Gerald (Jerry) William Petrini
Gerald (Jerry) William Petrini passed peacefully on May 3, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Born in the Chicago area on May 5, 1941, Jerry and his family moved to Santa Barbara in 1953. Jerry attended San Roque Grade School and then joined Saint Anthony’s Seminary for his high school years. Upon completing his education at Saint Anthony’s, Jerry attended the University of California at Santa Barbara where he obtained his Masters in Education and his lifetime teaching credential. Jerry taught English at Dos Pueblos High School his entire career.
Jerry had a love of travel, gardening, golf, family, good food and Cuban cigars. Jerry is survived by his wife, Virginia Petrini, his son Greg De Leon, daughter Yvonne De Leon, brothers Eugene Petrini, Julio (Madeline) Petrini, and James Petrini.
Right of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 12, 2023, at 11am at Saint Barbara’s Parish at the Old Mission Santa Barbara.