Anthony T. Piwinski, 87, of Amherst, passed away Monday, June 11, 2007, at Welcome Nursing Home in Oberlin following a six-month illness. He was born June 12, 1919 in Cleveland. Anthony has been a lifetime resident of Henrietta Township. Anthony served in the U.S. Army in World War II serving in the Normandy Invasion, D-Day, and the European Africian Middle Eastern Theater, where he received the Purple Heart, European African Middle Eastern Theater Medal with two bronze stars. He was employed as an iron rigger at American Shipbuilding for many years. Anthony was a member of Nativity Blessed Virgin Mary Church in South Amherst. He was a member of the United Polish Club in Elyria and the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Grafton.
Survivors include his sons, Anthony S. Piwinski of Elyria, Walter C. Piwinski of Oberlin, Donald A. Piwinski of Lagrange; his daughter, Suzanne M. Szalkiewicz of South Amherst; four grandchildren; brother, Stan Piwinski of Oberlin;
sister, Sophie Diedrick of Amherst.
He was preceded in death by his wife of fifty-two years, Ruth C. Piwinski (nee Krueck), in 2002; granddaughter, Jena Rose Piwinski; sisters, Stella Godfried, Clara Deery, Theresa Towne; parents, Thomas and Helana Piwinski (nee: Zglimizka).
Friends may call Wednesday, June 13, 2007 from 4 to 7 P.M. at the Hempel Funeral Home, 373 Cleveland Ave., Amherst. Closing prayers will be held Thursday, June 14, 2007 at 9:15 A.M. at the funeral home followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10 A.M. from Nativity BVM Catholic Church, 333 South Lake St.,
South Amherst. The Rev. Fr. Denis St. Marie, pastor, will officiate.
Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Amherst.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Camden Fire Department Ladies Auxillary, P.O. Box 124, Kipton, OH 44049.