Obituary of Ken Petrick
Kenneth Anthony Petrick, 61, beloved husband of Cynthia Petrick, passed away
peacefully May 29th, 2011. A native of McKeesport, PA, he is the dearly loved son of
the late John and Mary Petrick.
A graduate of Indiana University-Pennsylvania where he was an active member of the
Kappa Sigma fraternity, Ken subsequently received his Masters Degree in Economics
from Penn State University. Upon graduation he and his wife of 40 years, Cynthia,
settled in Wheaton, MD.
As an economist, Ken had a distinguished career of 32 years analyzing corporate profits
at the Department of Commerce-Bureau of Economic Analysis. He retired in 2004, and
moved to State College, PA before returning to Wheaton for medical treatment.
An active volunteer in Washington DC area golf, Ken has been a Hole Captain for
innumerable local and national events, most notably the former Kemper Open, The
AT&T National, multiple Presidents Cups, and 2 US Opens. A long standing member
of Argyle County Club in Silver Spring, Ken actively organized, and participated in
competitive team golf throughout the region.
Ken's vast circle of friends and acquaintances were as numerous and diverse as his
interests. From his appreciation of wine, sports, travel, food, and all things Penn State,
people found Ken to be one of those unique individuals everyone enjoyed spending
He is survived by his wife Cynthia, of State College, PA, his nephew John F. Petrick and
other nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents, John F. and Mary R.
Petrick of McKeesport, brother John F. Petrick, and sisters Loretta Mihuc and Patricia
The family respectfully requests that any gestures of remembrance be made in the form
of a donation to Casey House/Montgomery Hospice, In memory of Kenneth A. Petrick,
6001 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20855.
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