Arthur Petraske "Art" 60 of Evergreen, Colorado died suddenly March 14, 2012. He enjoyed life to the fullest and was doing what he loved. Art was born in Niskayuna, March 2, 1952, he was the son of the late Karl and Stella Petraske. He was an eager and energetic youngster, traits that stayed with him throughout his life. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and the University of Rochester with a Bachelor of Science in Geology. He loved to learn and was always eager for knowledge. He obtained his Masters in Geophysics at S.U.N.Y at Buffalo and a MBA in Finance at the University of Colorado. Art loved the science of geology and was thankful for the opportunities to contribute to the comradery and the challenges of working with his friends at Forest Oil.
He had a passion for mountain climbing, camping, ocean boogie boarding, polka dancing, traveling, running, and reading. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and helping others.
Art is survived by his brother, Dave and Patti Petraske, his sisters, Karen and Metro Breski, and Sylvia Armer and Brad Johnson, and his beloved nieces and nephews, Mark and Allison, Stephen and Judy, Melissa and Jason, Darren, Jason and Ellen, Melanie, Saralyn and Aaron, and great nieces and nephews, Noah, Chloe, Alec, Keira, Ethan, Michael, Samuel and Paige and his many friends.
Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, March 22 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Powell Wiswall Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday from 5-8pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in memory of Art to the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.