Stephen S. Petrick


Stephen S. Petrick, age 85, of Reynoldsville, PA died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at his home.

Born on December 12, 1935 in DuBois, PA, he was the son of the late Stephen & Alberta (Lias) Petrick.

On January 2, 1960 he married Barbara H. (Hanson) Petrick. She preceded him in death on March 9, 2020.

Steve graduated from St. Catherine’s High School in 1953.

He then joined the United States Airforce in November of 1953.

On the GI Bill, Steve graduated from Utah State University with a Journalism degree with a minor in Photography.

Along with his service to our country in the Air Force, he was also a veteran of the United States Army Reserves.

Steve started his career as a newspaper journalist in Somerset, PA for the Somerset Daily American, both writing stories and acting as the photographer for the newspaper.

After moving back to Reynoldsville Steve started Photo-Write Services and will mostly be remembered as the local photographer and took wedding pictures for over 30 years at weddings and events in the surrounding area.

He also did portrait sessions, and he took the student pictures for DuBois Central Catholic School for many years.

In his early years, Steve was a member of the Jaycee’s where he was recognized one year as Jaycee of the year.

He was an avid Steeler fan and watched the games at the Pine Inn with all of the other wild and crazy Steeler fans.

He was also an avid shooter and shot rifles in the local shooting and plinker leagues. He specialized in Silhouette Shooting and excelled at local and state Silhouette Shooting events.

Steve will also be remembered for his volunteer work with the NRA in organizing the many local NRA fundraising dinners and charity auctions in our area.

He and Barb were members of Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Reynoldsville.

He is survived by his children (Stephen Petrick and his wife Tracy of Pittsburgh, PA, Lori Rocco and her husband Gian of Centre Hall, PA and Marla Ball and her husband Craig of DuBois, PA), six grandchildren (Stephen & Devani, Alisa & Jason and Cory & Jordan), and two great grandchildren (Delayni & Adelyn),

He was preceded in death by brother, Francis A. Petrick.

There will be no public visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 11 a.m. from St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church with Fr. William Barron as celebrant on

The Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 607 East Main St., Reynoldsville, PA 15851.

Online condolences can be left atwww.baronickfuneralhome.com.


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