Obituary Details

Stefan Piotrowski

January 7, 1934 - July 12, 2016

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Time:
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Memorial Service

Location:
Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
Date:
Friday, July 15, 2016
Service Time:
3:30 PM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

Stefan (Stephen) Piotrowski, 82 of Raleigh, died after a long struggle with Dementia on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in Raleigh, North Carolina.

He was born on January 07, 1934 in Aliquippa, Pennsylvania to late Alexander and Stanislawa Piotrowski. He was one of six boys in the family. In 1963, he married Nancy Lipinski. Together they raised their children Patty, Alex, Stephen, and Theresa.

He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Nancy, and four children: Patty (Ted) Van Way II of Delaware, Ohio; Alex (Susan) Piotrowski of Marietta, Georgia; Stephen (Rebecca) Piotrowski of Rolesville, North Carolina; Theresa (Shane) Panaccione of Raleigh, North Carolina.

He is also survived by nine grandchildren: Theodore (Kami) Van Way III, Lucas (Kristen) Van Way, Cara Piotrowski, Nicholas Piotrowski, Zachary Piotrowski, Conner Piotrowski, Daniel Panaccione, Joseph Pannaccione, Vincent Panaccione and five great-granddaughters: Kinley and Kylee Balzer, Maddilynn, Ellie and Peyton Van Way. Stephen is also survived by three brothers: Thaddeus and Joseph both of Pennsylvania, and Frank of Texas.

Stephen was a graduate of Aliquippa High School (Pennsylvania). He served in the Army from 1956 – 1958. He worked as an electronic technician. He was involved in many Church ministries at Saint Raphael’s such as Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Eucharist Minister, Catholic Parrish Outreach and community services such as Habitat for Humanity, Warmth for Wake and Food Bank, just to name a few. Stephen was forever reliable and was always ready and available with fatherly advice. He enjoyed Family time and helping others.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association Eastern North Carolina http://www.alz.org/nc/
Posted by:
Marek Wiktor
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Stefan Piotrowski
Posted by:
Chris Mills
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
Sending the family our thoughts and prayers. Steve was so nice to our mother/mother in law, Frances Mills, when he took communion to her as a Health Care Minister. She loved having him visit her. We will never know how many lives he touched with his love and compassion for others. Certainly, there was a crown waiting for him in Heaven.

Chris and Jim Mills
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Susan Clark
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
Love and prayers for the Piotrowski family. We will miss Steve's steadfast faithfulness at Mass. We are grateful to have known him. Deacon Lou and Susan Clark
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Theresa & Jimmy "John" Donati
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
We truly are sorry to know that our dear Cousin Steve has passed away. He was loved by us and we will miss him. We send our Payers to Steve and his Family.

Cousins, Theresa & JImmy Donati
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Katherine
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Stefan Piotrowski
Posted by:
Mark Ennis
Posted on:
July 14, 2016
My Thoughts and Prayers are with the entire Piotroski Family
Posted by:
Rev. Timothy M. Hayes
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
Steve was truly a man of prayer. He expressed his unique call and relationship with God this way: ""I, Stefan Piotrowski, accept the responsibility to stand in my ministry knowing God as a LOVING SHEPHERD, and by my life of prayer I must help Him Shepherd His People by sharing my faith with them." May the Loving Shepherd receive him now into His loving arms.

Rev. Timothy M. Hayes, Columbus, Ohio
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Leona Petrosky Lombardo
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss, always loved when cousin Steve came to visit. Loved his smile.
Posted by:
Lloyd Price
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
I had the privilege of working with Steve for a number of years and though he was older than me I found him to be of excellent character and a great work ethic- I don't think I've ever worked with anyone that was more willing to work than Steve! He had a great personality and gentle care for others that shone through.He loved his family and his church and talked of them all the time! I loved to look at his face- a gentle smile with a sparkle in his eyes. Always happy! He never failed to cheer me up in any situation. I really do count him as a good friend and look forward to seeing him again when my time for heaven comes! Nancy has been a real trooper caring for and encouraging Steve all through his medical issues. Undoubtedly Steve is one of the finest men I have ever known!
Posted by:
Jamie Cecil Pope
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
The Piotrowski family are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss. May you hold fast to your memories. Mr. Piotrowski was a wonderful man!
Posted by:
Cathy Lombardo
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Stefan Piotrowski
Posted by:
Heather
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
Lit a candle in memory of Stefan Piotrowski
Posted by:
Richard Edwards
Posted on:
July 13, 2016
So sorry for your loss. Prayers to each of you
Richard Edwards
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Memorial Service

Pine Forest Memorial Gardens
770 Stadium Drive
WAKE FOREST, NC 27587

Cemetery

Unknown Location