Dr. Thomas Paul Petrick, age 88, formerly of Latrobe, PA, died on March 25, 2023 in Hermitage, PA. He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Monica Martyak Petrick.
He was born on September 9, 1934 in Farrell, PA, the son of the late Rev. Aurelius and Anna Petrick.
He was a graduate of Farrell PA High School and St. Vincent College. He attended Medical School at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1960. He completed a surgical residency at Akron General Hospital in 1965 and practiced General Surgery at Latrobe Area Hospital from 1965-1993. Upon retiring from his General Surgery practice, he served as the Chief of Surgery for the Indian Health Service on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, AZ from 1993-2000.
Dr. Petrick was an active member of St. Mary’s Byzantine Catholic Church in Bradenville, PA.
He was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters; Eugene Petrick, Irene (Petrick) Mankovich Ernest Petrick, Nicholas Petrick, and Magdalene (Petrick) DeZubay.
He is survived by his six children: Thomas and (Cathi) of Guilford, CT, Anthony and (Mary) of Danville, PA, Anna and (Michael) Rego of Amherst, NH, Nicholas and (Nai-Yu Wang) of Silver Spring, MD; Monica Walls of Hermitage, PA and Gabriella of Stavanger, Norway; fifteen grandchildren, Katie (Pilch), Stephen, Jack and William Petrick, Grace, Anthony, Nicholas and Luke Petrick, Emily (Brauneis), Michael and Mary Rego, Thomas Petrick, and Thomas, Monica and Benjamin Walls; one great grandchild, Navy Pilch; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received at SHERMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY 2201 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148 on Wednesday, March 29, 2023, from 4 to 7 PM.
Funeral Divine Liturgy will be held Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 10:30 AM in St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Church, 2230 Highland Rd. Hermitage, PA 16148. Friends are welcome to meet directly at church.
Interment will take place at St. Michael’s Byzantine Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in the name of Dr. Thomas P. Petrick to the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius, 3605 Perrysville Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15214 (www.bcs.edu/donation/).
Arrangements entrusted to the SHERMAN Funeral Home & Crematory.
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