Wednesday, May 2, 2012


John Paul Petrovick, 28, of Arnold and Baltimore, MD, died at home surrounded by family, on April 28, 2012 after fighting a courageous battle with brain cancer. He was born in Salisbury and raised in Millersville. John graduated from Archbishop Spalding High School, Stetson University, where he was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and the University of Baltimore Law School in 2011. John was chosen to serve an internship with the Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore. He also worked for the Maryland State Legislature. 

John loved life. He enjoyed hiking, snowboarding, cooking, and loved dogs. He was an avid runner, running in many races and marathons where he was a champion for brain cancer research. John's motto, Inside All of Us Is Hope, was worn proudly in each race. Most of all, John loved relationships with his family and friends.

John is survived by his parents; Mary Milone “Buffy” Jordan (Sandy Jordan) of Arnold and Bruce P. Petrovick (Julie West Petrovick) of Wilmington, DE, his sister Caroline Jean Petrovick (Bethany Ellis) of Auburn, MA, his grandparents; Jean and Robert Milone of Severna Park, Alverta and Emil Petrovick of Mont Vernon, NH and Gracie and Rev. Joe West of Greensboro, NC, and his aunts and uncles Megan and Stephen Davis, John Milone, Laurie Ferguson, Deborah and Donald Horne, and Michael Petrovick. He is also survived by his cousins Greg and Samantha Horne, Stephen, Melinda, Gretchen, Courtney, Jack, Catherine, and Christopher Davis,and his niece Lucy Ellis Petrovick.

Friends are invited to a Memorial Visitation at Barranco & Sons, P.A. Severna Park Funeral Home on Thursday, May 3rd , from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of the Fields Church in Millersville on Friday at 11am. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers Memorial Contributions may be made to:
Dr Quinones Research in memory of John Petrovick c/o Emily Ehehalt Associate Director of Development Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery 100 N. Charles Street Suite 431 Baltimore, MD 21201 or online at the QQuest website: Online condolences may be made at

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