David D. Petrie, 72, Pierrepont Manor

PIERREPONT MANOR, NY —  David D. Petrie, 72, Pierrepont Manor, NY, passed away Monday, Feb. 13, 2023, at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY, with his family by his side.

David was the son to late George D. Petrie and Phyllis (Maitland) Petrie. Raised on a farm in Sandy Creek, NY, David learned the value of hard work, faith, and love.

Prior to his early career David was at hand on the family farm guiding his three siblings. He first started working at Rods Big M in Sandy Creek, NY. Then at Goslin’s Garage in Adams, NY, and for many years following at Blount Lumber Company, located in Lacona NY. In the time of settling in Mannsville, NY he married, and had two children Jesse and Naomi. Upon Blount lumbers’ closing, David worked several years with Morgan Williams Excavation and Sanitation, in Belleville, NY. After that he returned to his love for farming at William Slate’s farm, in Mannsville, NY. David always loved carpentry work and eventually started and retired from his own business, Petries Quality Wood Products.

David took great pride in his carpentry crafts. Specializing in bird houses and feeders to represent his love of nature, as well as clocks, picture frames, wind chimes and refinishing small furniture. Beyond the master of his woodworking, David was an avid lover of working on cars, hunting, and fishing, as well as his love for guitar and music. He also had a hobby of tasty wine making. Most of all David loved spending time with his family and guiding his two children.

David was a man of faith, integrity, loyalty, kindness, and respect. He was known for his wisdom, character, love for nature, love for his family, but ultimately his love for life. David will be greatly missed by the many family and friends whos’ hearts he touched.

Surviving are a son, Jesse Petrie, Adams Center; a daughter, Naomi Petrie, Carthage; a granddaughter, Sydney Petrie; his mother, Phyllis (Maitland) Petrie, Adams; a brother, Phillip Petrie, Pierrepont Manor; two sisters, Nancy (Brian) Ross of Depauville; Susan Petrie, Adams; and his companion Renee (Sawyer) Nelson, as well as a large extended family.

He was predeceased by his father, George D. Petrie

A graveside service in the spring will be held in Ellisburg Cemetery to be announced by the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.carpenterstoodley.com

Psalm 23:1-6 KJV

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: And I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.