Robert Francis Petti, 86, of Charles Town passed away Friday, March 19, 2021 at his residence under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.

He was born November 15, 1934 in Alexandria, Virginia. He was the son of the late John Petti and Jean (Francisco) Petti.

He owned and operated for 10 years Ranson Auto Sales and had been employed with Koons Auto in Northern Virginia.

He was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Vienna, Virginia.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Petti, at home; sons, Vince Petti and wife Angela, of Charles Town, Brandan Petti and wife Frances, of Harpers Ferry, Nick Petti and wife Jean, of Charles Town; eight grandchildren; one great-grandchild and sister, Jean Grimm, of Fredericksburg, Virginia.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, John Petti.

Services and interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are asked to be made in Mr. Pettiā€™s name to, Help The Helpless Inc. c/o Children Education Support, P.O Box 270308, Vadnais Heights, MN 55127.

Arrangements are by the Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Charles Town.

Please sign the online guestbook and view his obituary at


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