Petree, Sr., James Lewis -
Essex - On Feb. 22, James Lewis Petree, Sr., 75, of Essex passed away of an extended illness at Future Care of Dundalk.
He was born on Jan. 27, 1939 in Berckley, W. Va.; his family later moved to Brooklyn, Md., where he grew up and later graduated from Mercantile High School in Baltimore City. He enlisted in the Air Force Reserves and was stationed at Martin State Airport. After an honorable discharge, he was hired at Bethlehem Steel, from which he retired after 42 years of service. He loved fishing, golf and football and spending time with family and friends. He will be missed by all.
He was the beloved husband of 57 years of Carol J. Petree (nee Neal); loving father of Sharon Lyons and her husband Warren, James Petree, Jr. and his wife Joyce and Christopher Petree; cherished grandfather of Jamie, Matthew Petree and his wife Krissy, Spike, Samantha, Sara Lyons, Abigail Petree, Daniel Petree, Marlena Petree and Rachel Petree.
Visitation and a funeral service were held at the Bruzdzinski Funeral Home P.A. of Essex on Feb. 25. Entombment at Holly Hill Memorial Gardens.
Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A.
1407 Old Eastern Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21221