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Petrina B. Aubol


1933 - 2018 Notice Condolences
Petrina B. Aubol Notice
Petrina B. Aubol passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Brookdale Assisted Living, Towson, Maryland. Petrina was born in 1933, the oldest child of Peter and Frances Belsito, and grew up in Queens (Whitestone), New York. After graduating from Syracuse University with a B.A. in Journalism, she moved to Arlington, Virginia where she and her first husband started a family. She was a devoted mother, gourmet cook and homemaker, but still found time to take flying lessons and obtain her pilot's license. Her family moved to Thurmont, Maryland in 1971 where she owned and operated WTHU radio station. After her first marriage ended, she married Dean F. Aubol in 1983. Dean was her companion and business partner for over 30 years, and together they owned and operated several radio stations in upstate New York. Petrina also wrote travel articles and several novels, one of which was published. After retiring from the radio business, she and Dean traveled extensively and lived in various locations including Cumberland, MD, Gettysburg, PA, Florida and Tennessee. She was active in writers' groups and enjoyed gardening, cooking, travel and her family. She had a lifelong appreciation of birds and nature. In her later years she lived happily at Brookdale Assisted Living where she enjoyed many friendships and activities. Petrina was predeceased by her husband Dean F. Aubol and her sister Brenda Timmerman. She is survived by her son Charles Colby (Deborah) of Reston, Virginia, her daughter Francesca Snarski (Michael) of Baltimore, and step children, Roxanne Batterden, Dean Aubol, Jr., Julie Varney, Pamela Eyler, Jeffrey Aubol and Rae Lynn Shafer. She is survived by numerous grandchildren including Sarah Colby, Matthew Colby, Nicholas Snarski, Vincent Snarski and Peter Snarski. She is also survived by her beloved brother Peter Belsito of Los Angeles. Family and Friends are invited to gather at Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens Friday, June 22nd 11 AM for a Celebration of Life. In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lake Roland Nature Council, Baltimore: http://lakeroland.org/donate-lake-roland-nature-council/.
Published in Baltimore Sun on May 16, 2018
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