Franklin J. Petures
September 10, 1936 - May 16, 2016
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Franklin J. ‘Bay’ Petures, 79, a lifelong resident of Monaca, passed away unexpectedly on Monday morning, May 16, 2016, at his residence.Born September 10, 1936, in Monaca. He was the last surviving child of John T. and Catherine (Gagliordony) Petures. Bay was a member of the Monaca Panthers basketball team and according to an article …
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Jim & Cindy Yagusic left a message on May 21, 2016:
Lorri, we are so sorry for your family's loss. you have our sincere condolences. You and your family will be in our prayers, God bless.
Angela Benson(Primo) left a message on May 21, 2016:
Coach Bill and Mrs. Petures, I was very sad to hear about the passing of Coach Bay. I have fond memories of him when I think about my basketball years at MHS. He always had confidence in me even I didn't. Coach Bay was a caring person who always saw the best in each of his girls on the team. He will surely be missed. May God bless you Coach!
Blanche Clark Weitershausen left a message on May 20, 2016:
Aloha Peggy,I am sorry to hear of Bay's passing. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.May God wrap his arms around you and give you comfort.Blessings, Blanche Clark Weitershausen
Sandy Melnikof left a message on May 19, 2016:
Deepest sympathy in your loss. Bay will be deeply missed here at CCBC. He was a friend to all of us and I will miss seeing his smiling face on campus. He left us with a lot of great memories!
Cathi Ferrari left a message on May 19, 2016:
My deepest sympathy to the Petures family. What a special man. He was "Mr. Monaca" He touched many lives including mine. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time
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The Lorenz family left a message on May 19, 2016:
We are sorry to hear of Bay's passing. He had been a great influence to all in Monaca especially to the kids in sports. May you find solace in knowing that he had touched the lives of so many.
Dan Klaus left a message on May 19, 2016:
My condolences to Bey's family and friends. Bey and I worked together at CCBC for many years. Bey always did an excellent job and was justifiably proud of his work. His friendly greetings will always be fondly remembered.Dan Klaus
Katie Thomas left a message on May 18, 2016:
Bay and I worked in the same building at CCBC, the CEC. I will miss passing him in the hallways, hearing him chat up one person or the other outside of my office, and seeing him put so much time and energy into his work on campus. It won't be the same without him at CCBC. He will be missed.
Carol Petrella and Family left a message on May 18, 2016:
To the Petures Family: You have our deepest sympathy in the loss of Bay. He will be truly missed. He was Monaca. Please find comfort in knowing through all that Bay did for Monaca and through all of his accomplishments his legacy will live on!
Joe Morack left a message on May 18, 2016:
Our deepest sympathy to the Petures family.Your family Is in our prayers. I would like to tell you that Bay was a special man and we would like to thank him for always having the best interest of the girls of Monaca in his heart, also a special thanks to him for what he did for our daughters.
Nalco Family left a message on May 18, 2016:
We are so sorry for your loss. All our prayers are with you and your family.
Frank J. Albert left a message on May 18, 2016:
I want to send my sincere condolences to Bay's family. News of his passing came as a shock to me and, I'm sure, to all of us at the Community College of Beaver County. I have taught at the College for 29 years, and for many of those years, Bay was a part of why CCBC has been a success. Receiving his greetings every morning and talking to him about work, sports, just about anything was always one of the high points of the day. I will miss him. Again, you have my sympathy. Frank J. Albert
Scott Kovach left a message on May 17, 2016:
I remember growing up how Mr. Petures was always involved with youth sports. After reading his obituary, I see her continued that throughout his life. We need more people willing to give their time like he did. He was a Monaca icon and will surely be missed. RIP.
Stephen C. Petures left a message on May 17, 2016:
Uncle Bay you were a blessing to not only myself but my entire family. Growing up your brother John (my grandfather, "Pap”) was my hero and someone who I looked up to All of my life. While in the hospital before he passed, I remember conversations and stories from the two of you about family and growing up. This was golden information to a kid like myself to learn more about my hero. In the process I also got to know you more and after he passed you continuously remind us of how important family is. You were so caring, selfless, genuine and always had a way of pointing out teaching or should I say coachable moments. I will forever cherish the moments I got to spend with you that not only reminded me of my Pap but also reminded me of how proud I am to be a Petures. You touched our lives in a way that we’ll never be able to express to you. Thank You! My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, and I smile knowing that you and your brother are reunited once again.
Butch Henry left a message on May 17, 2016:
Many people give to and help others throughout their daily lives, as did Bay Petures. But there is one attribute that sets Bay apart from many others. He personified the art of giving by giving without expectation of getting anything in return. Bay, you were appreciated, admired and loved by all who knew you. You were Blessed on Earth with Peg and your beloved family. Now you are Blessed in Heaven at God’s side. I’ve never heard of a team sport in Heaven, but if there isn’t, Bay will surely do his best to start one.
Frank Dodson left a message on May 17, 2016:
You were a tremendous person Uncle Bay. May you rest in peace.
Abby (Eaton) Ciosici left a message on May 17, 2016:
Heaven secured a legend from Monaca this week……Coach Bay Petures. With an eye for perceiving potential and heart full of hope, Coach Bay leaves behind a legacy of success, samaritism and service. Coach Bay was the epitome of dedication, passion and patience. Coach Bay taught me and many others in my hometown of Monaca, the game of basketball, how to be a team player and the art of team work. Always approachable, Coach Bay was always willing to listen and go the extra mile to ensure the skill was taught and to make you that much better.Coach Bay somehow perceived potential in my six-foot frame, despite having a two-handed chest cannon that bricked off of the backboard. The time and effort he put into making me a basketball player was limitless. His belief in me persevered even when I didn’t believe in myself. Staying after practice to do extra drills, taking time to conference post practice/post games, writing encouraging cards, watching film, fielding calls from college scouts/coaches and being there anytime my team needed him were consistent traits of Coach Bay. He was one of a kind and one of the kindest, staying in touch long after high school graduation. Coach Bay never gave up on us and was always encouraging, even in the face of defeat. A lot of kids learned the game of basketball because one man had the passion and the patience to teach it to them. His passion for teaching the fundamentals of the game, developing talent and believing in each of his players was his legacy. In a short time, Coach Bay finessed my two-handed chest cannon into a nothin’ but net goose neck that gleaned a few glares from college coaches. I couldn’t have done it without Coach Bay. Thank you for the time, effort, patience and wisdom both on and off the court. They say it takes a village and you played an inherent part in mine and many others in Monaca. I’m forever grateful that you were such an integral part of my journey. It was an absolute honor, Coach Bay.Abby (Eaton) Ciosici
Jim & Tamee Lansberry left a message on May 17, 2016:
Peg & Family: We are so sorry for your loss. He will be truly missed. I never saw a man with more pride in his home town. Monaca lost a good one. We will think of him often and smile. There will never be another Bay!
Thelma Laurain left a message on May 17, 2016:
You always had the knack of cheering me up! I am proud to have been considered your friend.
Andrew Podbielski left a message on May 17, 2016:
RIP Coach I enjoyed working with you and being around you. What a great example for kids. You dedicated your life to helping young people and that is the definition of a role model. God Bless my friend
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Kathy McDonald Spencer left a message on May 17, 2016:
deepest condolences to the Petures family in the loss of a Monaca "legend".From Kathy & Larry Short and Pat & Harriett McDonald
Doug Lauffer left a message on May 17, 2016:
Thank you for "Bay Beautification Day”! Your life is an inspiration; in our conversations at Community College Beaver County, you focused on the privilege we have to do a great job for our students. Rest in peace, May your family and all have strength and comfort at this time of mourning.
Chris Reber left a message on May 17, 2016:
Bay was a great man who cared deeply about others. He was a valued member of our CCBC community and led efforts to beautify our campus. I will never forget all of his kindnesses. I will miss him greatly and will keep Bay and his family and friends in my thoughts and prayers.
Tara Timpano left a message on May 17, 2016:
To the Family-My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of such an inspiration. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may the light of his spirit bring you comfort and peace.
cindi huzyak/nyoh left a message on May 17, 2016:
sorry for your loss god needed another angel and he went. so now theres another bright star in the sky. god bless you all.
John T. Petures, Jr. left a message on May 17, 2016:
Dear Aunt Peg, Billy, Rob, Mark and Lorri and grandchildren. Cindy and I and our children are so saddened by your loss. We loved Uncle Bay so much and will miss his stories, his powerful voice and his endless spirit. He reminded our children so much of their pap and find comfort in the fact they're together again. I pray that the love and kindness extended by family and friends will give you some peace during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you reflect on your wonderful life with your husband, father and grandpa. We're so Blessed he was part of our lives!
Joanne Dolph/Parise family left a message on May 17, 2016:
so sorry for your loss, Bay was a sincere and generous man He will be sadly missed
Eric Tonsetic left a message on May 17, 2016:
To the family, your loss is great in having had a father who cared my condolences , to the community its loss is of a leader who gave to all without asking for anything back in return. Bay was a rare person that you don't find in this time of ours.
Tom Hays left a message on May 17, 2016:
Words can not express how sad I am to hear of Bays' passing. Next to my parents he was my favorite role model. Bill and family, my prayers are with you all. I learned so much from my coach and I wouldn't be the man I am without his guidance when I was a boy. I still have my 4th grade championship trophy we won and it is one of my most prized posessions. God must have needed another coach in heaven. I love you Coach Bay and thanks for being you.
James A Lakas left a message on May 17, 2016:
Bay is a great man. My first memory of him was at the Monaca Little League field in 1971 when he was installing the electric scoreboard. I stood in disbelief as I was one of about 10 kids watching when he came up to us and asked how do you like the scoreboard? We responded as expected with much excitement. I agree with Kathy Spencer Bay Petures is a Legend!!!! I will miss you.
The Daniel Grime Family left a message on May 16, 2016:
We are without words with the loss of Bay. He was involved in every aspect of Monaca and he truly dedicated his time and energy to encourage everyone that they have a talent. He has always been well know and well liked by everyone. Not only is he our neighbor but he was a part of all of us growing up. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. There are thousands of people that he touched and there are thousands of people who became better than what they were by being around him..... Our prayers are with you now and always.The Daniel Grime Family
The Dan Grime Family left a message on May 16, 2016:
We are without words with the loss of Bay. He was involved in every aspect of Monaca and he truly dedicated his time and energy to encourage everyone that they have a talent. He has always been well know and well liked by everyone. Not only is he our neighbor but he was a part of all of us growing up. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. There are thousands of people that he touched and there are thousands of people who became better than what they were by being around him..... Our prayers are with you now and always.The Daniel Grime Family
Karen Zurek left a message on May 16, 2016:
So sorry to hear of your loss. Billy , Peg and family your in my thoughts and prayers. Bay was a huge part of my life growing up he not only was our coach but he loved us all like his own kids. He will be missed...
Rhonda Seaman left a message on May 16, 2016:
Peg and Bill, I'm so sorry for your loss. Bay was a very kind and generous man. I always appreciated that he kept me on the team. Even though I had no idea what I was doing, I showed up and tried and that was enough for him. That lesson has stayed with me all of my life, showing up and doing your best is just as important as being good. He will be truly missed.
Simpson Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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