Petra (nee Theodos) Knox, 64, of Morristown passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, after fighting an aggressive cancer. Petra began working at Montclair State in 2011 following positions as Admissions Officer and Admissions Director at NJIT and Kean University. She served in the PhD Counselor Education Program in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State before joining the Provost’s Office in 2013.
Petra had earned a BA at Juniata College and a MA at Villanova University, both in History. She was a member of the Parish Council, President of Philoptochos and a member of Daughters of Penelope at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church. She also was a volunteer and board member at the Faith Kitchen in Dover and she had been a volunteer at a soup kitchen in Morristown.
She is survived by her sister Maria Wilson, her brother Andrew Theodos, her sister in law, Margaret Theodos, her niece, Rebecca Wilson, her nephew, Peter Theodos, and her mother Marcella Theodos. Petra is predeceased by her husband Dana in 2008 and her father Dr. Peter A. Theodos in 1985. She will be deeply missed.
Visitation will be on Monday, January 7, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm at Tuttle Funeral Home 272 Route 10, Randolph (www.tuttlefh.com).
Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 10:00am at St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church, 1447 Sussex Turnpike, Randolph, NJ 07869. Interment to follow at West Laurel Hill Cemetery, 225 Belmont Ave.,Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to St. Andrew Greek Orthodox Church or to the Feeding the Homeless Ministry (Faith Kitchen) at St. Andrew.