Obituary for Raymond W. Pilewski (1931-2023)
Raymond Walter Pilewski, age 91, of King of Prussia, passed away peacefully at home with loving family at his bedside on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Born in Oil City, PA, Ray was the son of the late Joseph K. Pilewski and the late Clara (nee Luczkowiak) Pilewski, the devoted husband for over 63 years of Mary A. (nee Olon) Pilewski, the loving father of Karen DiGenova (Salvatore), Scott Pilewski, Mike Pilewski (Lynn) and Cindy Vandergeest , the proud 'Papa' of Matt, Alex, Victoria, Christina, Julia, Jack, Meghan, Jonathan and Ryan and the adoring great-grandfather of Logan. In addition, Ray leaves behind his brother, Dr. Robert Pilewski, in Allison Park, PA and sister.Carol Bowser, in Glendale. AZ. And also, Raymond had two cherished sisters that predeceased him, Irene Andres of Oil City, PA and Joan Nicolas Still of Clarion, PA.
Raymond was a graduate of Oil City High School, Class of 1949 and in 1953 proudly enlisted in The U.S. Army. He served in the Army until 1955 and had earned the rank of Corporal. He also received the Good Conduct Medal and the National Service Medal. After his time in the service, Mr. Pilewski enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University and earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Printing Science with the Class of 1961. He went on to become Operations Manager for The Evening Bulletin, working there for over 15 years and retiring from The Bulletin in 1982. After that, he started his own printing business, QuickPrint Center in Chesterbrook, PA. He was a very devout Catholic man, attending morning Masses at Sacred Heart Church and was member for over 55 years at Mother of Divine Providence Church. He was also a member of The Polish National Alliance of North America. He enjoyed playing golf and tennis, traveling to Kiawah Island, cruises to Bermuda, going to a beachfront home in Ocean City, N.J. every summer with his cherished family and watching the foliage change every fall. He was also known to be quite the handyman. He had a side business fixing almost anything, even helping out with the maintenance at QVC.
Services will be private at the family’s request, but they would appreciate Memorial Donations in his honor to Wounded Warrior Project, 7020 A.C. Skinner Parkway, Suite 100, Jacksonville, PA 32256, 1-877-832-6997, www.woundedwarriorproject.org , Arrangements are by The Bernard S. Gutkowski Funeral Home, Swedesburg, Upper Merion Twp., PA 19405, Keith J. Murphy, F.D., 610-275-6385, www.gutkowskifuneralhome.com
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