Nicholas C. Petris

Oakland, California

1923 - 2013

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I had the distinct pleasure of serving in Senator Petris' office in Sacramento as a Senate Fellow and a legislative consultant in 1981-82. I found Senator Petris to be an able and dedicated advocate for his constituents, and a highly respected legislator among his peers. Working for Senator Petris was one of my most treasured experiences. He was a fine man whom I respected tremendously. My condolences to his family.

Hon.Petris.....was the voice for those with who had none. Champion for the underdog....helped bring my mom here from ravaged Greece following WWII and the Civil War....a kind hearted, genuine, non-pretentious GREEK.....AXIOS in every way. Wish there were more like him.


I met Nick Petris at a Mc Clymonds reunion at columbo hall, a very gracious man, a visionary, we here in Oakland profited greatly from his tireless efforts. Steven Vargas, Oakland,ca.

A kind and honorable man - The wisdom you have shared; the love you have given to others your entire lifetime, will be a legacy cherished.

May you rest and be at peace among those you have missed; knowing that respect and love shall always follow a fine Statesman, devoted family man and a gentle crusader for all that is good ~

The Mossor Family

An honorable, kind and wise man - Such grace and love you have given to others your entire life!

May you rest and be at peace with those you have loved the most - May the love and respect that is your legacy... remain cherished and honored always ~

The Mossor Family


Nicholas's Obituary

Senator Nicholas Chris PetrisFebruary 25, 1923 - March 20, 2013Resident of OaklandSenator Nicholas C. Petris was born in Oakland the son of Greek immigrants, Chris and Mary Petris, on February 25, 1923. He passed away quietly on March 20, 2013 at Piedmont Gardens where he recently celebrated his...

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