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Sylvester Pettaway

Sylvester Pettaway

Aug 20, 1924 - Jan 23, 2020
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Obituary

Mr. Sylvester Pettaway passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, at the age of 95, at Hospice of N.W. Ohio. He was born on August 20, 1924, in Camden, AL, to the union of Sam and Ada (Dallas) Pettaway.

Sylvester moved to Toledo, OH in the late 1930's.

Sylvester was a Combat Army Veteran, serving from 1943 to 1946, seeing action in the South Pacific.

He confessed his faith in Christ and was baptized at the Inspirational Baptist Church. Later, he joined and became a faithful member of Greater St. Mary Baptist Church. He served for 17 years, until his passing.

Sylvester worked for Rossford and Erie Ordinance Depot's until they closed. He retired from an Army Depot in Detroit after 30 plus years.

He leaves to cherish his memory, step-son, friend and great caregiver, Willie (Jimmy) Murchinson; three brothers, Robert (Lenora) Pettaway, of Miami, FL, Essie (Esther) Pettaway, of Toledo, OH, and Sam (Hazel) Pettaway, of Oregon, OH; and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends; special friends, Deacon Freddie Macon and Deacon LA Grant.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    January 30, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    When
    January 30, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Location
    The House of Day Funeral Services Chapel
    Address
    2550 Nebraska Avenue
    Toledo, Ohio 43607
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    January 31, 2020 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    January 31, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Greater St. Mary's Baptist Church
    Address
    416 Belmont Street
    Toledo, ohio 43604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    January 31, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    January 31, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Greater St. Mary's Baptist Church
    Address
    416 Belmont Street
    Toledo, ohio 43604
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Lyons
  • Interment

    Location
    Historic Woodlawn Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available

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Freddie Mason

Posted at 04:35pm
To the family and friends of Sylvester Pettaway :I express my condolences and sorrow for the passing of Sylvester. God wanted a special flower for His bouquet. So He decided to pick Sylvester. We praise God for doing all things well. See you on the other side my brother!!! Yours in Christ, Deacon F. Mason
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