Frank Richard Petrowski Jr.

June 28, 1928July 10, 2018

Frank Richard Petrowski Jr. 90, of Jacksonville, North Carolina passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Frank was very proud of his military service. He served in WWII, the Korean war, and Vietnam. He retired after 26 years in the USMC as a Master Sergeant. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 9133, The Weekend Wanderers Camping Club and the Fleet Reserve Association. He loved to travel and camp. Most of all he loved his family and his pups.

Frank is preceded in death by his wife of 30 years, Mary Petrowski, parents, Frank and Sophie Petrowski, daughter, Maryanne Petrowski, brothers; Edward Petrowski, Richard Petrowski, and sister Shirley Kirchner.

He is survived by two sons; Richard Petrowski (Millie) of Newport, NC, John Petrowski (Kim) of Jacksonville, NC, three daughters; Cathy Hewitt (Jack) of Swansboro, NC, Anne Lipe (Starr) of Epping, NH, Patti Arwood (Rick) of Jacksonville, NC, Brother Robert Petrowski (Judy) of Cocoa Beach, FL, sister Judy Burchert of Jewett City, CT, sixteen grandchildren, twenty one great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at Johnson Funeral Home, Jacksonville, NC, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at 3:00pm. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, from 2:00-3:00pm.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in Frank's honor to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation, 1414 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Petrowski family.


  • Visitation Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Don and Marjory Bates

July 15, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers go to Frank's family and friends. He will be missed by all his camping friends.

George Reynolds

July 14, 2018

Frank travel many miles with us in the Weekend Wounderers and Traveling Tarheels. He was always there for the friends and family. He taught me so much and was always using his "Pollock style " with the group. He would give you the shirt off his back to help you. He carried almost every part on the road for repair part normally needed. That was his Marine Corps skills and Supply methodology. SEMPER FI FRANK
George and Ernie Reynolds
Weekend Wounderers
Jacksonville NC

Steve Martin

July 13, 2018

John, Kim, and family,

I'm thinking about everyone in the Petrowski family at this difficult time. I worked with John for many years wish him and everyone in the family well during the days ahead. I'm sure John's dad was a great man. By reading the obituary he had many caring family members and friends I'm sure. I will make a 100.00 donation to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation in Frank's honor and unfortunately cannot be at the memorial to support John and family as I have a prior commitment to serve at my volunteer firehouse on Saturday. My thoughts will be will everyone.

Vicky (Frank) Turner

July 12, 2018

I met Frank about 38 years ago. He has always treated me as if I were a member of his loving family. He had a heart of pure gold. I actually knew him before his son, John, met my daughter, Kim. He had a wonderful, full life and will never be forgotten. Rest now, Frank. You are at peace.