ForeverMissed
Raymond "Ray the Wrench" Petreshock, Jr., of Gloucester City, NJ died unexpectedly on August 11, 2020 at the age of 50. He was a lifelong resident. He studied and worked in auto mechanics, where he earned his nickname. He also worked as a truck driver, and later at NJ DOT, finishing as a Highway Construction Inspector.

Raymond will be loved and missed by his daughter, Athena Petreshock, his mother Gloria J. Petreshock, (nee Pawlowski), sisters, Cynthia A. and her husband Ken, and Jennifer L. Petreshock, and nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Raymond, Sr., his best friend.

Ray's interests included cars, music and food. Ray's love of cars started early. He loved driving cars, fixing cars, looking at cars, but mostly he loved talking about cars. He had a car story for every occasion, every location, every person. He enjoyed listening to music, playing music and talking about music. Years ago, Ray said he would like this song played in his honor when he passes. It's  called \"In the End\" by Rush. Please listen, I know he would like that. Big Ray had a special place for every type of food he loved, and he had stories for each place he has been.

But Ray's real interest was people. Ray knew everyone and could talk with anyone. He was your best friend, your big brother, your rock. If Ray had it, it was yours too. He would do anything for you. He was a big softy; he was your tough guy. He was so many things to so many people. He will be missed by everyone whose life was made better by knowing him.

Burial is a private event. A memorial remembering Ray will be held at a later date.

Fertig Funeral Home, LLC
Posted by Michele Wicks on September 21, 2020
Gloria,
I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that I am thinking of you and the family. 

Love
Michele Wicks(Cline)
Posted by James Schardinger on September 3, 2020
Ray..A great guy, A Guy who knew Chevy's.. I loved the 1959... Ray, You're up there now, Use AC Delco.. Even God needs new spark plugs to make people on Earth to love one another, It is at this time I wished, I had seen you more.
Posted by Lisa Seigle on August 20, 2020
Raymond....

We had so many ups and downs...
Great and Rotten moments....

But in these 2" years...
We learned to understand one another....

When you and I were together...it was Explosive...

We loved each other....
I love you....

  I am lost without you!!!!


We were your biggest secret!

You left way to soon baby!!!!

 Forever Loved....

    Forever Broken....

  You are Missed!!!!!!


     Lisa

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Posted by Michele Wicks on September 21, 2020
Gloria,
I am so sorry to hear about Ray. Please know that I am thinking of you and the family. 

Love
Michele Wicks(Cline)
Posted by James Schardinger on September 3, 2020
Ray..A great guy, A Guy who knew Chevy's.. I loved the 1959... Ray, You're up there now, Use AC Delco.. Even God needs new spark plugs to make people on Earth to love one another, It is at this time I wished, I had seen you more.
Posted by Lisa Seigle on August 20, 2020
Raymond....

We had so many ups and downs...
Great and Rotten moments....

But in these 2" years...
We learned to understand one another....

When you and I were together...it was Explosive...

We loved each other....
I love you....

  I am lost without you!!!!


We were your biggest secret!

You left way to soon baby!!!!

 Forever Loved....

    Forever Broken....

  You are Missed!!!!!!


     Lisa
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Only one Ray the Wrench

Shared by Glenn Fadool on August 31, 2020
I first met Ray in 1988, we became friends instantly between our taste in cars and music. We had a whole group of car guy friends and go to car shows in Vineland and diners all over NJ and some other states. Elgen diner was one that's  pictured  on his fb cover page. His Mom and Dad graciously had all of us car friends over during Christmas every year. 
Ray used to play guitar and he always loved the drums as well. I would play on the drums the songs he liked to show him how they played them. We went to drum clinics and met Kenny Aronoff from John Cougar. Ray had a great ability to remember numbers (ex.mile markers on 295 lol) and lyrics  of many songs, especially Bruce Springsteen's that had so much to do with cars. We went to a lot of concerts as well. The Who, Cheap Trick, Pink Floyd, Chicago, John Cougar, Ratt and Rush to name a few. We both loved Rush a lot. We would talk about the drums more than guitar. 
Ray worked on my car a lot in 88 when I first got it way back in the day. Besides chevy, he liked Oldsmobile too, we always talked about Dr. Olds and all the cool 442 options and parts. My 1st car show I had my car in 89 he was one of the judges with the Jersey Late Greats . A couple of years  later we were driving  in my car together when I hit 100k. Ray was big on nicknames, he made mine Gunner because  I gunned my car. Lol. We used to go to Englishtown for car parts/shows and slept over once with someone he knew. I'll  miss his big long stories, as well as his quick one liners. Ray was also very talented and thoughtful to everyone.
Ray has so many great friends from all walks of life and I am glad to have been one of them. Though we drifted  apart we were still connected  through friends. My sincere condolences to his family and friends. 
Ray was a great man with a great heart. He will be missed. Take care to my longtime friend, Ray the Wrench.
Gunner Glenn