James G. Petrokus
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James G. Petrokus, 73, suddenly entered into eternal life Monday, February 15, 2016. Born in Harrisburg, PA, he was the son of the late Joseph and Helen Kachauowski Petrokus. Jim was a graduate of Linton High School, a communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Schenectady, and a US Army Veteran. He enjoyed fishing and photography, traveling to Florida to visit his sons and grandchildren, and he was a big fan of NASCAR. He was employed by the former Niagara Mohawk for 39 years before retiring. Jim's greatest joy was being the proud father of his two sons, and a grandfather to his wonderful grandchildren. Beloved husband of 50 years to Sandra Baldiga Petrokus; loving father of James J. Petrokus (Robin) and Bart A. Petrokus (Amy) both of Palm Beach, FL; cherished grandfather of James Jr., Matthew, Nicholas and Noah Petrokus; uncle of Richard Korkosz, Victoria Marino and Denise D'Amico; great-uncle of Gabriella, Alexandra and Olivia Marino. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Susan and John D'Amico; and brother-in-law, Larry Baldiga. Funeral services are private. Donations in Jim's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. To leave the family an online condolence, please visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.


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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Feb. 18, 2016.
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February 20, 2016
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Petrokus family, Jimmy was a great guy. Derrick
Derrick Teta
February 18, 2016
Sandy,
Buck and I were saddened to read of Jim's sudden death. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

God Bless You - Buck and Sharon Kasowski
February 18, 2016
Sorry to hear that my fellow classmate Jim Petrokus from Linton HS Kenny Christians Electrical Class for three years has pasted away.
This sad news causes me to pause, reflect on the past and say a prayer for Jim and his family.
Sorry to say like a lot of us, after high school Jim and I went our separate ways never to cross paths again.

I remember several days of skipping a class and driving my car for donuts and coffee with Jim and several other classmates.
After school we would sometimes meet and go hunting together for rabbits and pheasants.
He was fun to be with and everyone liked him. He was one of the good guys.

Awww I miss the good old days things were so much fun and simple then.

peter
Peter Maioriello
February 18, 2016
Sandy, I am very sorry to hear of Jim's sudden passing. He was great guy, and he will be missed. We had such great times together.
Ritt Brennan
February 18, 2016
Sandy...our condolences to you and your family.
MPHS class of 1961 Reunion Committee
February 18, 2016
Sandy we were so sorry to hear of Jim's sudden passing. We think of you often at Mass Sunday morning when we would see Jim. Take care of yourself. Our thoughts & prayers to you & your family. God bless. Anna Mary & Gary Quirk
Anna Mary Quirk
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