Andrew E. Petroski Jr. of Follies Road, Dallas, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, at home following a lengthy illness.
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Born in Jackson Township on April 12, 1943, he was the son of the late Andrew E. Sr. and Amelia M. Petroski. He was a 1961 graduate of Lake Lehman Senior High School and a life resident of Jackson Township.
Mr. Petroski was a veteran of the Vietnam conflict, having served as a radio operator in Saigon, South Vietnam, from 1963 to 1964. He was awarded the Vietnam Service Medal with one Bronze Star, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal Ribbon with Device, National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Expert Rifle, Expert Carbine, Bronze Star Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge, First Award. Mr. Petroski was most proud and honored to have been the recipient of the Combat Infantry Badge.
He retired as a service technician from the Pennsylvania Gas & Water Co. and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 283, Kingston.
Mr. Petroski took great pride in his lawn and his truck.
He and his wife, the former Anita Shea, would have celebrated their 47th anniversary in October.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Constance Patricia Krupinski, in 2010.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his beloved nephew, John Petroski, Luzerne; sister, Deborah Petroski Higgins, and brother, Rayford and his wife, Ann, all of Dallas; devoted brother-in-law, Theodore Higgins; numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11:15 a.m. Saturday from Kopicki Funeral Home, 263 Zerbey Ave., Kingston.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at noon in St. Theresa's Church, Shavertown.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday.
Burial with full military honors will be observed at St. Mary's Cemetery, Hanover Township.
Mr. Petroski's family would like to thank family members, friends and neighbors for their compassion, concern and caring.
A J Kopicki Funeral Home
263 Zerbey Ave Kingston, PA 18704
Published in Citizens' Voice on Sept. 20, 2013