Peter Thomas Petrakis

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Peter Thomas Petrakis

May 28, 1951 - February 04, 2019

Peter Thomas Petrakis Peter Thomas Petrakis, of Mount Pleasant, SC, passed unexpectedly on February 4, 2019, at the age of 67. Born May 28, 1951 in Niagara Falls, NY to the late Thomas and Bessie Petrakis.
Beloved husband of Barbara (Pucklis); son-in-law to Rita (late Leon) Pucklis; adored stepfather to Allyson Golden and Ross Kirkland; cherished brother-in-law to Deborah Amrhein, Veronica Joseph and Lee Pucklis; loving grandfather to Olivia, Sophia and Levi. Dearest brother to Helene and Deidra (late William) Sterner; uncle to Elena (Jung) Lee of Painted Post, NY and Ana (Erol) Bars of Exeter, NH; great-uncle to Thomas and Sean Bars and William and James Lee. Godson of William (Lula) Siradas.
Growing up on Cayuga Island, he enjoyed boating, water skiing and swimming. He enjoyed and participated in many sports, but football was his favorite. Each season he watched and cheered on his beloved Cleveland Browns hoping for a Super Bowl Championship. He loved politics and was always ready for a good, healthy debate.
Peter was a 1969 graduate of LaSalle High School and a 1973 graduate from SUNY at Buffalo with a degree in Political Science. He was self-employed locally before moving to Charlotte, NC as sales manager for North State Construction Supply, and later worked for NY Life.
As he was very proud of his Greek heritage, he became quite active in the Greek community and the church. Peter was loved by all and made friends wherever he went, creating a close network of "brothers" from coast to coast.
Funeral service will be held at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Charleston, SC. Burial will be private. Donations may be made to St. George Orthodox Church, 1073 Saunders Settlement Road, Lewiston, NY.
Published on February 10, 2019
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11 posts

Jonathan shedd
Feb 17, 2019
I loved that guy. I’m so sad that he’s gone.
Helene and Deidra and Barbara I’m so sorry. I’m along way from the island but I remember it all, it was the best of times, with Eddy and Tom and Fred and Nick I loved it all. Jonathan
Love you all.
Feb 14, 2019
Dear Petrakis family,
I am so sorry for your unexpected loss. I send my heartfelt condolences. Peter will be missed.God understands your pain at this time. He can help comfort you. He saves those crushed in spirit Psalm 34:18 Here is a comforting promise that God will soon bring back to life our loved ones found at John 5:28,29 in the Bible
Lucille Wagoner
Feb 12, 2019
Dear Deidra, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your dear brother. My thoughts and prayers are for you and family.
Joseph Ashker Gold Canyon Arizona
Feb 11, 2019
Deidra and Helene I am very sorry to hear of Peters passing .I didn't know him very well but I lived down the street from the family as there children grew up , I knew the girls better because they were older .They were a Very nice family . May Peter rest in peace.
Helen Pullman Coran
Feb 11, 2019
God be with you all at this sad time.... he will be dearly missed.
Eternal be Peter's memory.
Much love, Helen Pullman Coran & Family
Elizabeth Venute
Feb 11, 2019
I’m a high school classmate of Pete. He was always upbeat and happy and fun to be around. In the early 1980’s, I had a pinto station wagon and Pete had a service station in Lockport where I was living. He kept that old pinto running for me! My condolences to his family.
Sandy Masterson
Feb 10, 2019
Helene and Deidra.....My heart is with you at this sudden loss of your beloved brother. The toughest part of life is saying ‘goodbye’ to those we love. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Beverly Marshall
Feb 10, 2019
Helene and family my sincere condolences to you and your family, may Gods peace be with you.
peter pavone
Feb 10, 2019
So sorry for your loss. He was part of a wonderful family !!!
Feb 10, 2019
Goodbye old friend RIP
Peter and Linda Barstys
Feb 10, 2019
Deidra and Helene
We are so sorry for the loss of your dear brother. Our deepest condolences to your family.
Peter and Linda