David J. Pettigrew

December 9, 1952 ~ May 4, 2022 (age 69) 69 Years Old


David J. Pettigrew, 69, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ.

Relatives and friends are invited to visit with the family at the Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home, 585 Belgrove Drive, Kearny, NJ on Saturday, May 7 from 4 to 8 p.m. A Funeral Mass will be offered on Monday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church, 1000 N Broad Street, Hillside, NJ. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, North Arlington, NJ.

Born in Jersey City, NJ, David lived in Kearny for many years. He later lived in North Arlington before moving to Harrison seven years ago.

Mr. Pettigrew was a supervisor at ABM Parking Services at Newark Liberty Airport for the last four years. Prior, he was a bus driver for New Jersey Transit.

David was a member of the United Service Workers Union Local 1212, and an associate member of the F.O.P. in Newark, NJ as well as a member of the Hillside Historical Society in Hillside.

He is survived by his wife, Ida (nee Atwell) Pettigrew, one sister, Ann Pettigrew, one brother, William Pettigrew, and his wife, Mercy. Dave was the uncle of William Pettigrew, Jr., Jessica, and Rebecca Dribnack, Owen Boydman, and also many other nieces and nephews. He was the brother-in-law of Cathy Dribnack, Jessie Atwell, Henry Atwell, and Ginger Rocco.

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May 7, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thiele-Reid Family Funeral Home
585 Belgrove Drive
Kearny, NJ 07032

Funeral Mass
May 9, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Catherine of Siena R.C. Church
1000 North Broad Street
Hillside, NJ 07205


St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
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