Thomas E. Petley
February 22, 1935 - September 1, 2011
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Veteran – U.S.Marine Corps 1953 – 1956 Thomas E. Petley, 76, of Morganville, N.J. passed away on Thursday, September 1st, 2011 at Bon Secours Community Hospital, Port Jervis, N.Y. Thomas was born in Boston, MA.and graduated from Commerce High School in 1952. Thomas enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1953, and was stationed at Camp …
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jan-marie sethman left a message on September 15, 2012:
Your Dad sounded like a hard working man who knew what was of the greatest value, love of family. I never met him but his face is kind.
Florence Jigarjian left a message on September 13, 2012:
Ellie: I was very saddened to hear of Tom's passing. He was a gentleman in the truest sense; honorable, hard working & aways modest in the good he did. My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family. He will be missed. Yours in friendship, Florence Jigarjian
Red Flack left a message on September 12, 2012:
Good Morning to Petley Family I had the pleasure of working with Tom in the very beginning next to the Defense Depot in Watertown Tom and I spent many a cold night riding with driver's. Tom and I parted ways moving thru UPS but when our paths did cross it was always just like yesterday. My wife Mary and I express our deepest sympathy and our prayers are with all of you. Sinerely, Red Flack (ret) Central PA District
Barbara Harrington left a message on September 7, 2012:
Dearest Aunt Ellie, I have placed a picture on my laptop of you, Tom and Kim in Tallinn, to remind me of the fun we had together and of his great generosity. Tom was bigger than life, kind, patient, intelligent, hardworking and fun. But most of all, I will remember how he took such good and loving care of you and your children. That is truly a legacy. Keep well, and I hope to see you soon. Love from Barbara
Gary Ballensweig left a message on September 6, 2012:
My condolences to the Petley family. I had the honor of working with Tom at UPS in the mid to late 80's. No more dedicated a UPS'er than he. Appreciated his support and loyalty. My family and I pray that his family surround themselves with fond memories in this difficult time.
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Frank left a message on September 6, 2012:
Mr. Petley was truly one of a kind, and I admired him greatly. I visited his home often while growing up, and whenever I did, he would always greet me with a warm smile and a handshake. He would always take time to have a conversation with me, and would have me laughing in no time. He had a terrific sense of humor, and a great outlook on life. Regardless of the particular challenge, Mr. P always seemed to handle adversity with a smile. He may have just gotten out of the O.R., but you’d never be able to tell. He didn’t want to burden anyone with his troubles. I also admired his dedication to his family. To me, he became the definition of what a family man should be, and I’ve always aspired to follow his example. I respected his integrity, intelligence, and determination. He worked very hard to achieve his success, while always remaining humble. He was kind, generous, courageous, and a class act…a rare treasure that will truly be missed. I am richer for having known him. Rest in Peace.
Bill Perry left a message on September 6, 2012:
With gratitude for all that I learned from Tom, Rest in Peace.
Larry Silvia left a message on September 6, 2012:
Deepest sympathy to the family of a fine gentleman and a dedicated UPSer.
Debi Vitale-Finnegan left a message on September 6, 2012:
Dear Eleanor, I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Petley. My heart is saddened. My regards to you and your family.Take care of yourself.My Deepest Sympathy, Debi (Therapeutics Unlimited)
John Aguiar left a message on September 5, 2012:
My deepest sympathies to the family. I worked with Tom many years ago, he was a great UPSER and leader.
Ted Rich left a message on September 5, 2012:
Tom Petley will be remembered by his UPS family as a manager who asked for the best in all who worked with him. He was a great leader and my friend. I will miss him and send my heartfelt condolences to his family.
Jack Hammond left a message on September 5, 2012:
I met Tom when he was my instructor at Utica N.Y.1965.He made a lasting impression.He was a man of honor and commitment.Add my condolences to those many he influenced. Sempher Fi Jack Hammond
sandra Tobias left a message on September 5, 2012:
Hi Miss Ellie, Kim, Dan and family. My heart is with you, receive my sincere condolences. Mr.Thomas was a very nice person, the times that we shared with all of you, was very special, and all of you are very special to us. God bless you.
Michele Ruhmann left a message on September 5, 2012:
Dear Ellie, Kim,Dan and Family I am so sorry for your tremendous loss. Tom was such a special man. I feel very blessed to have been a part of your lives for the past twelve years. I learned much from Tom, he was always so easy to talk to , he showed us all that the most important thing is to be there for and with your family to share the good times and the bad, to be generous to those you care about, to take a second chance on Love and to enjoy life to the fullest. He will be truly missed. Much Love to all Michele
Mike & Lynn briggs left a message on September 4, 2012:
Tom was a fine man, Ups'er - had a lot of respect for him for the short time I worked for him- may he rest in peace!
Ted and Doris Stoebling left a message on September 4, 2012:
Had the opportunity to work with Tom back in his Jeresy days in Central Jersey District. A good man.Our prayers go out to his entire family. May he rest in peace. Semper Fi
Frank O'Connor left a message on September 4, 2012:
My deepest sympathies to the family. Tom was a great leader and friend.
Tonya Duran left a message on September 4, 2012:
Dearest Ellie, Kim, Dan and Family, Words cannot express how fortunate a person I am for having had the priviledge to know Tom. He always brought a smile to my face. I will never forget his laugh, his charm, his incredible sense of humor, and most of all, the deep and profound love he had for his family. Tom was truly one to admire. I will miss him dearly. My appointment book will never be the same. I will miss seeing his smiling face in my chair. My deepest sympathy to the entire family. May the many wonderful memories you have all shared with Tom bring you comfort at this very difficult time. May God Bless and rest his beautiful soul. With Love and Sympathy, Tonya
Brian Holland left a message on September 2, 2012:
We join with so many others who knew and loved Tom in offering our deepest sympathy on his passing. Although it is little consolation at this sad time, it should be of some satisfaction to know that in his passing you can celebrate the joy he brought to all our lives. The measure of a life well-lived is through the lives he touched and the sorrow he leaves behind. If the outpouring of sympathy on his loss is any indication, and it most certainly is, you can proudly and confidently say that his indeed was a life well-lived. May you find peace and comfort in knowing that his loss is felt by all who knew and loved him and that he and Dad are together again in God’s arms. In Sympathy, Brian & Suzanne
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