Brian D. Petrie
Brian D. Petrie 37, of Tucson, died suddenly May 8, 2011. He is survived by his children, Kaitlyn, Moira and Annabelle; parents, David and Claire Petrie; sister, Christine A. Petrie. Brian was an active member of the Arizona Air National Guard. He had also served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Brian was currently employed as a Correctional Officer for the Arizona State Corrections Dept. He was a volunteer wrestling coach for Vail Schools. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 with Funeral Service at 10:00 a.m. at HUDGEL'S SWAN FUNERAL HOME, 22nd & Swan. Interment will follow at All Faith's Memorial Park.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star on May 13, 2011.
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Dearest Brian,
I know you are in a better place and have left the worries of this world behind. Last May Kaitlyn your eldest graduated from high school. She has such a lovely temperament and is a joy to be around, as well as beautiful. She and Moira went to Arkansas this past summer to visit their youngest sister and her mother Annabelle. Moira is now a senior in high school. Thank you for giving me 2 of the most beautiful grandaughters in the world/ Until we meet again dear son in law, I will see the light of your smile in your daughter's beautiful faces. Semper fi.
Patricia R
July 30, 2014
Brian, tomorrow is a year since we lost you. I miss you. I think of you when I am at the Maverick and how much you loved it there. I will never forget you or the way you brightened my days. Save me a dance. <3
Patti Staroski
May 7, 2012
Brian - Thank you for always being such a wonderful friend to me! I miss you dearly and remember you always. Teach the angels to swing my friend :) ILY
D Welker
July 2, 2011
Brian, You were a fun guy! I will miss our dances.
June 9, 2011
Brian you will be missed by many. You were a good friend and coworker. Rest in peace my friend.

"Your Lunch Buddy"
May 24, 2011
Our condolences to Brian's family. We are sorry for your loss. May the Lord watch over you during this difficult time and the times to come. God Bless you. The Heberle Family
Luke Heberle
May 22, 2011
My thoughts and prayers go out to Brians family. He will be missed. God Bless.
Alicia Neighbors
May 21, 2011

The P.O.L. shop at the Air National Guard 162 FW will never be the same without your visits and comic relief. I appreciate and value the time I was able to get to know you. Thanks for being there when it was needed, and I was happy to help you out as well. You are a great man who we all miss and remember well. I am glad to have been honored to have you as a coworker and a friend. God Bless You and your family.

SSgt. Michael Hobby
Michael Hobby
May 20, 2011
All of his family looking at this post I am very sorry for your loss I'm sure he was a great person... (thank you for your service Brian.) Just remember he will always be watching over you and he has been blessed for 37 years with amazing children and wife... I live on the i ten and wilmot exit and when i saw this happen i cried. I know he meant a lot to family.. but he is in a better place now and i am verrrrrrry sorry :( I hope and wish nothing but the best for your family and friends. Nothing like this should happen to anyone. God bless.

Rip Brian Petrie
Chastine Suttles
May 20, 2011
Brian was the kindest, sweetest soldier known. He always greeted me with a smile and always asked how I was. I was always happy to see him. This is a great loss to his family and the Air National Guard. I will miss him.
Brenda West
May 17, 2011
Brian, You were such a sweet little guy and you will always be my "little Bri". All little boys were you. I remember you sneaking my beanbag doll out of my room each night to sleep with when you were just a toddler, and your little overalls. I remember rocking you to sleep and playing with you, your golden curls before your first haircut, and how I broke up with a boy just because he made fun of a shirt you were wearing. Love you so much. So thankful for all the people here who loved you and called you "friend" and for the three babies here to remind us of our love for you.
Love Always,
Your Sister Christine
May 17, 2011
We are so sorry for your loss. Thoughts & prayers to Brian Petrie's family.

CO II R. Alvarado & family
May 15, 2011
Brian, I am sure you are in a better place. Your earthly course has run, it is time that someone else take the reins and run with it. Your wit, your quick humor will be missed, but maybe someone up there where you are needed some cheering up. I remember when you and Audrey lived with us for a time while you were attending school for COT...the wild rides as you gave youir mom in law a ride to work and the non stop jokes. The last call may have sounded for you here on earth, but we are sure you are already productive in your new assignment in the heavens and we know you watch down and see your girls God willing we will see you again and you will always be with us in our hearts and minds. Semper Fi, old friend and son-in-law.
Patricia Ruiz
May 15, 2011
Brian, I still can't believe you're gone! You definitely knew how to cheer me up and keep me smiling! You had a real gift of always being there for people when they needed a friend. Every time I think of the nickname you gave me, it still makes me laugh. I will hold those memories close. I will remember you always my sweet friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in peace!
Tammy Spivey
May 15, 2011
Heaven must have needed a Hero....This is not a "goodbye" but a "see you later". You will be missed, our brother, our friend. Thank you for your service to the Department of Corrections and the State of Arizona.
M. S.
May 14, 2011
I love and miss you Uncle Brian. You will never be forgotten.
Caitlin Pullen
May 14, 2011
It was a special time for us watching you grow up and mature into the strong, giving, patriotic man you have become. Your family and friends are very proud of your accomplishments, many of which we just heard about today while attending the beautiful miliary service in your honor. Enjoy your renewed life ... until we meet again. Janice and Vern
Vern and Janice Earle
May 14, 2011
Brian was a terrific guy who always had a smile on his face. Although, I only knew him a short while, I know that his presence on the dance floor will be missed for years to come.
Sandy Mathis
May 14, 2011
There are people in your life that leave a lasting impression on you...When I met you Brian, I knew you'd be one of them. I miss you...
Tracy Strouse
May 14, 2011
You will be greatly missed Brian.
Edward Estrada
May 14, 2011
Can't believe your gone! Your service to our State, and our Country will be sorely missed. In speaking of, and of what I knew of Brian, I only heard great things of him, and don't think I ever saw him without a smile. Among the thing's told to me by one of his Sergeant's is that he was a hard worker, and volunteered for everything! He was the type of guy that alway's shook your hand, and made you happy to call him a friend. Sad to lose you brother. My prayer's, and thoughts to his family.
Robert Swift
May 14, 2011
My prayer and thoughts are with the Petrie family. May your gentle soul rest in peace. Good bye OFFICER PETRIE. You will be missed.
S. Barnes
S Barnes
May 14, 2011
Today we will bury you, Brian. You were my friend, my husband, my antagonizer, my co-parent, my playmate, my mirror... But all this training must have been so you could prepare me in your passing to care for our daughters on my own..

Divorce couldn't even kill our friendship and our bond. Through our children we learned patience, humility, duty, forgiveness and love.

Now, in your passing, you have shown me that you trusted me ultimately with your greatest and most precious gifts, our daughters.

I will strive to honor your memory and example and continue the journey of raising our daughters into adulthood, with love, with humor, with patience, with purpose ...

Gone but never forgotten. Rest in peace my dear friend. I will continue our journey.  Until the hereafter...
Audrey S
May 14, 2011
Bri - I have never been good with goddbyes - through my tears all I can say is that I loved you more than you knew, and you loved me more than I was ready for - you will always hold a speacial place in my heart.
Misha Ahern
May 14, 2011
Will miss that smirk/smile you had. Rest in peace, see you when I see you. mitch
May 14, 2011
A great American. I will be proud to honor Brian as best I can with the Patriot Guard Riders. Thank you Brian and God bless you. Scott Williams
May 13, 2011
Once a Marine, Always a Marine is the Marine Corps’ motto; though we have only known you to be an AIRNG Guardsman at the 162FW, the “Marine”, would inevitable shine through. It was a pleasure to work with you and to get-to-know the man you were in this lifetime. Your laughter, smile, sense of humor and stories will leave a lasting impression, on all of us. We miss you, DISH.
Our thoughts and prayers will be with your family, always.
Your 162FW 1COX2s
May 13, 2011
Remembering the Robert Frost quote, "The world is filled with willing people; some willing to work, the rest willing to let them".....the night shift will never be the same.....we will miss you.
May 13, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with the Petrie family. I have great memories of Brian from my years as a wrestling cheerleader at Sabino. Brian always kept us laughing with his silly sense of humor. I'm extremely appreciative of Brian's service to our country and I'm glad to have had the opportunity to know him. RIP Brian.
Beth Hoffman-Biebrich
May 13, 2011
Sorry to see you leave us so early Brian. My condolences to all who love you. Enjoy your next journey!
Allison McMillen
May 13, 2011
Brian, I will always remember that goofy smile that I first saw 22 years ago during wrestling practice at Sabino. Not only were you always an extremely hard worker but you always did so with an upbeat spirit and charm. This world has lost a great personality and good man. You will be dearly missed. See Ya on the other side Sir.
Ralph Avella
May 13, 2011
We are going to miss Brian. He was always ready to go dancing & had such a fun & sarcastic personality. I am very sad to hear that he will no longer be with us but can only imagine that he is in a great place & dancing with the angels. Until we meet again my friend.
Kathy Lussier
May 13, 2011
Heartfelt condolences to the Petrie Family. Your husband and father displayed everything a soldier, Correctional Officer, and patriot could be.
M Barfield
May 13, 2011
Remebering the good ole' days back at Sabino, having fun, Sabercat Wrestling, and oh yea school?! Also recent moments, thankful I took the time to stop and "catch up" with you. Tomorrow is truly promised to no one. Carpe diem. Way to soon to say good bye my friend. My heart goes out to your family and children. We all will miss you.
Phil Lineberry
May 13, 2011
Thank you so much for your selfless devotion and brave service to our Country and our Community. We will always remember you. May the Lord bring comfort and peace to your children, parents, family, fellow servicemembers and friends.
A Very Grateful American
May 13, 2011
Miss you brother...
walker savage
May 13, 2011
Brian, you will be greatly missed by all who knew you. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family in their time of loss. You were a great man. Rest in peace, friend.
Claire Morrison
May 13, 2011
Brian, it was a great pleasure to have known you while we were growing up. You were a great friend to so many people, always knowing how to make others laugh, but always there when we needed a friend. Always know that you will remain in our hearts forever.
Liana Montgomery
May 13, 2011
Rest In Peace, my friend. You will be greatly missed!
Michelle Plauche
May 13, 2011
Rest In Peace, my friend. You will be greatly missed....
Michelle Plauche
May 13, 2011
R. New
May 13, 2011
To a great guy who kept you smiling and laughing. You'll be missed
Jeanette Parton
May 13, 2011
We'll miss you Brian. You had a lot of friends who care about you. I'll miss your silly jokes; you always made me laugh. :-) Save a dance for me up there. :-)
Michelle Lee
May 13, 2011