Donald F. Piontkowski
Donald Frank Piontkowski, 79, New Salisbury, died Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Baptist Health Floyd in New Albany.
Born March 8, 1938, in Chicago, he was the son of the late Frank and Sally Rydlewski Piontkowski.
He retired in 1996 from American Airlines, which he joined when he was 17. He was a crew chief in Fleet Service. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, an honorary life member of the Transport Workers Union, the American Airlines Three Diamonds Club, the Polish National Alliance, the Aloha International Steel Guitar Club and the Capitol Motor Parts Bowling Team and volunteered for the Army.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, Carol Jane Piontkowski.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, the former Jerry Ann Wheatley; a son, Brad Piontkowski (Fumie) of San Jose, Calif.; a daughter, Beth Phillips (Chad) of Corydon; a sister, Nancy Ruminski of Crest Hill, Ill.; a brother, Frank Piontkowski of Joliet, Ill.; six grandchildren, Cameron, Brendon, Savannah, Abby, Carli and Josie; a brother-in-law, Tom Wheatley (Norma) of Waterloo, Ill.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation: Friday, Oct. 20, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 21, after 10 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Saturday, Oct. 21, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with burial in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Bradford.
The family suggests memorial gifts to the Wounded Warrior Project at woundedwarriorproject.org or by mail to 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.