty with the US Navy where he served three years in Southern California. Upon returning to Seattle he worked construction, then moved to Washington Natural Gas (Puget Sound Energy), where he worked for over 30 years.
Ron loved fishing for both salmon at Point No Point and Shilshole Bay, and trout at Pine Lake. He was happiest on the water or sitting on the dock fishing with his son or grandchildren. He supported his family in their many endeavors, from coaching his son’s soccer team to assisting his daughter’s, or cheering on the grandchildren from the sidelines. Once retired he could often be found in the kitchen whipping up a new soup recipe.
He is survived by Donna, his loving and devoted wife of 57 years; daughter Dawna Petelle-Moini; son-in-law Mehrdad Moini; son Peter Petelle; daughter-in law Ilsa Petelle; grandchildren Ariana, George, Nick, Natasha, Mason and Sydney; his sister Brooke Stevens and brother Kirke Anderson. He was preceded in death by his son Brian; his brother Gordon Petelle, sister Bobbie DeAngelis and his parents Peter and Josephine Petelle.
Memorial services will be on February 22nd at 11AM at Bethany Presbyterian Church at 1818 Queen Anne Avenue N, Seattle. Reception to follow in the Fellowship Hall.
In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Queen Anne Food Bank.