Albert James 'Abbie' Petrick, 83, born on April 28, 1936, passed away on May 11, 2019. Survived by his wife of 55 years, Marie; children, Joseph and Beth (Mike) Lewis; and grandchildren, Jacob and Jenna, who were his pride and joy in life. Preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Albert Petrick; and parents-in-law, Carmella and Ralph Perrotta. Abbie was born and raised in Pueblo and was a 1954 graduate of Central High School. He worked at the CF&I in the power department for 34 years, retiring in 1987. He enjoyed an active retired life with his friends and family, playing golf, bowling, and hunting. When his son started teaching at Centennial High School, Abbie adopted the 'Bulldog way of life' and spent countless hours attending sporting events, cheering on the red and white, while still holding a special place in his heart for the Wildcats. He especially enjoyed watching his grandson play tennis and his granddaughter perform on the dance team at Centennial. From the age of one, he was a member of 'KSKJ' Slovenian Lodge #7. He was also a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge #90. Funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Friday, May 17, at Our Lady of the Meadows. Online condolences, www.montgomerysteward.com

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  1. so sorry for your loss we all will miss him dearly our thoughts and prayer are with you

  2. A kind, generous and good man has been called home. Our sincere sympathy and love is extended to all of the family, and we pray that your memories will be long lasting and your days filled with love. Bless you at this time of loss and never forget the promises of our loving God.

  3. Marie… I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband. I enjoyed getting to know him in the short time I did at Our Lady of the Meadows. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love and deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  4. I wish to extend my sincere sympathy to the Petrick family. Abbie was a friend of mine in high school and we visited several times in our later years. On one occasion, he shared his son’s success as a Distributive Education (DE) teacher at Centennial and told how he had become a “Bulldog” from a Wildcat. That story touched me since DE was one of the Vocational programs I was in charge of during my 18 years as Vocational Director in D-60 and I also taught at Centennial nine years and had the privilege of becoming a “Bulldog” even though I graduated from Central. I always liked Abbie’s “one-liners” and his dry since of humor. Abbie and I worked on the District 60 Furniture Production crew several summers in the 1950’s that was run by my father Rod Phillips. Abbie was a hard worker and he brought a lot of humor to our crew. He was one of “Rod’s Boys”. May the good Lord Bless the family in the loss of your loved one.
    Curt Phillips

  5. So sorry to read about the loss of your dad and husband. He was a fine man and person. You address in my thoughts and prayer as you pass through this time.
    Peace,
    Dennis

  6. We are sorry about your loss. We enjoyed visiting with him at the tennis matches, he was always in good spirits. I know that Dario and Albert always had some pretty interesting conversations.He will be missed. May God Bless your family.

  7. My sincere respects go out to my friend Joe Petrick. Sorry to hear of your loss, my man. I am sure the the many memories of your father will last a lifetime. Hang in there as well as the rest of the Petrick clan.
    Coach Tom Brockman

  8. We are so sorry for your loss. I just read the terrific story in the chieftain. Joe I know your Dad was cheering on the bulldogs to the end. Terrific story of a terrific man. Peace be with you joe and your family.

  9. To the Petrick family, I am very sorry for your loss. I sincerely hope that the memories you have of your father and husband will help to sustain you through this very hard time. Memories are blessing you like, you can call upon them whenever you wish oh, and they do provide great comfort. I asked that the arms of Our Lord wrap around you and help to Shield you and comfort you now and always. May God bless you all

  10. Heartfelt prayers to Marie and family. It is so hard to have to go through a loss like this. Abbey was always a “class act” and a pleasure. My Mother, Elsie Jane always commented on how sharp Abbie dressed.

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