He attended Nativity School, Hawthorne Jr. High, and graduated from Lorain High School in 1950. Ted served in the United States Navy as an Aerial Photographer’s Mate during the Korean War, spending time in Puerto Rico, Newfoundland and Africa. After his discharge, he worked at U.S. Steel, Lorain Works in the Industrial Engineering Department, BOP Shop, and retired in 1984, as foreman of the foundry. He later worked for the Lorain Morning Journal, Brady Coffee Service and Lakeland Enterprise. He was a member of the 3rd degree Knights of Columbus, Amherst Council 4891, the Lt. Frances McManus 4th. Degree Council Knights of Columbus, the Polish Legion of America Veterans and enjoyed volunteering for RSVP. He was a parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst for 52 years.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan (nee Burns); son, Thomas (Teri) Pienoski, of Sheffield Lake; daughters, Marie (Mark) Johnson, of Waldorf, Maryland, Therese (David) Feiner, of Marietta, Georgia and Irene (Douglas) Barker, of Canton; nine grandchildren, Michael, Christine and Elizabeth Pienoski, Anne, Daniel, and Laura Johnson, Philip Feiner, Mitchell and Janelle Barker; he is also survived by his sister, Phyllis Fior, of Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dominic (Dan C. ) and Josephine Pienoski; and a brother, Daniel, who died as a youth.
The Pienoski family will receive family and friends on Sunday, June 24, 2012, from 2 to 6 P.M., in the Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center, 1110 Cooper Foster Park Road, Amherst. Closing prayers will be said Monday, June 25, 2012, at 9:30 A.M. in the funeral center, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 A.M., at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 200 St. Joseph Drive, Amherst. Reverend Father Lawrence Martello, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst.
Ted’s family would like to extend their most sincere gratitude to the staff of Kingston of Vermilion, for the loving and compassionate care given to their husband, father, and “Dzia Dzia”
The family suggests contributions be made, in his memory, to St. Joseph School Endowment Fund in Amherst, 175 St. Joseph Dr., Amherst, OH 44001
Online condolences may be left for the Pienoski familywww.dovinreberjones.com