Baker City, Oregon
Lawrence “Buzz” Petrucci, 56, of Baker City died June 5, 2002, at his home after an illness.
There will be a celebration of his life at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Baker City Christian Church, 2998 Eighth St. Pastor Roger Scovil will officiate. There will be a time of fellowship and sharing after the service at 440 Third Street.
“Buzz” was born on Jan. 7, 1946, at Bridgeport, Conn. He was a son of Larry and Bertha Alice Sherwood Petrucci. He was raised at Southbury, Conn., and received his education there.
He entered the U.S. Army on Dec. 30, 1966, and served as a motor pool mechanic in Germany for two years. After getting out of the service, he returned to Southbury and worked at the Department of Transportation.
After leaving the DOT, he then apprenticed as a plumber, later receiving his journeyman certification. He worked his way to Washington and Oregon, where he met Kathy Warren at Molalla. They were married on Nov. 14, 1981, at Vancouver, Wash. They moved to Baker City in 1982. “Buzz” started his own plumbing business, “Buzz’s Plumbing,” in 1985 and continued to work in it until his illness in 2001.
“Buzz” was a avid archery hunter and made his own arrows. He enjoyed people and loved to visit. He was always a happy person who loved being with his family and friends. His interests included hunting, hiking and fishing. He enjoyed making the fishing lures that he used to “catch the big one.” He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy Petrucci of Baker City; children, Joshua Petrucci of Denver, Mary Jackson of Baker City, Nathan Petrucci of Camp LeJeune, N.C., and Hunter and Cassie Petrucci, both of Baker City; his mother, Bertha Petrucci of Southbury, Conn.; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ronald and Bonnie Brenton of Stratford, Conn., and Gary and Marge Petrucci of Southbury, Conn.; grandchildren, Kelsie and Weston Jackson of Baker City; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the “Buzz” Petrucci Trust Fund through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, June 18, 2002
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor