OBITUARY

Hester C Petrisky

November 17, 1920February 26, 2021
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Hester Coffey Petrisky was born in Chocolate Bayou, Texas on November 17, 1920 to Malcolm Henderson and Burnetta Mae Armbrister Coffey. At an early age her family moved to Alvin, Texas where she attended both elementary and high school. After graduating from Alvin High School, she attended Southwest Texas State Teachers College pursing a degree in Education. She received her BA Degree in 1942, and her Masters in 1946. She holds a 50 year membership in the Alvin Rebekah Lodge #138. Hester married Joseph Paul Petrisky of Texas City on August 10, 1946 in Houston, Texas. She taught both elementary and high school in Galveston and Brazoria counties. Hester started the Alvin Girls 13 and 14 Physical Education Program, now known as Alvin Jr. College. She finished her career teaching 27 years at Roosevelt Elementary School in Port Lavaca, Texas. Hester spent 37 years in education. Hester was preceded in death by her parents, Malcom and Burnetta Coffey; husband, Joseph Paul Petrisky; son, Billy Joe Petrisky; brothers, Otis, Ennis, Clarence, and Leon Coffey; sisters, Bessie Schadler, Edna McCown, and Beatrice Coffey. She is survived by her sons, Pat Petrisky of Port Lavaca, Michael (Lisa) Petrisky of Livingston, and Robert (Irene) Petrisky of Schertz; daughter-in-law, Helen Petrisky of Dallas; grandchildren, Stanley Petrisky of Sugarland, Sarah (Justin) Hulin of Segno, Patrick (Emily) Petrisky of Port Lavaca, Stephanie (Grant) King of Bryan, Mary (Clarence) Kainer of Plano, Debbie (James) Lewis of Cypress, Cathy (Scott) Assante of Trophy Club; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and longtime friend Carolyn Phillips of Port Lavaca. Hester passed away on Friday, February 26, 2021. She was 100 years old. Visitation will be held at the Richardson-Colonial Funeral Home in Port Lavaca from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, March 5th. Her funeral service will be held at the First United Methodist Church in Port Lavaca on Saturday, March 6th at 10 a.m. Social distancing and mask requirements will be in place. Burial will be at Greenlawn Gardens following the funeral services. Pallbearers will be Patrick Petrisky, Grant King, Justin Hulin, Craig Strakos, John Bradley, and Tad Dio. Honorary Pallbearers are Allen Tharling, Dr. Paul Bunnell, Dr. Bruce Wheeler, Bob Koliba, Clarence Kainer, James Lewis, and Scott Assante. Ushers will be Kristie Hiller and Dana Machicek. The family would like to send a special thanks to Trinity Shores and Crown Hospice for the loving care provided for our mother. Memorals may be made to First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca, or the donor's choice. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.richardsoncolonial.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Joseph Paul Petrisky Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Malcolm Henderson Coffey, Father (deceased)
  • Burnetta Mae Armbrister Coffey, Mother (deceased)
  • Pat Petrisky, Son
  • Michael (Lisa) Petrisky, Son
  • Robert (Irene) Petrisky, Son
  • Billy Joe Petrisky, Son (deceased)
  • Helen Petrisky, Daughter-in-law
  • Stanley Petrisky, Grandchild
  • Sarah (Justin) Hulin, Grandchild
  • Patrick (Emily) Petrisky, Grandchild
  • Stephanie (Grant) King, Grandchild
  • Mary (Clarence) Kainer, Grandchild
  • Debbie (James) Lewis, Grandchild
  • Cathy (Scott) Assante, Grandchild
  • Otis Coffey, Brother (deceased)
  • Ennis Coffey, Brother (deceased)
  • Clarence Coffey, Brother (deceased)
  • Leon Coffey, Brother (deceased)
  • Bessie Schadler, Sister (deceased)
  • Edna McCown, Sister (deceased)
  • Beatrice Coffey, Sister (deceased)
  • She also leaves behind great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and longtime friend, Carolyn Phillips, all of whom will cherish her memory.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Patrick Petrisky
  • Grant King
  • Justin Hulin
  • Craig Strakos
  • John Bradley
  • Tad Dio
  • Allen Tharling, Honorary
  • Dr. Paul Bunnel, Honorary
  • Dr. Bruce Wheeler, Honorary
  • Bob Koliba, Honorary
  • Clarence Kainer, Honorary
  • James Lewis, Honorary
  • Scott Assante, Honorary
  • Kristie Hiller, Usher
  • Dana Machicek, Usher
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church of Port Lavaca

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, March 5, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, March 6, 2021

  • Burial

    Saturday, March 6, 2021

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Cherie Saylor Garrett

March 4, 2021

I taught with Hester when I first started teaching. I was walking down the sidewalk one morning in my 3 inch heels and she looked at me and said "You are going to regret those." Truer words were never spoken. She will be missed...

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