Ernestine Petras

Obituary of Ernestine Petras

Ernestine "Teeny" Petras, 95, of Haskell, passed away on November 20, 2017.

Born in Coaldale, PA, Teeny lived in Irvington, NJ before moving to Haskell.  She was a former infielder who played for several teams in her ten-year stint with the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.  One of Teeny's greatest assets was her speed, making her a standout shortstop and helping her to steal over 400 bases in 9 seasons.

Teeny is survived by her nephew and godson, Brian Scarborough; her nephew, Francis Bruno and his wife Frances, and their daughters, Dyanna and Kristen; her niece, Michele Rizzuto and her daughters, Caroline, Grace, and Cathryn.

Visiting hours will be held from 10 am to 12pm Friday, November 24 at the M. John Scanlan Funeral Home.  A funeral service will conclude the visitation at 12 pm.  Interment will follow at Christ the King Cemetery, Franklin Lakes.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Teeny's memory to the Pompton Lakes Riverdale Little League would be greatly appreciated by her family.