Obituaries

George Petrylak

George PetrylakGeorge Petrylak, age 40 of 17 Elliot St., Shenandoah passed away Friday morning.

Born in Ashland on June 4, 1972 he was a son of the late George and Marian (Becker) Petrylak.

George was a graduate of Shenandoah Valley High School.

He worked as a laborer in contracting and home repair.

William Penn Fire CompanyGeorge was a faithful member of the William Penn United Methodist Church and a 20 year member of the William Penn Fire Company of which he was very proud.

He was an avid outdoorsman; he enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He also liked watching and rooting for his favorite professional sports teams, the Oakland Raiders, the Philadelphia Eagles and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Above all, George was devoted to his family.  Surviving are two brothers, John Petrylak and his wife Gina of Shenandoah, Chris Petrylak and his wife Patti of Lost Creek; two sisters, Kathleen Kowker and her companion Vernon Rettzo of Shenandoah and Mary Cecchini and her husband Tom of Ringtown; aunts, uncles, a great-uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

Preceding him in death in addition to his parents were a close family acquaintance of his late mother, Roy Cooper and his faithful dog, “Sheba”.

Prayer and scripture services will be held Wednesday evening at 7:30 PM at Walukiewicz-Oravitz Fell Funeral Home, 132 S. Jardin St., Shenandoah.  Pastor Peggy Reed of the William Penn United Methodist Church will officiate.  Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

George Petrylak Has 6 Condolences Posted:

  1. Meri Cecchini says:

    On behalf of myself , my brothers John and Chris , my sister Kathy and our spouses , we would all like to say a huge ” Thank You ” to all who have shown us your sincere condolences. We greatly appreciate your concerns. We all know what a great person our brother George was and we appreciate your kind words to confirm this. ” Joege ” as I liked to call him, really was a kind, loving brother and would do anything for anyone to help them out. He took great pride in that, as he should. We miss him terribly but know he is in good hands and will now watch over us from above! Thank You all once again. Georges’ brothers and sisters.

  2. Sherry Streeter says:

    Condolences to the Petrylak family, I’ve know George for 19 years and i will always remember the great guy he was. No matter what kind of mood you were in he always always had a way to make you smile. My heart goes out to all of you in the loss of George, may all the great memories you have of him get you through your sorrow.

  3. Cheryl Hollenbach says:

    My sincere sympathy to the entire Petrylak family. I just met George in October when he came to my home to fix my roof with his brother Chris. The first thing he had me doing was laughing. Then after the excellent job they did was finished, he made me laugh again on his way out. I will never forget him after only one time meeting him. I would like to express special sympathy to Chris. After seeing how well you both worked and got along as brothers, i know this must be very hard for you. I feel lucky to have met George and so very sorry that it will be the only time. This world lost a really good man. Rest in peace George.

  4. Rich Stevens says:

    We would like to express our sincere condolonces to the Petrylak Family. George was a good friend that we will deeply miss we know he’s watching us from Heaven & his spirit will always be with us. We will never forget you saying Good Bye is going to be hard. But we will always keep you in our hearts. Rest In Peace Friend, until we meet again take care of yourself.

    Your Friends,
    Rich & Lisa Stevens

  5. William Penn Methodist Church says:

    The William Penn Methodist Church would like to offer its condolonces to the Petrylak Family. George was a dedicated member of our church he will be missed but never forgotten. He is in the Heavens now looking down upon us he will always be with us. We will never forget you Rest In Peace George.

    William Penn Methodist Church

  6. William Penn Fire Co. No. 1 says:

    The William Penn Fire Co. would like to take this time to express its condolonces to the Petrylak Family. George was a big part of our Fire Co. he was a Brother Firefighter and Friend. George would always help out he was a dedicated member. Through the good times and the bad times he was always loyal to his Fire Company. He is gone now but will never be forgotten his presence will always be felt at our Fire Company. Until we meet again George Rest In Peace My Friend.

    Your Fellow Brother,
    Rich Stevens
    President
    Wm. Penn Fire Co.