Friday, October 28, 2016

In Memoriam: New Hope's Scott Petrie

Alexandra Buchler
Staff Writer


Mr. Scott W. Petrie, 56, was a night time custodian at New Hope-Solebury who tragically passed away on Sunday, Oct. 16 in a fatal motorcycle accident in Hanover Township.
 Petrie was riding his motorcycle when he was struck by an SUV and was rushed to St. Luke’s University Hospital in Fountain Hill. Sadly, Scott Petrie was pronounced dead at 1:24 p.m. due to blunt force trauma. Petrie’s death was ruled as an accident. Police say the Ford Explorer was heading south and failed to yield. This resulted in a collision between the motorcycle and the SUV. The police have not released the SUV driver's name as of now.
 After an interview conducted with a former coworker, Peter Rivera, we learned much more about Petrie. Rivera was generous enough to answer some questions about Petrie.
 “Scott was a charismatic, funny, strong, and trustworthy person. He talked a lot about the making of his birdhouses...” claimed Rivera. Scott Petrie spent a lot of time building birdhouses as well as other projects for himself and other people. “He enjoyed bringing in pictures of his work to show to everyone.” said Rivera.

 Scott Petrie came to work in April of 2010, and has been here for a little over six years. All of his friends and coworkers dubbed him as a very engaging, approachable and generous person who is always trying to better the lives of people around around him, especially the students. He expressed his innovative ideas and will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and coworkers. According to Rivera, there is talk of planting a tree in commemoration of him, but this is not final yet. Scott Petrie’s funeral was held Saturday, Oct. 22. His memory will live on in the hearts of his wife and three children. Scott Petrie will be greatly missed at New Hope-Solebury.

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