Bay City, Michigan
Mr. Pijaszek passed away Thursday July 30, 2009 at Brian’s House surrounded by his family, age 74 years. Son of the late Michael & Mary (Nosek) Pijaszek, he was born March 23, 1935 in Bay City. He married the former Lois A. Mrozinski May 12, 1962 in St. Anthony Church of Fisherville. She survives him. Walt worked at R.W.C. Inc. for 42 years before retiring. He was a charter member of St. Vincent DePaul Church, a life member of St. George Society and Pulaski Hall, a former member of the Chopin Choral Society and the Polish Singer Alliance of America. Walt was a 50 year member of the K of C Msgr. Eugene A. Forbes Council #3590, a member of the U.S. Steel Workers Union #5187 and served 4 years with the Michigan National Guard Medical Corps. He enjoyed listening and dancing to polka music, hunting, fishing, and picking mushrooms. Walt was an avid golfer; he enjoyed building golf clubs, woodworking, arts & crafts, playing cards with his K of C brothers in Auburn and helping them out on their fish fry’s. One of Walt’s biggest treasures was his seven grandsons. He and Lois were always busy traveling to and from baseball & basketball games, birthday parties and all occasions pertaining to their lives.
Surviving besides his wife Lois he leaves four children; Mark (Lisa) Pijaszek, Brian Pijaszek, Lisa Norman, Ken (Lori) Pijaszek, seven grandsons; Adam, Benjamin, Chad, Justin & Kyle Pijaszek, Alex and Kirk Norman. Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters; Richard (Carol) Pijaszek, Robert (Mary Jo) Pijaszek, Rose Marie Zaucha, Bernadine (David) Payne, two sisters in-law; Phyllis (Ronald) Gerulski, Nancy Mrozinski and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his mother in-law and father in-law; Louis & Selma Mrozinski, two brothers in-law; Peter Zaucha, Richard Mrozinski and a niece; Mary Lou Zaucha.
The family would like to thank Dr. Reddy, Dr. Cook, Dr. Kule, Bay Regional Medical Center Ambulance Department along with the nurses on 6 –west for their kindness and care. They would also like to thank Dr. Parmer, Janet Beattie and the entire staff at Brian’s House and Bay Special Care for their compassion during Walt’s illness. Love you all!
Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wednesday August 5, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. from St. Vincent DePaul Church. Rev. Fr. Robert J. Meissner will officiate with entombment in St. Patrick Mausoleum. Friends may call at the Ambrose Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2 -8 p.m. and at the church on Wednesday after 9:00 a.m. There will be a parish vigil service for Walt along with a Bible presentation at 7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider St. Vincent DePaul Church, Brian’s House or Tony & Trish House in Auburn.