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Robert Douglas Petros

July 7, 1940 ~ March 17, 2022 (age 81)


Please join the Petros family for a Catholic mass and celebration of life for Robert D. (Pete) Petros on Tuesday, July 5th at 11am. The service will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church at 3400 SE 43rd Ave., Portland, OR 97206, with a reception to follow next door at the St. Ignatius School. Donations in Pete’s honor may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or Catholic Charities.

Robert “Pete” Petros — devout Catholic, independent grocer, passionate Duck’s fan and loving father and grandfather died on March 17, 2022. 


Pete attended St. Ignatius Grade School and Central Catholic HS. He started working in grocery stores in his teens and by the age of 36 had purchased his first chain of grocery stores, which grew to the largest chain of independent grocery stores in Oregon. He held onto life-long friendships and was always ready with a quick-witted response or amusing comment.  He loved to be of service; and was always looking to coach, mentor and inspire. His strength was obvious in his 22-inch biceps, his beliefs (which he held to obstinately) and his fierce love of family. He loved hosting gatherings, cooking Sunday brunch, telling stories of his many crazy adventures, and being surrounded by his family & friends.


His legacy is his loving family: 3 children: Rob, Anna and Paul; and his 4 grandchildren: Jordan, Hadley, Maggie and Ian. Plus, their partners and children. 


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Memorial Mass
July 5, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Ignatius Catholic Church
3400 SE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR 97206

Celebration of Life
July 5, 2022

12:00 PM
St. Ignatius School
​3330 SE 43rd Ave
Portland, OR 97206


Catholic Charities of Oregon
2740 SE POWELL BLVD, Portland OR 97202
Tel: 1-503-231-4866

St. Ignatius Catholic Church & School
3400 SE 43rd Avenue, Portland OR 97206
Tel: 1-503-777-1491

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