David “Craig” Petrovich

Cathy Decker/Staff reporter

David “Craig” Petrovich, 52, of Alpha passed away Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010 surrounded by his family and friends, after a brief illness at his home.

Craig was born Feb. 9, 1958 in Moline, the son and third child of the late Sam and Betty Evrard Petrovich. He grew up in Alpha and graduated from Alwood High School in 1976. He moved to Arizona in 1979 where he stared his own electrical business D.C. Petrovich Electric in Pinetop, Arizona. He relocated with his business back to Alpha in 2007. Craig was a lifelong lover of the outdoors, enjoying his favorite pastimes of camping, hunting, and fishing with his family.

Survivors include his two wonderful children Weston of Tuscon, Arizona and Tavia of Chandler, Arizona; brother Mike (Jane) Petrovich of Alpha; sister Cindy (Bob) Fowler of Dunwoody, Georgia, and a brother Aaron Petrovich of Denver, Colorado; also his fiancé Joella Holdsworth of Alpha; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and his inseparable canine companion Copper.

A memorial and burial will follow cremation rites as a later date. The family kindly requests any donations be mailed in care of Joella Holdsworth, P.O. Box 253 Alpha, IL 61413.