He was born in Bellaire, Ohio on September 27, 1973, son of Joseph John Petro and Barbara Chambers Petro.
Joe was a Correctional Officer at Belmont Correctional Institute. He was a graduate of Allegheny Community College in Pittsburgh, PA.
He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Steve and Anna Petro; his maternal grandfather, Emory "Pete" Chambers.
Surviving are his parents, Joseph John and Barbara Chambers Petro of New Athens, Ohio; his fiance, Bobbi Clark of Belmont; aunts and uncles, Steve Petro of Exeter, RI, Anna Mae Noll of Pittsburgh, PA, Georgianna Palyo of Glassport, PA, Susan Ostrosky of West Mifflin, PA, and Michael Petro of West Newton, PA; many cousins.
Family and friends will be received at Toothman Funeral Home in St. Clairsville, Ohio on Monday from 3-5 p.m. and on Tuesday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. with Rev. Rodney Grafton officiating. Burial will follow in Longview Cemetery, New Athens.