Saturday, January 3, 2009

A tribute to attorney John Petrini: RIP

< A memorial service was held on a rainy cold Saturday for John Petrini, the local attorney who died Dec. 19 after a long bout with cancer. John was a prince, one of those local institutions who always had a smile and hearty handshake for anyone. It was John's father that helped found what is now Borton, Petrini & Conron, one of Bakersfield's premier law firms. John was born Catholic but migrated to the Methodist Church. The ceremony at the First United Methodist Church featured a little of both: Rev. Richard Thompson and Father Craig Harrison. John was just 63 when he died, far too young for such a nice man.

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