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Popular Waterloo Walmart greeter passes away

By on June 26, 2013 at 4:56 pm
John Petraitis

John Petraitis

The Waterloo Walmart sadly announces the passing of longtime greeter John Petraitis of Cahokia, who died yesterday at the age of 68. He had been employed at Walmart since 2005, and will be remembered for his trademark “Welcome to Walmart” greeting to all customers who passed by.

Visitation is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Kassly Mortuary in Fairview Heights, with the funeral to follow at 1:30 p.m. Click the link below for more info.


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Corey Saathoff

Corey is the editor of the Republic-Times. He has worked at the newspaper since 2004, and currently resides in Columbia. He is also the principal singer-songwriter and plays guitar in St. Louis area country-rock band The Trophy Mules.