Frank M. Petrovic, 65, of Oak Park and formerly of North Riverside, died peacefully on March 13, 2018 at Rush Oak Park Hospital. 

Born on March 6, 1953, he was the only son of Frank and Lillian Petrovic. Mr. Petrovic graduated from Concordia College and was an avid fan of the theater who acted and stage-managed for the North Riverside Players. 

He loved to cook, bake, and enjoyed making confections. Frank enjoyed spending time with his family and always loved playing games with his nieces and nephews. He was also a monumental influence in his church. He loved to travel, had a great sense of humor, and was always there if needed. 

Mr. Petrovic is survived by his sister, Carol Joy Harney (nee Petrovic); his nephew, Robert Harney; his nieces, Cynthia (nee Harney) and her husband, Robert Keene Jr. and Laura (nee Crane) and her husband, Frank Malfitano; and his great-nieces and nephews, Michael, John Ryan, Courtney, Kaelynn, Robert, Thomas, Brittney, Brandon and Brian. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, RoseMarie Crane (nee Petrovic); and his brother-in-law, Roger Harney. 

Visitation is on Saturday, March 24 from 2 to 8 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St. in Brookfield. A funeral service is Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at Unity Lutheran Church, 6720 31st St. in Berwyn. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery is private. 

Memorials are appreciated to North Riverside Players, 2401 Desplaines Ave., North Riverside, 60546 or Unity Lutheran Church.

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