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William N. Petrakis

1938 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
William N. Petrakis Obituary
Petrakis, William N.
1938 - 2018
William Nicholas Petrakis, born April 17, 1938 to William Nicholas and Josephine Thatcher Petrakis, died peacefully February 21, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Following his education at St. Charles Preparatory School, Bill attended Ohio State University and completed his education at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens Greece. Following his time in Europe, Bill worked for his father at the 24 hour QCB (Quickest-Cleanest-Best) Wagon Wheel Restaurant at 7 South High Street in downtown Columbus. In October of 1964 Bill and several friends opened The Columbus Travel Bureau in the Maramor on East Broad Street. He served in the Air National Guard in the 1960s. Always the elegant gentleman, Bill will be deeply missed by friends across the globe. He was loved and admired by all who knew him and friends are all richer for the experiences they shared. Champagne and Prosecco bottlers, luxury hotels, fine clothiers and auto body shops will all feel the pinch of his absence. Bill loved life, his friends, his home on Riverside Drive, skiing and travel " Bella Figura" in all things. He is predeceased by his parents Nicholas and Josephine Petrakis and his sister, Anne P. Mercer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph Cathedral, 212 East Broad St. Columbus, Ohio at 10:00 am Wednesday February 28, 2018. A private burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Save Venice, Inc. 1104 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10075 or St. Charles Preparatory School, 2010 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43209. Funeral arrangements by Schoedinger State Street Chapel. To share memories or condolences please go to www.schoedinger.com
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Feb. 25, 2018
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