Theresa M. Pietrzak

June 04, 1947 ‒ March 19, 2020

Loudonville, Ohio

Theresa M. Pietrzak passed away peacefully Thursday morning, March 19, 2020 in her home surrounded by her family. She was 72.

She was born June 4, 1947 to parents Joseph & Lilly (Harris) Mandich in Dayton, Ohio. After Theresa graduated from Jefferson High School with the class of 1965, she began working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base.

While working at the base she met Paul Pietrzak, whom she mistook as the mail boy, but who was actually her boss. One day Paul asked how he could repay Theresa a favor he owed her, and her reply being that she takes him on a date to the drive-in movie theater and buys her a box of chocolates, the rest is history. On June 24, 1967, the pair married and they spent 52 wonderful years together.

Later Theresa and Paul retired to Loudonville in 1997 and loved to go to restaurants all around the area for breakfast every morning. They were so familiar with the area restaurants that they knew all the employees and their families. They also could be seen at all local fairs and festivals. Theresa’s paradise was their 14-acre homestead outside of Loudonville, where she had much love for her birds and plants.

She is survived by her husband Paul Pietrzak; sons John Pietrzak, Robert Pietrzak, and Adam (Aimee) Pietrzak; four grandchildren Jackson, Preston, Lillian, and Evelyn; her siblings Paul (Cienzie) Mandich, Tony Mandich, Sam (Lori) Mandich, Steve (Peggy) Mandich, Chris (Vicki) Mandich, Tom (Shelly) Mandich, Fred (Trish) Mandich, and Mary Mandich; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Joe Mandich, and nephew Brian Mandich.

Although no public service will be held in Theresa’s memory, her family hopes that you will hold her in your heart as you remember her in your own special way. A family scattering ceremony will take place in June.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Theresa’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • Luckily for me the past three months after I put my mother to bed we had the exchange

    Mom: I love you

    Me: I love you more

    Mom: Not Possible

    I Love you more Mom


  • So sorry to hear of Theresa’s passing. My heart goes out to the family during this difficult time. Theresa was always so kind and generous when I seen her at family gatherings or weddings throughout the years.

  • Sorry for the loss of your mother. Your family is in our prayers. She was always nice to me when I visited you guys when you lived here in Huber.

    Larry&Dana Grigsby

  • My memory of Theresa goes back to when all her boys lived at home. I was the little sister tagging along with Aimee when she went to visit Adam. I was so impressed that a mother would set aside an entire room of her house to turn it into a band room for her sons. They would play their guitars and drums in there very loudly and it didn’t phase her one bit. Much sympathy while you mourn her absence.

  • So sorry for your families loss Rob. Your mom was blessed to have you caring for her these last few years. May God bless you now and in the days to come.

  • I am so sorry to hear about Theresa. She was a very kind and loving lady. Love and prayers to you all.

  • Robert my best friend, I’m so sorry for your loss, Your mom treated me like her daughter. She and I spent many times talking about her life, her wishes for you. She will always be in my heart. I will miss her very much.

  • She was like a mom for all us car guys and metal heads who hung out at the Pietrzak farm….loved her contagious smile. Precious memories of a beautiful soul.

  • The first flower of Spring just bloomed. The first thunderstorm of the year is going on outside my window this very minute. The Canada Geese have been making their way northwards past my house; and the latest reports show hummingbirds have been spotted as far north as Tennessee already. They will be here soon.

    There is so much I want to talk with you about: The latest interesting cooking video on YouTube; the effects of the most contagious disease in our lifetimes; the most recent amazing rocket launch by SpaceX.

    You know, the things we discussed every single day.

    But suddenly, you’re no longer there.

    Good bye, Mom. You were my best friend. I will miss you terribly.

  • I’ve always heard it said not to pray for patience because God will give you trials, well mom must have prayed for patience because she got three boys.
    Growing up, I was pretty good at biting the hand that fed me because I distinctly remember branding her homemade salad as “weed salad” and begging if we could just have a normal one. Regardless, she continued to feed me with food, love, caring, and patience. We ate some weird stuff but I really grew to like her goat cheese, chamomile tea and sauerkraut, and Aimee loved her coleslaw!
    The grand-kids always loved coming up to a big meal, lots of love, fun stories and games. The girls loved your homemade jewelry and of course Evelyn likes to crochet. I don’t think that’s an inherited trait but it seems to be generational.
    We’d always get a little banged up on the farm and Mom would rub some kind of weird green salve on us and wrap us up, but the best part was when she would kiss it and make it better. I wish you could do that now mom, I’ll miss you.

  • To the Pietrzak Boys,
    Your mother was a miracle. Why? Because we never thought Paul would ever get married! But he & your mother did and thanks to their union we have the three of you. And even though her physical presence has left this earth, a part of her is in each one of you & her 4 grandchildren. She was a gentle soul. She appreciated the simple things in life that we are given every day that most people don’t notice or have ever noticed. If you were lucky to know her, she would point them out to you. She never wanted you to be sad or in pain. And she would do her best to remedy your malady. So in the days that you will now spend without her physically on this earth, just draw on memories of her and you won’t be sad & your pain will be less. And you can hug each other & know you’re hugging her & she’s hugging you back.
    I love you all,
    Aunt Mary M. Pietrzak

  • I will always carry memories of time spent on the farm. At times like a second home. From swinging by rope in the barn as kids, later working on cars along with playing music in the back room. Several musicians passed through there. I remember one time she said to me “I hope you don’t mind, I went in and hit some of the cymbals.” I said not at all that’s what they’re there for. She mentioned she liked how the smallest one sounded. She will be dearly missed.

  • Aunt Theresa – You were one of a kind! I never heard you utter an unkind word. Your appreciation of nature and spirituality touched everyone in your life.

    I have many fond (and painful) memories as a child with the boys on the farm. We always found new and interesting ways to have fun and injure ourselves, often at the same time. This, of course, continued into the teenage years….. Your home was always open and welcoming to all.

    Regardless of what was going on, you always had patience and kind words for all of us. I can remember the unique way that you looked at the world and how you could explain things from a perspective that not many would otherwise consider.

    I hope that you have found a new peace. We know that you will continue to spread love and kindness.

    My condolences to your family from mine.