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Edward R.S. Petty

March 8, 1929 January 21, 2018
Edward R.S. Petty
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Obituary for Edward R.S. Petty

Edward R.S. Petty, 88, a longtime area resident, died on Sunday, January 21, 2018 at the Renaissance Rehabilitation and Nursing Care Center in Hyde Park.

Born on March 8, 1929 in Poughkeepsie, he was the son of the late Edward and Helen (Czech) Petty.

Edward proudly served in the United States Marine Corps. during the Korean War. On April 16, 1951, he was awarded a silver star.

For over 35 years, he worked as a head pressman for the Western Publishing Company.

Edward was a member of the Vail Wolff VFW Post 170 in Poughkeepsie.

He enjoyed watching NASCAR (especially his favorite driver, Richard Petty), and spending time outdoors, hunting, feeding the animals, and running around with his beloved chocolate lab, BoBo.

Edward is survived by his sons, Edward R.S. Petty, II and Tracy Petty, both of Hyde Park; daughter, Kathleen Helen Petty, of Poughkeepsie; granddaughter, Stacey Lynn; and great-grandson, Gavin.

There will be no calling hours.

Family and friends will be gathering at Sweet’s Funeral Home on Route 9 in Hyde Park on the morning of Thursday, January 25th. They will be leaving at 9:30am to drive to a 10am graveside service at Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery.

Entombment, with military honors, will follow the service.

Edward’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff at the Renaissance Nursing Center for their loving care of Edward.

In lieu of flowers, Edward’s family respectfully requests memorial donations be made in his name to the Dutchess County SPCA, 636 Violet Avenue, Hyde Park, NY 12538 (845-452-7722,

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Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery

342 South Ave.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
342 South Ave. Poughkeepsie 12601 NY
United States

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Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery (Lawn Crypt Garden) Final Resting Place

342 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

342 South Avenue Poughkeepsie 12601 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

Dutchess County SPCA

636 Violet Ave.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

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