John T. Pianowski, Sr. was born Dec. 3, 1941 to Theofil and Stella Siok Pianowski in Massachusetts. He died Sept. 20, 2021 at Bethany House in Auburn due to complications of a stroke.

John graduated with a degree in finance from University of Massachusetts Amherst. For many years he worked BAE system of Boston and he also served in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Benning in Columbus, Georgia for basic training. He crossed over the river many a times to visit. He liked Alabama. Many years later he met and fell in love with an Opelika girl. He married Judy Whatley Clark. For the next 11 years, Opelika became his home.

John was a man of faith. He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Auburn. He also supported his wife Judy and her church, First Baptist Church Opelika. He made many friends and will be greatly missed.

John was preceded in death by his father and mother and only brother, Steven. His first wife, Dolores Marasca Pianowski – the mother of his three sons.

Left to cherish his memory are his three sons, John Jr. Pianowski, from Chelmsford Massachusetts; Scott Pianowski (Kit Morehead), from Berkley Michigan; and Chris (Karen) Pianowski, from Nashua, New Hampshire. One grandson, whom he loved with all his heart, Branden Pianowski, Chelmsford, Massachusetts and his wife of 11 years, Judy Clark Pianowski.

Services were held Sept. 23, 2021 at Saint Michael’s Catholic Church at 1100 N. College St. in Auburn. Visitation was from noon until 1 p.m. at the church and the service followed. Father Farmer officiated. Burial was at Rosemere Cemetery located off Frederick Road on Long Street in Opelika.

Memorials can be made to”
Bethany House
1171 Gatewood Dr., Building 100
Auburn, Alabama 36830.


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