Walter A. Petrowski Jr.
Walter A. Petrowski Jr., 55, well-known resident of Roaring Branch, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family following a courageous battle with cancer. Waldo or Wally, as known by friends, was born Feb. 10, 1964, in Queens, N.Y., a son of the late Walter Arthur Petrowski Sr. and Dixie (Woodruff) Goodwin. He grew up in Leroy and attended Canton Schools where he was a graduate of the Class of 1982. On July 20, 1985, he married the love of his life, Brenda Myers, in Honesdale. Together they shared 34 years of wedded bliss and raised four wonderful children. In his younger years, Walter was employed by Rathbun Veal and later served as manager of the Steam Valley Restaurant in Trout Run, for 20 years. Most recently he worked for Cuz Excavating in Canton until his health no longer permitted him to continue.
Anyone who knew Walter knew his compassion for enjoying life. He was one that would help anybody he could. He was an individual who could always make you laugh and was able to see the best in everything and everyone. Walter always looked forward to camping season at Sunfish Pond with his family and friends. Together they created many memories that will be cherished forever. He was an avid outdoorsman and liked to hunt and fish. Walter liked to take vacations, especially to the beach and also took great pleasure in cooking and feeding people. Walter touched many hearts with his kind, caring demeanor and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
Besides his father he was predeceased by his father-in-law, Kenneth Myers, and a sister-in-law, Christine Myers.
Surviving Walter are his mother, Dixie Goodwin; wife, Brenda (Myers) Petrowski; children, Kyle (Courtney) Petrowski, of Montoursville, Parker (Michaela) Petrowski, of Roaring Branch, Kaitlin Petrowski, of Pittston, and Makayla (JD) Petrowski, of Dinosaur, Colo.; brothers, Bob (Kim) Petrowski, of Canton, and Brian (Diane) Petrowski, of Wallenpaupack; grandchildren, Alexis, Aiden, Kendall, Paxton, Emma and Autumn; his mother-in-law, Pearl Myers; and his best buddy, “Zeek;” as well as several nieces, nephews and extended family.
Friends may call 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday Dec. 8, at Pepper Funeral Home & Cremation Facility, 578 Springbrook Drive, Canton. A celebration of Walter’s life will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Pastor Josh Kelly officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.pepperfuneralhomes.com.