In a devastating turn of events on Wednesday, December 6, a man is reported to have died by suicide at the Little Creek Grill. The somber incident has not only led to the closure of the grill for the remainder of that day but also extended into Thursday, December 7, due to unforeseen circumstances.
The late owner of Little Creek Grill, Joe Petroulis, allegedly held everyone at gunpoint before taking his own life. The community, especially those who knew him well, is grappling with the shocking news. Ron W. Knowles of Dover, Delaware, expressed his condolences, stating that Joe decided it was time to “go home to the Lord’s house.” Knowles wished Joe peace and conveyed the family’s deep sense of loss.
Correction: Joe had a sizable family in Delaware and Connecticut, with a sister, Pam Pritchard Hurley, who held a special place in her heart for him. Pam, devastated by the tragedy, expressed profound love for her brother. The Petroulis family, spanning two states, is mourning the loss of Joe.
As the community mourns, details about Joe Petroulis’s obituary and funeral plans will be released by the family. Little Creek Grill, a place that once brought people together, now stands as a poignant reminder of a life lost too soon.