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Alvin Louis Petris Obituary
Alvin Louis Petris Born - Died Alvin Louis Petris, 68, passed away on February 28th 2013 at his home where he has resided for 36 years. Alvin is survived by Sister Norma and husband John Lemucchi, and Sister Geraldine Petris. Children Trisha and her Husband Rod Cantu, David Petris and wife Brooke, Gina and husband Keeshawn Higgins and Angelina and husband Arthur Paez. Grandchild, Chenoa Atley, Dayja Atley, Garrett Petris, Gianna Higgins, Riley Petris, Justin Higgins and Kailey Rodriguez, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other family members and friends. Alvin was preceded in death by his parents, John and Mary Petris. Brothers, David Petris and John Petris. Grandson, Ryan JosephPetris "RJ". Alvin was born and raised in Bakersfield California, the son of John and Mary Petris. He attended Fairfax school and graduated from Bakersfield High School. Alvin was raised on a dairy farm where he helped his dad with all the daily duties. He also loved helping his mom in the kitchen playing in the flour while stamping out raviolis. After high school Alvin worked at Wyatts Manufacturing Formica Shop. During this period of Alvin's life he enjoyed all types of racing and was raising three children, Toni, Marty and Kelli. Alvin later went on to owning his own business, Mid Valley Refractory where he insulated pipes and rebuilt steam generators in the oilfields. Alvin married Barbara who had a beautiful daughter, Trisha and later had three children of his own, David, Gina and Angelina. Shortly after having children Alvin decided to start another business, A & B Tire Service. Alvin and Barbara separated and from that point on he dedicated his life to raising his three kids keeping them active in sports, activities and teaching them moral and family values along with strong work ethic. While raising his three children Alvin always put his children first. Alvin retired in November of 2002 where the next chapter of his life began full of fun, excitement and after years of raising three children by himself his much needed and deserved relaxation began. Alvin kept busy enjoying many things while retired. Alvin loved and cherished spending time with his grandchildren. Alvin also enjoyed camping at the beach, and going on cruises. Alvin has always had an interest in horses and after retiring he got "Cash" his horse and spent hours on a daily basis out at the stables riding and visiting with friends who soon became an extended family. Alvin was many things to many people, a son, brother, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin, friend and a role model. Alvin was always there for anybody at any time. Many people looked up to Alvin as a role model. He will truly be missed by many. Our family would like to thank San Joaquin Hospital and all the nurses, respiratory therapist and staff, Optimal Hospice Care and also to all of our family, friends and neighbors who visited us during this difficult time. A very special thanks to John and Norma Lemucchi for all their help and support. There will be a viewing at Hillcrest memorial and mortuary on old canyon road on March 7th, 2013 at 4pm followed by a rosary at 6pm. Funeral service will be held March, 8th, 2013 at 1pm at hillcrest memorial and mortuary on old canyon road. We Love You Dad Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary www.bakersfield.com/obits
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Mar. 5, 2013
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