Anthony “Tony” Bernard John Pietrowicz Jr., 58, of Orange passed away Friday, Jan. 9, at his residence.
Tony was born Sept. 5, 1956 in Bayonne, NJ to Jean (Swirida) and Anthony Bernard John Pietrowicz Sr. He was a veteran, serving his country in the US Army. Tony had a love for nature and the outdoors; you could always find him with a rod and reel in his hand. He was a devoted father and grandfather; his grandchildren were the center of his world. Tony never met a stranger and he was a loving person who will be missed dearly; especially by his beloved dog, Sparkle.
He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Jason Pietrowicz.
Tony is survived by his wife, Terri Pietrowicz of West Orange; daughters, Melinda “Mindy” VanDevender and husband, Bubba of Nederland, Heather Smith of Orange, Brooke Smith of Bridge City; grandchildren, Blake, Balen, Whitney, Ashlyn, Hunter, Kennedy, Karlee, Kaleigh, Kayson, Chelsie, Bryce and great grandchild, Ella Kay. He is also survived by his sister, Veronica Sessbrueger of Lake Tahoe, NV; brothers, James Ryan of Salt Lake, UT, Edward Pietrowicz and wife, Ruth of Texas City.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 14, at 3:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 2:00 pm until service time. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
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