PETRAITIS, Daniel Joseph Age 51. Born October 14, 1957 in Red Bank, NJ. Lost his courageous battle with cancer, passing with grace on Wednesday, June 3, 2009 in Nashville, TN where he has lived for 20 years. Preceded in death by his father, Francis Petraitis; sister, Kathryn Petraitis Adams. Survived by mother, Kathryn Dorothea; brothers, Thomas Petraitis of Staten Island, NY, Mark (Judy) Petraitis of Eden Prairie, MN; beloved nephew, Scott Adams; his cherished children, Dylan Michael, Carson Edward, Sadie Angeline, Jedidiah Francis and their mother, Bridgett McGuire Petraitis; and scores of dearly loved nieces, nephews and friends in Nashville and across the country. Danny grew up in Sunken City, NJ, graduated from Christian Brothers Academy and University of Tampa, and moved to Nashville in 1989 to pursue his passion for playing, singing and writing music. Among the recipients of his generous talents were PLA Media, High Five Entertainment, Titans Stadium, The Road, and ASCAP's Annual Country Awards Show. His proudest, most joyful and grateful moments were with his children. Funeral service will be Sunday, June 7th, at 2 p.m., at Benton Chapel, 444 - 21st Ave. S., Vanderbilt Campus, 37212. Celebration and visitation to follow at St. Augustine's Chapel, 200 - 24th Ave. S., 37212. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Danny Petraitis Family Trust, c/o Diane Pearson, SunTrust Bank, 1026 - 17th Ave. S. Arrangements by WEST HARPETH FUNERAL HOME, (615) 352-9400.
Published in The Tennessean from Jun. 5 to Jun. 6, 2009.