Our Sympathies....Yours Too...Joe Petrowsky

Real Estate Agent with EXP Realty 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

  I knew you would want to know.....


Joseph Lewis Petrowsky 75, of Eastford, CT passed away unexpectedly, November 18, 2022
with Gail, his best friend and wife, by his side. Born in Freising Germany in a DP camp just after
the war, he was the son of the late, Abraham and Regina Lipshitz Piotrkowski.
Joe met the love of his life and best friend at the age of 17. They married in 1970 and raised two
beautiful and wonderful daughters; their life of love together was nothing short of magic. The
magic ended much too soon.

Papa Joe was adored by his grand kids. All that knew him knew of the endless joy his family
brought him. To Joe, family was everything and he often said that he wanted for nothing.
After over twenty years of operating Petrowsky Real Estate Company with his wife Gail, Joe
went on to start Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. While many firms do home loans with strict
parameters, Joe was only interested in loans no one else would do. He embraced the
challenges and obstacles people had to home ownership, proud to help the dream of home
ownership come true for so many. Those who worked with him at Right Trac were as close to
him as family. His heart burst with joy this past summer when his youngest daughter joined him
as a loan officer.

Promoting his business was also a joy and a favorite past time. As with everything he did that
too was about helping people. His blogs, often helpful, jokes sometimes corny but always worth
a read. This was not just advertising or an outlet, but another way to help. So too was his active
membership in BNI.

He was so proud of Gail’s work with self help seminars, Wellness Options Seminars, that he
never missed one. He loved watching the impact Gail had in her workshops and the
transformation in peoples lives.

Joe was most selfless with his time, the number of people that count him as not just a friend but
an advisor are too many to count. A trusted Rabbi of business to so very many.
Along with his parents Joe was preceded in death by parents in law, Bernie and Gloria Cantor;
and his brother in law Gary Cantor; sister in law Gail Judith Piotrkowski. He is survived by his
beshert Gail Cantor Petrowsky; daughter Dava and her husband Brett and their son Dylan,
daughter Jill and her two children Jacoby and Zoey; brothers Nathan and his wife Anne and
Sammy, and many many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at Temple Bnai Israel, 345 Jackson St., Willimantic, CT on
Monday, November 21st 2022 at 10:30AM. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the
family. To leave a memory or message of condolence, please visit
www.blumensteinfuneralhome.com .

Thank you for your contributions to your family, your community, the lending and real estate industries...and the world. Rest Well, Joe.

Posted by

Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS

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Comments (43)

Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC
Thank you so much for letting us know this. I really feel like we are a family across the country -and we all grieve at the loss of one of our own. Be sure to give each other a hug tonight.
Nov 19, 2022 04:05 PM
Buzz Mackintosh
Mackintosh REALTORS - Frederick, MD
“Experience, reliable, leadership”

RIP Joe, our thoughts and prayers are with your family & friends 🙏

Nov 19, 2022 05:16 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

My condolences, I am very saddened to learn Joe is gone. I always enjoyed Joe's posts, he will be missed. 

Nov 19, 2022 07:58 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

Oh, I am so sad to hear this, Sally. I know you all were close with them too. My heart just breaks for Gail - I cannot imagine what she (and her entire family) is going through right now. Thank you for sharing here in the Rain.

Nov 19, 2022 11:17 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Journey well Joe my brother—-May you rest well and always be remembered

Nov 19, 2022 11:33 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Seems like he was very special to a lot of you. I can see that I love you have fun memories of him and that makes somebody live forever in our hearts. :

Nov 19, 2022 11:34 PM
Ritu Desai 703-625-4949
Samson Properties - Chantilly, VA
Northern Virginia,Washington DC & Maryland Realtor

I'm so sorry to hear about Joe's unexpected passing! Thank you for letting us know.  Thoughts and prayers are with his family RIP

Nov 20, 2022 05:48 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

This is definitely very sad news.  I never really got to know Joe Petrowsky but I followed him and would occasionally read his posts.  My prayers are with him and his family.

Nov 20, 2022 05:54 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Sally & David,

Very sad to hear of this. Was he ill? He always seemed so cheery.  Joe will be missed.

Nov 20, 2022 07:03 AM
Rain Silverhawk
Sandpoint Realty rain@lakeandhomes.com - Sandpoint, ID
208-610-0011 Sandpoint Idaho Real Estate Realtor

Thank you Sally, I had not heard.  While there are never any words to help at times like this, your tribute honored his life.  He will be missed by all that knew him. 

Nov 20, 2022 11:51 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Thank you for posting...It was so sad to hear of Joe's passing. He was a  kind man and a friend to all—condolences to Gail and the rest of the family. Joe will be missed.

Nov 21, 2022 07:52 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Colorado Broker / Referral Services

This is not the type of news one wants to hear... very sad to hear of Joe's passing!  Our deepest condolences to Gail and the Family!!

Nov 21, 2022 08:42 AM
Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
Texas Pride Realty Group Brokered by HomeSmart Stars - Addison, TX
Real Service. Real Results. Real Estate

I am so sorry to read this. My his memory be a blessing to all who knew him.

Nov 21, 2022 12:37 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It was very sad to read about his passing. 

Nov 21, 2022 03:37 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

My deepest sympathies to Joe's family. I watched his Celebration of Life video from the obituary. He was really loved. It was a blessing to us to have him as long as we did here on ActiveRain. Joe & Gail, their children, and grandchildren embodied love. He shall be missed.

Nov 21, 2022 05:05 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Wow, he really had an impact on all of you! Just these post on here show how much she was loved quite a lot! Love and eternal light

Nov 22, 2022 08:44 AM
Dr. Paula McDonald
Beam & Branch Realty - Granbury, TX
Granbury, TX 936-203-0279

We will certainly miss Joe's presence here in our Rain family. I pray for his family as they navigate these tough times. Blessings.

Nov 23, 2022 06:21 AM
Matt Brady
Watermark Capital - Del Mar, CA
One of San Diego's Best Lenders

All you can ask for is a great life, well lived. I think Joe had that. RIP

Nov 24, 2022 10:32 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Sally and David - Joe will be missed.  I met him at a meetup and have followed him.  I had hoped I might have been able to have referred a struggling buyer to him shortly.

Nov 26, 2022 07:04 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I hope all is going well for you this year.

Have an outstanding summer.

Aug 11, 2023 09:40 AM