Dr. Jay Ridgway Petrie, 81,

Dr. Jay Ridgway Petrie, 81, of Solebury, Pa., passed away on Thursday May 26, 2016.

He was born February 26, 1935 in Doylestown, PA, but lived in Lambertville, NJ during his childhood years. While at Lambertville High School, he played baseball, basketball, and trombone. He was valedictorian of his graduating class.

Jay completed undergrad work as well as dental school at the University of Pennsylvania. He married Patricia Worth on August 16, 1958. In 1959, Jay joined his father’s dental practice in New Hope, PA. Jay practiced dentistry for 44 years, retiring in January of 2003. Throughout his lifetime, he participated as a member of the New Hope Exchange Club for 12 years, worked on the Solebury Township board, and volunteered in the NHS community Association. In addition, Jay joined the Buck-Montgomery Dental Association. Jay loved to paint, carve wood, garden, golf, and travel, especially to the Caribbean. 

Jay is survived by his loving wife Patricia, his son Scott (Janice), and his daughters Linda (Ned) and Beth (Stuart), as well as 8 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild and his sister in law LaVerne Petrie. He was preceded in death by his brother, Dr. Kurt Petrie as well as his parents, Dr. Alfred and Evelyn Petrie. 

A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 1, from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Garefino Funeral Home, 12 N. Franklin St., Lambertville, NJ. Funeral services will be held Thursday June 2, at 11:00 am at the New Life Christian Church, 4 Freedom Dr., Newtown, PA. Burial will be private.