Saint Meinrad Seminary & School of Theology

Formation and Education for the Life of the Church

Alumni Obituaries

Paul S. Petrig

Paul Stephen Petrig of San
Diego, CA died peacefully at the age of 73 on October 20, 2018. The fifth of
eight children, Paul was born on February 15, 1945 in Evansville, Indiana to
Herman Joseph (Joe) Petrig and Irene Louise (Scheu) Petrig.



Paul enjoyed being part of a large family and was, like all his brothers and
sisters, born at home. He attended Corpus Christi School and was the first
altar boy and only boy in the first graduating class. He attended St. Meinrad
Seminary, graduated from Mater Dei in 1963, and graduated from the Benedictine
University in 1967. He joined the US Navy and became a fighter pilot
serving in the Vietnam War. After serving his
country, he went to work for PPG managing IT systems, eventually moving to
Pittsburgh, PA, where he retired from PPG. In retirement, Paul enjoyed his
grandchildren, motorcycle riding, and traveling.



Paul was preceded in death by his parents, his twin sister Stephanie, younger
brother Mark Allen and older sister Mary Ann (Petrig) Lasher. Paul is survived
by his daughter Heather (Petrig) Rekalske and son Jason Petrig (Erin) and five
grandchildren: Zachary Staebler, Benjamin Staebler, Beth Staebler, Tabatha
Petrig and Phoebe Petrig. He is also survived by his brothers, Joseph (Esther),
John (Margaret), Robert (Ethelene), and Michael (Nancy), and many nieces and
nephews.