Boris Petrow

Boris Petrow, 66, of Front Royal, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, December 27, 2012.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 12, at 1 p.m. at the Front Royal Church of Christ.

Boris was born February 27, 1946 in Bremen, Germany, a son of the late Nikolai and Ksenia Petrow.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Vickie T. Petrow; two daughters, Lori Gunter of Front Royal and Cari Petrow Sadowski and husband Travis of Jefferson, MD; two grandchildren, Travis A. Gunter and Taylor D. Sadowski; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Wladimir Petrow.

Boris was an emigrant to the United States along with his brother and parents in the early 1950's and later became a naturalized citizen in July 1960.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran in which he served as a Sergeant stationed in Ft. Meyers, VA.

He was a retired journeyman electrician with Local 26, IBEW. Boris was known for his outstanding work ethic, his resilience and perseverance and his love for the Lord Jesus Christ. The extraordinary strength, courage and determination practiced in his private battle with cancer will hopefully inspire us all to love and cherish each day to its fullest. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the , 2654 Valley Avenue, Suite B, Winchester, VA 22601 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2013