George Petry

New Windsor, Maryland

Oct 25, 1926 – Mar 17, 2008 (Age 81)


October 25, 1926
March 17, 2008
New Windsor, Maryland


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Hartzler Funeral Home Obituary

George Franklin "Bud" Petry Jr., 81, of New Windsor, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at Carroll Hospital Center.  Born October 25, 1926 in New Windsor, he was the son of the late George F. Sr. and Marie Haines Petry.  He was the husband of Carolyn M. Petry, his wife of 50 years.  Mr. Petry served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947, during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific Theater.  Prior to entering the service he delivered ice and newspapers and worked on local farms.  After returning home from the war he was a milk truck driver for 40 years, retiring in 1999 and then worked at Babylon Vault Company, New Windsor.  Bud was an active charter member of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company for 60 years, serving in numerous capacities from nozzleman through line officer, including president for 16 years and chief for 4 years.  He was also a member of VFW Post 8806, Union Bridge, and Hesson-Snider American Legion Post, Taneytown.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He enjoyed blue grass music, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Bill Christoffersen of Edmonds, WA, Linda C. and Gene Grabill of Hanover, PA, Susan L. Wetzel of Union Bridge; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Vicki Petry of New Windsor, Buddy and Marisa Petry of Hanover, PA; 13 grandchildren, Dale A. and Scott Lowman, Jennifer Clinton, Chad, Kyle and Seth Petry, Amanda Groft, Phillip Duerr, Keirsten and R.J. Wetzel, Colton B. and Madison Petry, Adam Christoffersen; 8 great-grandchildren, Abigail Lowman, Michael Lowman, Griffin, Marshall and Davis Lowman, Morgan R. Wagner,  Leigha and Colby Petry; sister, Mary Darr of Bonneauville, PA; brother, Harold Petry of New Windsor; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kaylinn Petry in 2002.  A fire department funeral service will be held on Friday, March 21 at  11:00 a.m. in the Apparatus Bay of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept, with the Rev. Tim Webster, pastor of Uniontown  Bible Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Winters Cemetery, New Windsor.  The family will receive friends at the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept. Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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Chad and family and Dale A. and family, we are also thinking of you in this time of loss. You are in our prayers.

Buddy Colt & family we are so very sorry to hear about your dad/g-dad. If you need anything please call, We will miss seeing him at Colt's games.