Geraldine "Gerry" Petrick, age 85, of North Huntingdon, died April 23, 2020, at The Palms at O'Neil. Born January 5, 1935, in McKeesport, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary (Hines) Field and the beloved wife of Conrad Petrick for 57 years.
Gerry was a 1952 graduate of McKeesport High School and Bethany College. She was a founding member of Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon. At church, she was a former Sunday school and bible study teacher, lay leader, choir director, and President of numerous committees. She was a longtime member of the Home Gardeners Guild and McKeesport College Club. She loved gardening, playing games, cards, and singing with her grandchildren. She had a beautiful voice and sang at many weddings and church activities. Gerry was gregarious and often managed fundraisers and activities at the church. Her legacy is teaching about Jesus Christ, fostering, mentoring, and encouraging people's faith. In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Denise Yandrlic, Karen (Robert) Robb, and the late Arlene Petrick; grandchildren, Rachel (Brett) Skelley, Elizabeth (Jesse) Lape, and Victoria (Patrick Kavinski) Robb; great-grandchildren, Vaughn and Margot Skelley and Thomas Lape. Arrangements were entrusted to Jaycox-Jaworski Funeral Home & Crematory. Memorial contributions are suggested to Christ United Methodist Church of North Huntingdon, 2800 Coulterville Rd., McKeesport, PA 15131. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.jaycox-jaworskifh.com
Originally published April 23, 2020.