James Todd Petsinger, 63, of Butler, passed away Saturday, May 11, 2019 at his residence after a lengthy battle with lung cancer.
He was born July 5, 1955 in Butler, the son of James L. Petsinger of Butler and the late Ellen “Sissy” Gaiser.
James was a member of First United Methodist Church where he played in the God’s Country band. He was a veteran of the Army. He retired from AK Steel. He loved gymnastics, music and NASCAR. James was also a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous
In addition to his father he is survived by his wife, Rebecca Petsinger, whom he married May 7, 1994 of Butler; a son, Dustin Petsinger and a daughter, Diane Petsinger-Clark both of Butler; 3 step-sons, Donald Beeman of Simi Valley, CA, Michael Klein of Butler, Ronald Klein of Sligo; 2 step daughters, Corinne Klein of Butler and Adriene Klein of Clarion; a sister, Lindee Gilliland of Butler; a brother, Eric Petsinger of San Francisco, CA; 3 step siblings, Marcia Heinzer, Linda Wellner; and Tom Gaiser. Jim also had 15 grandchildren and a great granddaughter.
He was also preceded in death by his step mother, Ellie Petsinger and a step brother, Tom Wellner.
There will be a private service.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Cancer Association.