Lois B. Pietkiewicz (nee Burch), 97, of Arizona, formerly of Clifton, passed away on March 9, 2021.
Born in Coffee County, Georgia, Mrs. Pietkiewicz was raised there in “the country”, one of the children of poor cotton farmers. She had lived in Clifton for many years and more recently had been living in Surprise, Arizona. She met her future husband, Victor J. Pietkiewicz, at a Saturday night dance after he had enlisted in the US Army during World War II and was in training at Fort Benning, GA. This meeting led to their eventual marriage on April 25, 1943 in Macon, GA. When Vic returned from Europe after the War, they moved to Paterson, NJ eventually buying a Home in Clifton, NJ. Although Lois moved “up north” she and her family would return and travel throughout “the south” all during her life. She also maintained lifelong friendships with several “southerners” who grew up together. Their Social Club was lovingly referred to as “The Rebels” and they enjoyed many good times together. While living in Clifton where they raised their family, Mrs. Pietkiewicz was a Parishioner of St. Philip the Apostle Church, an active member of the Valley Democratic Club in Clifton for many years and also worked for the Engineering Department of the City of Clifton. She and her husband Vic, loved to dance and socialize, which they enjoyed often. Lois always joked that Vic thought he was Fred Astaire and would just wear her out on the dance floor! They had such good times! She also really enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. In her later years, Lois also liked to give the casinos and slot machines a run for their money!
Mrs. Pietkiewicz was predeceased by her beloved and dearly missed husband, Victor J. Pietkiewicz, who passed away in September of 1998; by her loved parents: Matthias T. Burch and Janie Burch (nee Coleman); by her six dear siblings: John Burch, Lottie Mae Neighbors, Alfred M. Burch, Lindsay Burch, Edna Stansfield (nee Burch) and Rayford Burch; and by a much loved and cherished grandson, David J. Pietkiewicz.
Lois is survived by her three devoted sons: Victor Pietkiewicz, David Pietkiewicz and Joseph Pietkiewicz; four loved grandchildren: Cheryl Ann Pietkiewicz, Dawn Pruzansky, Rachel Pietkiewicz and Amy Pietkiewicz; and two treasured great-grandchildren: Abigail and William Pruzansky.
Cremation was held privately in Arizona. Please gather at Bizub-Quinlan Funeral Home on Thursday April 29th at 10:30am for a procession to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Totowa for a graveside committal service and burial of cremains at 11:00am where she will be laid to eternal rest next to her beloved husband, Victor. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 would be preferred and appreciated. Please visit www.bizubquinlan.com where online condolences may be left for the family on the tribute wall section of the obituary.
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