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“Sending heartfelt condolences to the entire Piekarski family. Kevin I am so sorry for the loss of your father. If you need anything I can help with,...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Cross - Fort Wayne, IN

“I can hear him playing drum-set in heaven with my Dad on the sax! I have numerous happy memories with Dick on the golf course and at the lake! Our...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Gorman - Mishawaka, IN

“Dear Marcia, Kevin, Brian, and Mark,Our hearts are hurting along with yours.Dick was such a special man. a true gentleman, as my husband said.I also...Read More »
3 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Diane and Mark Deysher - CO

“My deepest sympathy and prayers to your family. May God hold you in the palm of his hand during this sorrow. Marcia, I am so sorry I could not pay...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Mary Lou Glon - New Carlisle, IN

“Mrs. Piekarski & FamilyI was so sorry to hear about Mr. Piekarski's passing. He was a gentle soul with a big heart. He would never let my prom dates...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Andrea Boocher Edholm - IN

“Was so sorry to hear about the passing of Richard. Our deepest sympathy to Marcia and family. ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Kathy and Bob Dobecki - TN

“My sincere sympathy and prayers to his family and to his sister Tina. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Margaret Kozak - South Bend, IN

“Dick was a great man. His loss is heart breaking. ”
8 of 12 | Posted by: Jeremy Buesking - Fort Wayne., IN

“So sorry to hear about Dick he was a dear friend who i played a lot of golf with over the years. He was a very warm and friendly person. We will miss...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Otto & Sharon Strunck - FL

“sorry for your loss the entire family is being lifted up in prayers. ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: steve Pinter - davison, MI

“Sorry for your loss. Dick was a great father and mentor. The entire Piekarski family is in our thoughts and prayers.Pat and Kim Goralski ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry to hear of your loss. Feel free to call when you need someone toTalk to. Please accept our sympathy. Tom & Jane Manuszak ”
12 of 12 | Posted by: Jane &Tom Manuszak - VA - Family

Richard Francis Piekarski, 80, passed away on Thursday, June 15, 2017. He was born in South Bend, IN on October 5, 1936, son of the late Stanley and Helen (Kitkowski) Piekarski. Richard was a tireless worker, and retired from Rochester Midland, in Rochester, NY. His hobbies included golfing, fishing, traveling, attending sporting events, concerts and the Philharmonic. Musical talent is predominant in his family, and Richard himself was a talented jazz drummer. He was an excellent cook, and a man who didn't know a stranger. He was one of those rare people who always thought of others before himself. More than anything, Richard loved being dad, and was the most warm and compassionate person you would ever meet. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Marcia (Radecki) Piekarski; children, Kevin (Kerri) Piekarski, Bryan (Karen) Piekarski, Mark Piekarski; grandchildren, Brent, Branden, and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Justin Jr. and Jackson; and siblings, Christine (Richard) Sobczak, and Thomas (Gloria) Piekarski. He was preceded in death by his brother, Daniel Piekarski. A Memorial Service will take place on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 11 AM with Pastor Thomas Piekarski officiating at D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Chapel 1320 E. Dupont Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825 with calling 1 hour prior. A Memorial Visitation will take place on Monday, June 19, 2017 from 4-8PM also at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital of Memphis, Tennessee.