Lawrence A. Pijanowski

September 05, 1936 ‒ September 18, 2013

Delaware, Ohio and Warren, Michigan

Lawrence A. Pijanowski, 77, of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Warren, Michigan, passed away Wednesday evening September 18, 2013 at the Cherith Care Center at Willowbrook, Delaware.

He was born September 5, 1936 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was a 1962 graduate of LaSalle College in Philadelphia.

He served his country as a member of the United States Army and Army Reserves from 1959 -1965 and then joined the Air Force Active Reserves serving from 1965 – 1979 earning the rank of Master Sergeant and later serving in the Air Force Retired Reserves from 1979 – 1996. He worked in sales and underwriting for several insurance companies finally retiring from full time work in 2000. He was an active member of the St. Martin Deporres Catholic Church in Warren, Michigan until moving to Delaware 2 months ago. He was also a member of the CPCU and Detroit Underwriters Association. He enjoyed reading, fishing, crossword puzzles, taking walks with his wife, and watching his beloved Detroit Lions. He also loved spending time with and visiting his grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 50 years, Anne (Vanderslice); sons, Keith (Eileen Changsut) Pijanowski of Glen Rock, NJ, Bruce (Pamela) Pijanowski of Delaware, and Craig Pijanowski and his girlfriend Erica Wilson of Roeland Park, Kansas; 5 grandchildren, Adam, Tessa, Elijah, Ava, and Lily Pijanowski; brother, Leon (Carol) Pijanowski of Dover, Delaware; sisters, Theresa (Eugene) Kasperowicz of Cinnamonson, NJ and Barbara Wisniewski of Philadelphia, PA; numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Sunday September 22nd from 2 – 5 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware. Funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday September 23rd at 10:00 am at St. Mary Catholic Church, 82 E. William Street, Delaware with Rev. Fr. Michael Watson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P. O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545-0302 or

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