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Richard J Piszczek

February 1, 1951 ~ May 20, 2020 (age 69)


Richard J. Piszczek, 69, passed away Wednesday May 20th, 2020 at his home in Griffith, IN. 

Richard is survived by his wife of 46 years, Mary “Dodie” Piszczek, his three children, Nicole (Robbie) Piszczek of Griffith, Leslie (Troy) Piszczek of Griffith, and Rik (Steven) Brankle-Piszczek of Portage, his sister, Joan Kaim of Illinois, his brother, Ken (Shirley) Piszczek of Tennessee, nine grandchildren, one great-grand child, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.  Richard was preceded in death by his father and mother, Martin & Tillie Piszczek, his sister Virginia Kaim, and his brother Martin Piszczek. 

Cremation was chosen and a Celebration of Richard’s life will be held later in June once the concerns of COVID-19 have subsided.

Richard was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and the Vietnam War, serving from 1969-1973.  He enjoyed fishing on Kentucky Lake, working in his garage, and collecting model cars with his grandson Ethan.  He also was an avid NASCAR enthusiast, trying to visit many tracks in his most recent years, and loved his western novels and tv shows.

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June 4, 2020

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
White Funeral Home
921 W. 45th Avenue
Griffith, Indiana 46319
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