Robert “Chip” Petrilla, 68

Robert “Chip” B. Petrilla, 68, husband of Kathy A. (Booth) Petrilla, passed away on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at his home in Lower Pottsgrove.

Born in Norristown, he was the son of the late Robert C. Petrilla and Emily (Baldwin) Petrilla.

Chip was an active member of Harvest Fellowship Church in Colebrookdale. He also volunteered much of his time to working with Meals on Wheels and Project Hearth. Chip worked at the Pottstown Post Office as a clerk for over 30 years. He was one of the oldest surviving patients with Tetralogy of Fallot, a rare heart condition, and he overcame many obstacles throughout his life because of this.

Surviving along with his wife Kathy of 40 years, are his children Amy Menno, wife of Christian and son Jason Petrilla, husband of Karen; sister Carol Anders, wife of P. Frank; grandchildren Luke Petrilla and Sophie Menno. He is predeceased by his sister Janet P. Shaner.

Services will be held privately by the family at this time. More details to come regarding a Celebration of Life which will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Family Services (specify if choosing Meals on Wheels or Project Hearth) (1976 E High St # 203, Pottstown, PA 19464), or Harvest Fellowship Church (584 Colebrookdale Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512) in Robert’s name.

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Chip will always be part of my good memories. Such a kind, thoughtful and loving soul, my deepest condolences to you all.

~ April (Kolb) Rutherford
6/1/2022 4:56:55 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Chip’s passing. Praying for you and yours during this difficult time. We were former neighbors and I have many fond memories of playing with Chip and his sisters when we were growing up.

~ Cindy (Segnere) Saylor Sanatoga, PA
5/31/2022 6:10:48 AM

I was glad to be Chip's friend in our school days. Loved his infectious laugh. God bless. Rest in Peace buddy.

~ Ralph Basile
5/29/2022 3:46:05 PM

Kathy and family, i am so sorry for your loss! Chip was a good friend of mine. I worked with him 20 plus years at the post office, and we worked together helping with meals on wheels. RIP Chip????

~ Bruce A Spaar Boyertown, PA
5/27/2022 6:57:13 AM

Dear Kathy, Amy and Jason - I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Much love.

~ Jennifer Booth Cordova
5/26/2022 6:25:53 PM

We were so saddened to hear this. Such a kind and giving man will surely be missed by many. You have our sincerest sympathies. May our Heavenly Father cradle you in his loving arms and comfort you.

~ Donnie & Debbie Heistand Dillsburg, PA
5/26/2022 5:11:10 PM

So for your loss. Chip was a good friend of Mel's

~ Mel & Pat Olock
5/26/2022 11:24:28 AM

My deepest sympathies to you Kathy, Jason, Amy and all of the family. I hope you take comfort in the good memories. Lukey had some great memories too and loves to talk about his Grandpa. Wishing you strength and peace in this time.

~ Debra Wilkinson
5/26/2022 10:25:30 AM

The community lost an angel with Chip's passing. He spent his days looking for ways to help others. Those fortunate to cross paths with Chip, truly are fortunate. This is a great picture of Chip, standing in front of family pictures, he loved them deeply and proudly. I still hear his laugh and his spirit will remain with me. My thoughts and prayers are with his friends and family.

~ Ruth Hood
5/26/2022 8:56:36 AM

We are sorry for your loss.

~ Gary and Jane Pace Pottstown, PA
5/25/2022 8:48:46 PM

Our deepest sympathy Sheila and Chris Jones

~ Sheila Jones
5/25/2022 7:44:19 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. We have many fond memories of Chip.

~ Dale and Dorothy Messick Middletown, PA
5/25/2022 7:36:56 PM

We are so sorry for your guys loss, we are praying for comfort during this difficult time.

~ Abiel, Laura, Anna, and Aaron Kauffman
5/25/2022 6:58:42 PM

Kathy, we are sorry to hear of Chip's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Peggy & Craig

~ Peggy and Craig Red Lion, PA
5/25/2022 5:45:20 PM

Kathy and family, Sending you all hugs and prayers as you mourn Chips passing..he was a wonderful man and I know you'll all see him on the other side one day..keep your memories close to your hearts. Tracy Fox and family

~ Tracy Fox Angier, NC
5/25/2022 4:25:33 PM

Kathy I am so sorry to hear of Chip's passing,He was one of the Good Guys in the world,I will keep Chip, you and the kids in my prayers

~ Joane Bauer
5/25/2022 3:28:18 PM