Cresson TB Sanatorium Remembered

62 Nurse Mary Petro (Page 1 of 12)

Nurse Mary Petro

Nurse Mary C. Petro worked at the Cresson San from 1917 to 1957, when she retired.  During those forty years she took many photographs which she put in an album and passed down to her relatives.  The collection shown on this website include 235 photos of staff members, nurses, patients, buildings and snow scenes.  Only a few of the photos include the names of people or dates, but these data are shown where available. 
In December 2015, I was contacted by Mary's relatives who informed me of the album's existence and expressed their desire to share the photos on my website.  My sincere thanks to them for this wonderful photo archive spanning 40 years.  Any comments may be sent to them as follows:
Father William Petro 
Rita Lucey                
Elizabeth Hearld       


The photos are grouped into the 5 general categories shown below and spread over 11 pages.   Click on the links below to view them.

Page 2 Photos of Mary Through The Years

Page 3 Photos of Staff and Nurses

Pages 4&5 Photos of Mary with Fellow Nurses

Page 11 Photos of San Buildings

Pages 12 Photos of San Snow Scenes


Mary's obituary was published on Friday October 30, 1987 in the News Record Newspaper located in North Hills, Pa.

Mary Petro Obituary


 A Tribute to Friend and Co-worker Nurse Alice G. Callaghan by her Classmates.
Obituary of Alice Callaghan Altoona Tribune March 2, 1923
Tribute to Alice Callaghan Altoona Tribune March 26, 1923