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Preston S. Piasecki

April 15, 1941 June 2, 2019
Preston S. Piasecki
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Preston S. Piasecki, 78, a longtime Staatsburg resident, died Sunday, June 2, 2019, at the Thompson House in Rhinebeck.
      Born April 15, 1941 in Ankara, Turkey he was the son of the late Witold and Helena Cholewinska Piasecki.
       Preston emigrated to the United States as a young boy and attended St. Stanislaus Elementary School in lower Manhattan and served as an altar boy at St. Stanislaus Parish. He graduated from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx.
       After moving to this area as a young man, he attended Dutchess Community College and received a degree in Police Science. He worked as a NY State Trooper for twenty years, retiring in 1990. During his career, he was stationed throughout Troop K.
       He enjoyed competition shooting and was a life-member of the Northern Dutchess Rod & Gun Club in Rhinebeck. He was also a member of the Hendrick Hudson Lodge #875 F & AM in Red Hook.
       On April 22, 1977 in Rhinebeck, he married the former Elaine F. Harrington. Mrs. Piasecki survives at home.
       In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Michael Piasecki, and wife, Theresa; daughter, Katherine Richards, and husband, Jim; step-daughter, Elaine Besze, and husband, Bryan; step-son, Edward Galinski; grandchildren, Lindsay and husband, Mike, Matthew, Jonathon, Anthony, Nicole, and Nick; step-grandchildren, Devin and Taylor; brother, Jack Piasecki; and a niece and nephew.He was also predeceased by his brother, Albert Piasecki.
      In keeping with his wishes, cremation has taken place.
      Memorial calling hours will be from 4 to 7 pm, Tuesday, June 11th at Sweet’s Funeral Home, Rte. 9, Hyde Park.
       A memorial service will take place at 6:30 pm during the visitation. Fr. Michael Morris will officiate.
       Graveside services and burial of his ashes will be at 9 am, Wednesday, June 12th at Union Cemetery of Hyde Park.
        In lieu of flowers, Preston's family respectfully requests memorial donations to the American Heart Assoc., 301 Manchester Rd., Suite 105, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603 (www.heart.org), or, the American Diabetes Assoc., 2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22201 (www.diabetes.org).
        To send an online condolence, or for directions, please visit www.sweetsfuneralhome.com.


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Visitation

Tuesday

11

Jun

4:00 PM 6/11/2019 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 6/11/2019 7:00:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Service

Tuesday

11

Jun

6:30 PM 6/11/2019 6:30:00 PM
Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.

4365 Albany Post Rd.
(Route 9)
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Sweet's Funeral Home, Inc.
4365 Albany Post Rd. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Graveside

Wednesday

12

Jun

9:00 AM 6/12/2019 9:00:00 AM
Union Cemetery

1076 Violet Ave.
Hyde Park, NY 12538

Union Cemetery
1076 Violet Ave. Hyde Park 12538 NY
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Heart Assoc.

301 Manchester Rd.
Suite 105
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

American Diabetes Association

2451 Crystal Dr., Suite 900
Arlington, VA 22202
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