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William P. Piszek

d. August 28, 2022

William Peter Piszek, 63 of Lower Gwynedd, passed away on August 28, 2022. He is the beloved husband of Beth (Beadle) Piszek of 28 years. 

 

Born June 2, 1959 in Philadelphia.  He was the son of the late Edward J. and Olga P. (McFadden) Piszek. 

 

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Ashley T Piszek (Ryan R Rothenberger) and Andrew J Piszek; and two brothers, Edward J. Piszek, Jr. and George W. Piszek. 

 

He was preceded in death by his two sisters, Ann Reitenbaugh and Helen Nelson. 

 

Bill graduated from Germantown Academy in 1977 and attended St. Joseph’s University. 

 

His illustrious career started by working for his family business, Mrs. Paul’s Kitchens.  He then transitioned to working as the marketing research manager for the Campbell Soup Company after which, he ventured out on his own with two sports apparel franchise stores, Show Case. He later returned to assist his father with his philanthropic endeavors and served as Co-Chairman of the Copernicus Society of America, a private family foundation, with his sister Helen Nelson and brother-in-law Erik Nelson.  

 

Bill was an exceptionally gentle and affable man, devoted to a life serving others as he played vital roles in supporting many organizations. 

 

Bill was a founding Board Member of Pitch In For Baseball & Softball, a long standing Rotarian in the Springfield Rotary Club, and served as a member on the Board of Trustees at Germantown Academy.

 

He had devoted much of his life to promoting youth projects and programs, first and foremost in Poland, the land of his forefathers.

 

In 1990, together with his father, Edward J. Piszek and Stan Musial, member of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, Bill organized a fundraising drive to help finance the building of the International Little League Baseball Center in Kutno, Poland. The building of this Center allows Little League Teams from Asia, The Middle East, Africa, and Europe to compete in Poland for a trip to the Little League World Series each year. 

 

In 2006, Bill helped launch an exchange program between the choirs of Germantown Academy of Fort Washington, PA  and the choir of Nowodworski Secondary School in Kraków, Poland.  This endeavor led to closer academic contacts between the two schools as well as annual trips to Poland and the US for dozens of student choristers from both countries.

 

He also volunteered his services as an auctioneer for numerous fundraisers in Montgomery County.

 

An avid Philadelphia sports fan, he celebrated each and every Philadelphia team championship.

 

A visitation will be held between 9:00 and 11:00 a.m. Wednesday September 7, 2022 at Christ Lutheran Church, 700 East Pennsylvania Ave, Oreland, PA 19075. The Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 a.m. 

 

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Bill’s memory to either Pitch In For Baseball & Softball (www.pifbs.org) or Little League (https://www.littleleague.org/who-we-are/making-a-donation/).

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