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Passing of William Petredis Class of 1946

August 9, 2016 by William Petredis (Register to contact)

My father, William Petredis, passed away on June 5th 2016 after a long life and battle with Diabetes at an age of 88 years old.
He was proud of Bellaire and Bellaire High school and all of his friends he made and kept up with ever since his graduations and his move to Louisville Ky. He left behind Two sons, Nick and Phillip both of Louisville and 2 daughters Kathleen King of St Peters Mo. and Renee Saylor of Prospect Ky.
he was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years Carolyn Petredis 9 months earlier

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Veterans Monuments restored in Bellaire  WTRF

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Over 1,000 Christmas tree shoppers visit Feisley Tree Farms  WTRF

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Fatal accident on U.S. 250 early this morning  WTRF

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