Robert Albert Petrasek

Robert Albert Petrasek

Myrtle Beach, SC 

Robert Albert Petrasek, 68, died January 18, 2020 at his home. Born November 13, 1951 in Washington, DC, a son of the late Albert Bernard and Dolores Kownacki Petrasek.

He was raised in northern VA and attended college there. He was a very hard worker from a very young age, worked in the grocery business, and eventually as a computer security specialist with the US Government. An avid hunter and perfectionist, he was most proud of his cabin he built himself on 174 acres of land, just a mere 5 miles from the home featured on the Walton’s TV series in Schuyler, VA.

Survivors include brothers, Albert John Petrasek & David Petrasek (Karen); sisters, Loretta P. Adams (David), Marilyn Evans, & Loraine Pope (Billy); and many nieces, nephews, counsins, and friends.

The Celebration of Robert’s Life will be postponed until further notice, please contact Albert John Petrasek at for questions.

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John Hannan
Gaithersburg, MD
Created On: 02/06/2020 12:14:29

I was Robert's last direct supervisor at GPO before he retired, for about 10 years. He was a great person to work with and have on your team. He showed me a lot of ropes when I came to GPO, and I am forever grateful. We miss him here at GPO, and I know I do, very much. Heartfelt condolences from me to his siblings and family.

Connie Sebold
Dunkirk, MD
Created On: 01/30/2020 16:00:13

I want to express my deepest sympathy on the loss of Robert to his family and Barbara. Robert and I worked together for many years and became good friends very easily. We often drank coffee and ate lemon doughnuts together while talking about everything from the Redskins, college basketball, family, hunting, home improvements, and vacations to retirement plans. We always ate chocolate cake to celebrate his birthday, a tradition I plan to continue. I have so many fond memories of him and will miss him dearly. A good friend to both of us, Charlotte Sears, passed away this week. If there is an after life I know those two are happily causing mischief and giggling together.

George Morris
Created On: 01/30/2020 15:36:59

Robert I can still hear you asking "who cars'
(who cares) while having our morning coffee.

You were a good friend and your Canadian buddy will miss you

Donna & Joe Weir
Grant Town WV
Created On: 01/30/2020 01:11:22

Dear Lori, family & friends of Robert...
We feel your loss as we were fortunate to of known Robert & will cherish his friendship.
Enjoyed our visit this past August with David, Lori & Robert, may you all keep the memories of him close to your heart.
Your friends,
Joe & Donna

Gina Moran
Parsippany NJ
Created On: 01/29/2020 19:10:14

Robert was one in a million, a heart of gold and a million dollar smile.
I looked forward every fall to see that smile at my door when I arrived in Myrtle. I loved when I saw you in the morning on the deck with your cigar, coffee and mini apple pies. Always a new funny story waiting!
“Anyway” ......
You will be missed, but never forgotten!

Katheleen Daigle
Created On: 01/29/2020 17:56:29

I worked with Robert for several years at GPO. He helped me a lot when I first started. He was a very kind person and always so cheerful. I would send him a Christmas card every year since he retired to keep in touch. My prayers are with your family and I hope you find comfort during this difficult time. He will be missed by many.

Gerry Fishback
Falls Church, VA
Created On: 01/23/2020 15:37:28

Robert was my best friend I had Know him for over 45 years. We were roommate back in the 70’s and had a lot of good times down at his cabin in 90’s hunting going down to Myrtle Beach to his Condo. He was like a brother and he will be missed.

Mickey & Kathy
Created On: 01/20/2020 16:49:12

Our friend Robert was a kind man with a beautiful smile that will always be remembered in our hearts.
Lori, you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
God bless you.

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