William Robert Petrosky

william petrosky

June 8, 1954 ~ November 20, 2023

Born in: New York City, New York
Resided in: New Braunfels, Texas

William Robert Petrosky, 69, of New Braunfels, went to be with the Lord on Monday, November 20, 2023, at home surrounded by his loving family. Born on June 8, 1954, in New York City, NY, he was the son of the late Eva Santiago Ortiz Cuza and the late Theodore Petrosky. William is survived by his wife of 13 years, Sherry Lynnette Raquepaw Petrosky; son, Ayden Scott Petrosky; brothers Tony Petrosky (Lisa) of Covington, VA, Martin Petrosky (Priscilla) of Bryan, OH, Frank Petrosky of San Diego, CA, Phil Cuza of New York City, NY, and Jay Cuza of New York City, NY; nieces and nephews Leah, Hannah, Micah, Miguel, Isaac, Priscilla Inez, Nathaniel, Gabriella, Andrea, Jarissa, and Demi; seven grand nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends. In addition to his parents, William is preceded in death by his brother, Lester Petrosky, and nephew, Martin Petrosky.

A graduate of NYU, William dedicated much of his professional life teaching radiographic science and inspiring thousands of students over his 26-year career at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ. Known to them as Mr. P, he always encouraged his students to work hard and pursue their dreams. William enjoyed life’s simple pleasures: a good book, the sound of birds singing in the trees, and the majesty of a clear, star-filled sky. In his later years, William’s true commitment was to his family and to serving the Lord. He was a devoted husband, proud father, and exemplified God’s love through his humble spirit and selfless service to others. May his memory live on within the hearts of those who knew and loved him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2024, at 10am at Oakwood Baptist Church, 2154 TX-337 Loop, New Braunfels, Texas. In lieu of flowers, the family requests the planting of a memorial cherry blossom tree as a special way to commemorate the life and legacy of their beloved Billy: https://donorbox.org/adopt-a-cherry-tree-1

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith ~ 2 Timothy 4:7


Memorial Service: Saturday, January 6, 2024 10:00 am

Oakwood Baptist Church
2154 Loop 337
New Braunfels, TX 78130


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  1. Love you always uncle, you will be very missed. You were always a great man, and dad always spoke highly of how much of a positive influence you were and helping him get through his struggles ♥️ I appreciate the beautiful imprint you left on our lives. Blessed to have known you and be related to you.

  2. To my brother Billy. You will always live in my heart. You gave me guidance and inspiration in some of the toughest times in my life. When I seemed to be falling off the tracks, you were straight with me even if it wasn’t what I wanted to hear. And when things looked dark, you always gave me hope.
    I know you were so blessed to have Sherry and Ayden at your side. This I knew because you you told me so, but even when you didn’t say it directly, I could hear it in the way you spoke. I was so happy for that.
    You will be missed my beautiful brother until we meet one day again in Gods kingdom.

  3. Bill and I first met at MCCC over ten years ago, then later found out we both were active members of Faith Baptist Church in Hamilton NJ.

    We may have been sad when Bill and his wife moved to Texas, now we rejoice knowing that he is home with the Lord.

    We pray that your family will come to know the love of God as you did, through knowing and following His Son Jesus, as their Lord and Savior. Then one day, you can all have a family reunion with Christ in Heaven.

    Till we meet again.
    Your brother in Christ.

  4. May his soul and the souls of many faithful departed rest in perpetual peace. May God counsel the bereaved family.

  5. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Bill. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. He touched the lives of so many guiding them to build a career in radiologic sciences. May you find comfort in the memories you hold close to your heart.

  6. My sincerest condolences to all for his passing. Bill was a colleague of mine at Mercer County Community College. He was a great professor who cared about his students learning.

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