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Originally published: 2012-10-22 15:59:33
Last modified: 2012-10-22 16:43:53

Frank W Petersilie

Frank W. Petersilie,II, 72 of St. Augustine, Fla., died Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, in Melbourne, Fla.

As a former resident of Boone, Mr. Petersilie was a Professor of Art at ASU prior to founding a furniture manufacturing company called "Spherical Furniture" and managed that for over 20 years. He was a former member of the Boone Rotary and started WXIT AM1200 radio. He moved to St. Augustine in 1999 where he continued working in real estate investing. Frank wintered in Florida but always came home to the mountains in summer.

Mr. Petersilie is survived by his wife of 24 years Beth Petersilie of the home; a sister Jackie Cook and her husband, Ed, of St. Augustine; numerous nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews and many friends.

A memorial service for Mr. Frank Petersilie is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012, at Hampton Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to services.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations are requested to Bruce Shelton Memorial Scholarship Fund, 860 W. 5th St., Winston-Salem, N.C. 27101.

On-line condolences may be sent to the Petersilie family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.