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“what a guy!the man that i only knew a few years,i knew him as "uncle buddy".i met him threw his family that i work with in new windsor,he would come...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: jim &melva miller - gettysburg, PA

“Dear Carolyn and Family:  Our deepest sympathy to each and every one of you.  My what good memories we have.  Neighbors forever,...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Fred and Sandy Savage - Exmore, VA

“Pop-I will really miss you.  Have fun in Heaven.Love,Colt ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: Colton Petry - Hanover, PA

“Dear Carolyn and family,I am deeply sorry to hear of Bud's passing.  He was a wonderful person and shall be missed by many. I shall always carry...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Joyce Storey - Taneytown, MD

“Dear Carolyn & Family:     It was with a saddened surprise that we learned of Bud's passing. Experiencing the death of your...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Stambaugh's, Inc. - Union Bridge, MD

“Marshall:  I am so sad, Great Pop-Pop.  I love you and will miss you a lot.   ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Marshall, Davis, and Griffin Lowman - MD

“To our FRIEND's family, we express our deepest sympathy. Bud was one of the "all time GREAT" people you would ever want to meet and/or be associated...Read More »
7 of 27 | Posted by: Bob Ziegler - Hanover, PA

“Pop,I will miss you very much and i will think about you. love always keirsten. ”
8 of 27 | Posted by: Keirsten Wetzel - Union Bridge, MD

“It's hard to think of just the right thing to say at a time like this. I do know that it helps to know that you all are surrounded by friends and...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: Mark & Shirley Deeds - Accomac, VA

“Chad and family and Dale A. and family, we are also thinking of you in this time of loss. You are in our prayers. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff Ausherman and Family - MD

“Aunt Carolyn and family, I can't express what Uncle Bud meant to me, most of you know he was a Dad to me.Thanks for not minding that fact and for...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: Jodi Sutherland - Gettysburg, PA

“Dad, I was so sad to see you go. But I am glad that you are not suffering. We had so many good times together on the milk truck and at the fire hall....Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Sue Wetzel - Union Bridge, MD

“Hey Guys,Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of all of you at this sad time.Just remember all the fun times I know I will miss him coming in...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Patty Bankert - Westminster, MD

“Dear Carolyn and Family, I am so sorry for your loss.  I have so many fond memories of Bud.  I can still picture him standing on his porch...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Robin Savage - Exmore, VA

“Dad-I will remember all the good, long days that we spent on the milk truck together in the hot, summer days and snowy, winter days.  I will...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Buddy Petry - Hanover, PA

“My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. I have many fond memories of "Bud" he will be greatly missed ”
16 of 27 | Posted by: Kristi Buffington - Keymar, MD

“Dad  I love you and will miss you more than you will ever know. I will cherish the memories thatI  had with you through the years. I wil...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Linda Grabill - Hanover, PA

“Dear Linda, Gene and FamilyMay you have peace in knowing your Dad is no longer suffering.  He is in a place where there is no pain and awaits...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Adrian and Betty Desjardins - TX

“Our deepest condolences go out to you and your family during this hard time.  Know that your father is in God's hands now, and he will always be...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Erik, Tania, Erika, and Andre Ganauser - TX

“Buddy and Family, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Just wanted to let you know you and your family are in our prayers and thoughts. ”
20 of 27 | Posted by: Jeff Ausherman and Family - MD

“Dear Carolyn and FamilyMy Prayers and thoughts are with you as I know what you are feeling. It it a great loss and Bud was a wonderful man. My Dad...Read More »
21 of 27 | Posted by: Tootie Albaugh Long - New Windsor, MD

“Carolyn and family,     Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.  "Mr Bud" was a wonderful person and will be missed. ...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: David & Abby Valentine - MD

“WE WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR DEEPEST HEARTFELT SYMPATHY TO THE ENTIRE PETRY FAMILY. YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. BUD...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: DORIS AND LLOYD GREENE - ND

“Bud we will miss you. Loved going camping with you and Carolyn. But best of all going to a bluegrass festival with you. It was always fun firing you...Read More »
24 of 27 | Posted by: Wayne and Opal Smith - Elkridge, MD

“Buddy Colt & family we are so very sorry to hear about your dad/g-dad. If you need anything please call, We will miss seeing him at Colt's games. ”
25 of 27 | Posted by: Laura & Martin McAlexander - MD

“Dear Pop Pop-I love you.  I'll miss you.  Don't eat too much pizza in heaven with Kaylinn.  See you later alligator!Love you always...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Madison Petry - Hanover, PA

“Pop,  you will be sorely missed.  You are a great man; one of happiness, honor and of simple living.  I take comfort in knowing that...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: Scott Lowman - Hagerstown, MD


George Franklin "Bud" Petry Jr., 81, of New Windsor, died Monday, March 17, 2008 at Carroll Hospital Center.  Born October 25, 1926 in New Windsor, he was the son of the late George F. Sr. and Marie Haines Petry.  He was the husband of Carolyn M. Petry, his wife of 50 years.  Mr. Petry served in the U.S. Navy from 1944 to 1947, during World War II, seeing action in the Pacific Theater.  Prior to entering the service he delivered ice and newspapers and worked on local farms.  After returning home from the war he was a milk truck driver for 40 years, retiring in 1999 and then worked at Babylon Vault Company, New Windsor.  Bud was an active charter member of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company for 60 years, serving in numerous capacities from nozzleman through line officer, including president for 16 years and chief for 4 years.  He was also a member of VFW Post 8806, Union Bridge, and Hesson-Snider American Legion Post, Taneytown.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He enjoyed blue grass music, camping and spending time with his grandchildren.  Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and Bill Christoffersen of Edmonds, WA, Linda C. and Gene Grabill of Hanover, PA, Susan L. Wetzel of Union Bridge; two sons and daughters-in-law, Terry L. and Vicki Petry of New Windsor, Buddy and Marisa Petry of Hanover, PA; 13 grandchildren, Dale A. and Scott Lowman, Jennifer Clinton, Chad, Kyle and Seth Petry, Amanda Groft, Phillip Duerr, Keirsten and R.J. Wetzel, Colton B. and Madison Petry, Adam Christoffersen; 8 great-grandchildren, Abigail Lowman, Michael Lowman, Griffin, Marshall and Davis Lowman, Morgan R. Wagner,  Leigha and Colby Petry; sister, Mary Darr of Bonneauville, PA; brother, Harold Petry of New Windsor; and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by a granddaughter, Kaylinn Petry in 2002.  A fire department funeral service will be held on Friday, March 21 at  11:00 a.m. in the Apparatus Bay of the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept, with the Rev. Tim Webster, pastor of Uniontown  Bible Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Winters Cemetery, New Windsor.  The family will receive friends at the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Dept. Thursday from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.  Memorial contributions may be made to the New Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 247, New Windsor, MD 21776.

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