David Petrie Jr.
David M. Petrie Jr., 61, of Hampton Bays and Highmount, died Thursday, Nov. 19, 2009. He was a retired Title Insurance Executive and was most recently pursuing his passion as a snowboard instructor at Belleayre Mountain in Highmount. His patience and ability to relate to his snowboard students was unequaled. David’s love of snowboarding and his love for his “mountain family” were unsurpassed. He was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and fly-fisherman.
David was also employed at Woodland Valley Campground as an assistant caretaker during the warmer months. He was president of the Phoenicia Fish & Game Association in Phoenicia; also a member of the Woodstock American Legion in Woodstock and the VFW Post #2837 in Shandaken.
Surviving are his wife, Catherine King-Petrie; his son, David M. Petrie, III; his sister, Jo-ann M. Walter and nephews, Sean M. Walter, James M. Walter, Patrick J.T. Walter and his niece, Katie M. Walter. David was the godfather to David Krieg and brother-in-law to Alice B. King. He will be missed by his faithful companions, Shadow, Fluffy and Koopie.
The family received visitors on November 22 at McLaughlin-Heppner Funeral Home in Riverhead, New York.
A funeral Mass was held on November 23 at St. Isidore’s Roman Catholic Church followed by interment at the East Marion Community Cemetery in East Marion. New York.
Donations in David’s memory can be sent to “East End Hospice,” P.O. Box 1048, Westhampton, Beach, New York 11978.