Paul Andrew Petry

September 9, 1938October 15, 2020

PETRY, PAUL ANDREW (known to friends as “Pete” and “Papa Bear” to family), passed away on October 15, 2020 in the presence of his loving family. He was born in Dayton, OH on September 9, 1938, to his parents, Ernest and Thelma (Heistand) Petry. Survived by wife Carolyn (Vorwerck) Petry, son Mark and daughters Dora-Ann (David) Cash and Rebecca (Bill) Johnson, sister-in-law Arlene Petry, and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren. Preceded in death by daughter Denise West and son Darren Petry, sisters Vera Morehead and Norma Hummel, brothers Dale, Dean, Frederick, Ernest Jr., Gaylord and Lowell. Paul was a graduate of Stivers HS Class of 1957, worked at NCR Co. for 36 years, was an avid UD Flyer fan, a member of the UD Flyer’s Club and an active member of Church of the Cross, United Methodist. Memorial Service 10:30 am Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Church of the Cross, United Methodist. Thanks to Hospice of Dayton for their loving care at home so he could remain with his family. Thank you for all the prayers, cards and concern for Paul and our family.


  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, October 24, 2020


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Millie Pressler

October 24, 2020

One of my favorite days with Uncle Paul was when he took us to Carillon Historical Park, including lunch at a historic restaurant.
He told us some great stories of when he worked with NCR.
Since I rarely got a chance to spend that much time with him without the rest of the family, it was extra special. Thanks for the great memory, Uncle Paul!

Brian Garrett

October 21, 2020

Sorry for your loss the Garrett’s

Dick and Brenda Netzley

October 19, 2020

We are so saddened to hear of Pete's passing. We extend our prayers to his wonderful wife, Carolyn, and his family. Pete was a longtime humble and loyal supporter of University of Dayton Athletics, particularly the football program. As a member of the Flyers Club, he spent many hours organizing and supervising events. Rarely did a Flyers Club golf outing or team picnic occur without Pete being the grill master. He also organized pre-game tailgates and helped with the annual post-season team banquet. Pete regularly attended practices, never missed home games and traveled to almost all road games. Pete had many rituals, including riding in the same seat on the team bus to Friday afternoon practices on the road. He also positioned himself to give a "thumbs up" to Coach Kelly and Coach Chamberlin as the team left the field following pre-game warm-ups. Pete is now at another entrance and receiving a big "thumbs up." Rest in Peace Pete. Dick and Brenda Netzley

Ginger and Ron Shaneyfelt

October 18, 2020

We became acquainted with Paul and Carolyn at Church of the Cross through introduction by our Sunday School teacher. I commented that I didn’t understand why there are no men or boys named after the apostle Paul, We remember that day when we met Paul and Carolyn. Paul always seemed glad to see us, treated us like friends from the start, and of course, his friendly manner and ever-present smile showed his internal joy of Jesus. We look forward to seeing him, again, in our eternity. We are praying that God will comfort his Carolyn and family with extra love, and that the assurance of seeing Paul, again, will soothe this present sense of loss.

Patricia Harbert

October 18, 2020

Rest in peace, Paul. He was a wonderful neighbor. I'll miss him terribly.

Brent Buriff

October 17, 2020

I have wonderful memories of time spent with my “Uncle Paul & Aunt Carolyn”. He was a loving man of great integrity. A great role model for my generation, great husband and father.
Rest In Peace Uncle Paul and may God wrap his comforting arms around Aunt Carolyn, his children and grandchildren.
We’ll see you on the other side 💔😪🙏

Christine Allen

October 17, 2020

Becky, With deepest sympathy I am sorry for your loss. Keeping you and your family in prayer. Much love my dear friend.

Becky Johnson

October 17, 2020

Simply the best!