Nicholas Petrick Jr., age 94, of Crane Road, Edinboro, died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home in Erie. Born in Homestead, Pa on December 14, 1919, he was one of eight children of the late Nicholas and Anna Chpinka Petrick. He married Autumn Showman on October 7, 1944, and she preceded him in death on March 17, 2011.

Petrick, Nicholas Jr.Mr. Petrick served in the U.S. Army from 1945-46, and he retired from General Electric in 1982 after 34 years and 5 months of employment. In his many years of retirement, Mr. Petrick particularly enjoyed his family, his home and vegetable garden, and playing golf.

He was married to Autumn for almost 67 years and made wonderful memories raising their family and, in later years, fishing and taking walks together. With their young family, Friday night at the movie theatre was a favorite activity, and as the family grew over the years adding grandchildren, Mr. Petrick was happiest when all were together. Picnics and grilling, working around the yard and house, weeding the garden, and playing golf at Venango Valley– all favorite pastimes for Mr. Petrick.

In addition to his wife Autumn, he is preceded in death by six siblings– Mary Cabizis, John Petrick, Michael Petrick, Helen Petrick, Ann Schropp, and Joseph Petrick.

Petrick, Nicholas Jr.Surviving family members include four children– Howard Petrick and wife Nora of San Francisco, Ca, Mary Jane Brady and husband Patrick of Edinboro, Nancy Petrick and friend Timothy Tassick of Erie, and Betty Korrell and husband William of Erie; also, seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister Martha Miller of Virginia.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 306 Erie Street, Edinboro on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and may attend the funeral service there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. officiated by Pastor Ron Kennedy of Draketown Christian Church. Committal service and burial will follow at Draketown Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the PA Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Home.