Bernard A. Petrie Jr.

May 21, 2013

WOODVILLE, N.Y.  —  Bernard A. Petrie Jr., 54, Woodville, passed away Monday, May 20, at University Hospital, Syracuse following a seven-year battle with cancer.

The funeral Mass for family and close friends will be 11 a.m. Friday, May 24, at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church, Grove St., Adams, with Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. There are no calling hours.  

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 8, at South Jeff Lanes at a time to be announced.  

Arrangements are with Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville.

Jan. 15, 1959, a son to Bernard A. and Mary LaComb Petrie Sr., he was a 1977 graduate of South Jefferson High School.  

He married Cheryl Cough at St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church on Sept. 19, 1981.  

Bernie was a manager with Security Supply at the Murrock Circle location for many years retiring due to ill health.

Bernie was an avid bowler and golfer. He was a member of the 700 bowling clubs in Watertown and Adams as well as a member of their respective Bowler Halls of Fame.  He bowled the first perfect game (300) at the South Jeff Lanes in 1980, bowling three others in his career to include two in 2011.  

He enjoyed long walks by the water and spending time with his family.  

He was a volunteer at the Rohde Community Center in Adams.

Surviving are his wife, Cheryl; his mother, Mary Petrie, Adams; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonny and Bill Keller, and Tammy and Danny Davis, all of Watertown; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews; aunts, Uncles and Cousins; his step brothers and sisters, Gwen Gillen, Butch and Marcie Rheaume and Goldie Wombacker; his step-mother, Irene Petrie; his father-in-law, Emerson Cough, Woodville.  

He was predeceased by his father, Bernard Sr. in 2003, and his mother-in-law, Lenora Cough.

Contributions may be made to the Rohde Community Center, 2 E. Church St., Adams, NY 13605.

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Information provided by Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home and Newzjunky, Watertown, N.Y.