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Regina Petak

September 12, 1926 — January 27, 2022


Regina Petak, 95, of Niles, died on Thursday, January 27, 2022.

She was born September 12, 1926, in Girard, the daughter of Frank and Teresa (O’Connell) Williams.

Mrs. Petak was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Warren, Ohio and a graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

She worked a number of jobs over the years until her retirement from St. Joseph Riverside Hospital.

Mrs. Petak was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, George A Petak, Sr, whom she married on August 31, 1946.

Regina’s children and grandchildren were a light in her life. She loved each and every one of them.

She is survived by a daughter, Teri (Brad) Scofield of Liberty Lake, Washington; and three sons: Frank (Barb) Petak, Sr, of Niles with whom she has resided for the

past 7 years, George A (Nancy) Petak, Jr, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Daniel J (Debbie) Petak of Louisville, Kentucky. Also surviving are 14 grandchildren:

Frank’s children: Frank Jr (Gladys), Melanie (Denny), Maribeth Petrilli, and Bradley. George Jr’s children: Brian (Heidi), Todd (Shannon), and Meigan (Armando) Rivera.

Dan’s children: Danielle Gilley, Michelle, Georgeanne, and Hannah Willis. Teri’s children: Kate, Dan, and Andrew Scofield.

She leaves behind 18 Great Grandchildren: Ethan, Jake, Cameron, Larissa, Josiah, Jonathan, Joshua, Justin, Bethany, MaKaylee, Diego, Jordan, Tyler, Morgan, Lucas, Anthony, Mia, and Ezekiel. Also surviving are 5 Great-Great grandchildren: Alayna, Rylan, Paisley, Myles, and Sophia.

Mrs. Petak was preceded in death by an infant son, David, and two sisters: Mary Lou (Vic) Teachout and Helen (Bob) Frantz.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary and St. Joseph Parish 232 Seneca Ave NE, Warren, OH 44481.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions may be made in Regina’s name to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services 614 Warren Ave. Niles, OH 44446.

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