John A. Petrosino, 85 of Auburn passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020. He was born in Detroit, Michigan, the son of the late Peter and Marie (Wisniewski) Petrosino. “Jack” as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, grew up in Clyde, NY, graduated from Clyde High School and later moved to Auburn. John served our country proudly in the Navy serving on the USS Rizzi as a Damage Controlman and also was a Navy Reservist during the late 1950’s. John went on to receive his degree in Industrial Arts and Technology Education from SUNY Oswego. He was an Industrial Arts teacher in the Skaneateles School District for more than 32 years, retiring in 1991. John was a very skilled and talented woodworker, crafting many different items, and was proud to live in the home he built. He was a regular “MacGyver” and tackled any project you asked him to be part of. He enjoyed the outdoors, and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
John also taught adult education courses in electrical wiring and small engine repair through BOCES for many years. He was a former Zoning Board Officer for the Town of Sennett, a member of the American Legion, and communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Church. John cherished the times he spent with family and friends, he will be sadly missed by all.
He is survived by his four loving daughters, Patricia (Joe) Martellaro of New Windsor, NY, JoAnn (Eric) Lepak of Auburn, Lisa Petrosino of Clyde, Julie Petrosino (Daniel Adams) of Auburn; four grandchildren, Laura (Andrew) Hulle, Alexandra Martellaro, Jonathan Martellaro, Lindsay Stevens; siblings Elizabeth Bucholtz of Florida, James Petrosino of Port Byron, brother -in-law Edward Sidler of Macedon, sisters-in-law Carmella Petrosino of Auburn, Patricia Sidler of Fla.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and beloved pets.
In addition to his parents, John was also predeceased by his wife Barbara (Sidler) Petrosino, a daughter Jacquelyn, and his twin brother P. Michael Petrosino, mother-in-law Josephine Sidler, father-in-law Harold Sidler Sr., brothers-in-law , Harold Sidler Jr., Donald Sidler, Don Bucholtz, sisters-in-law , Elizabeth Petrosino, Bonnie Sidler, Margie Sidler.
There will be private calling hours at the convenience of the family. Friends and relatives are invited to join the family this Wednesday, September 30th, 11:00 am at St. Francis of Assisi Church for mass. Burial will follow at St. John’s Cemetery, Clyde, NY, where full military honors will be accorded.
In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to a charity of one’s choice, in John’s memory.
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