Augustin Petrus, 68

Augustin “Gus” Petrus, age 68, of Stratford, husband of Maria Dudik Petrus, died peacefully on April 20, 2013 in St. Vincent’s Medical Center with his family by his side.

Mr. Petrus was born March 30, 1945 in Vysna Mysla, Czechoslovakia and was the son of the late Margita Palencarova. He was employed as an electrician for Clairol of Stamford, Remington Arms and Avco-Lycoming. He loved golfing and gardening.

In addition to his wife Maria, Mr. Petrus is survived by their daughter Michelle Baronowski and husband Jon of Wilton and grandchildren Mia, Robbie, and Elsa. He is also survived by his daughter Darina Scavnicka and husband Eugen of Slovakia, and grandchildren Tomas and David. He is survived by two sisters, Marta Golias and husband Frank of Slovakia and Irene Hornak and husband Vinco of Slovakia and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Petrus was also predeceased by his brother Frank and sister Margita.

A funeral will be held on Thursday April 25, at 10 a.m. in St. Mark Church, 500 Wigwam Lane, Stratford, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Trumbull.

Friends may call at the Galello-Luchansky Funeral Home, 2220 Main Street, Stratford, on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. To celebrate a life, visit