Woodville- Bernard A. Petrie, Jr., 54, Woodville, passed away Monday, May 20th at University Hospital, Syracuse following a seven year battle with cancer.
The funeral mass for family and close friends will be 11 am Friday, May 24th at St. Cecilias Catholic Church, Grove St., Adams, with Rev. Patrick Ratigan officiating. There are no calling hours. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 8th at the So. Jeff Lanes at a time to be announced. Arrangements are with the Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville. Contributions may be made to the Rohde Community Center, 2 E. Church St., Adams, NY 13605.
Bernie was born in Watertown, January 15, 1959, a son to Bernard A. and Mary LaComb Petrie Sr.. He was a 1977 graduate of So. Jefferson High School. Bernie married Cheryl Cough at St. Cecilias Catholic Church September 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.
He is survived by his wife Cheryl; his mother, Mary Petrie, Adams; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Bonny and Bill Keller; 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.
Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com.