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Ferdinant (Fred) Petrovich

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Ferdinant (Fred) Petrovich
(1917 - 2005)
Fred Petrovich, 88, died peacefully on January 21st surrounded by his loving family. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Jennie; and son, Dr. Fred Petrovich; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Anna Petrovich; brothers, William and Edward; and sisters, Anna Kosik and Pauline Petrovich. He will be dearly missed by two daughters and their husbands, Shari (Peter) Erard-Coupe, Mt Laurel, N.J., Bonnie (Roger) Bradstreet, Cazenovia, N.Y.; a "special daughter", Maryfran Vetrino, Mt. Laurel, N.J.; three daughters-in-law, Paula Petrovich, Joan Mancebo, Ruam McIntyre, all of Tallahassee, Fla.; nine grandchildren, Michael (Linda) Petrovich, Joe (Carol) Petrovich, Roger (Kathy) Bradstreet, Chris (Jill) Erard-Coupe, Jennifer Bradstreet, David (Theresa) Erard-Coupe, Amy Bradstreet, Jason (Lisa) Petrovich, Nicole Erard-Coupe; ten and soon to be twelve great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews. Fred was admired by many for his wisdom and intelligence. He was hired as the 18th employee at Link Aviation in 1935 and worked there until his retirement in 1981. He enjoyed designing, building and inventing throughout his life. Beginning as a young man with model airplanes and racing boats and carrying these interests through his life with wood crafting, stained glass, model boats, and radio-control airplanes. He set an example for all his family to follow through his dignity and courage in his lifelong journey with mental illness and his unwavering loyalty and devotion to his beloved wife during her own personal struggle with Alzheimer's disease. He touched all those he met with his grace, gentleness and goodness, and will be forever loved and revered by his family.
At his request, a private Mass will be held on Saturday, January 29th, at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, where he and his wife, Jennie, were married 64 years ago. In the Spring, he will be laid to rest in West Windsor along with his wife Jennie. Arrangements are with the Thomas J. Shea Funeral Home, Inc. In lieu of flowers, donations to the National Mental Health Association , 2001 N. Beauregard Street 12th Floor, Alexandria, Va. 22311. Telephone: 800-969-6642, Web: http://www.nmha.org would be appreciated.
Published in Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin on Jan. 28, 2005
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