Harriett L. Pietak



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Harriett Pietak Obituary   Pietak, Harriett L.   Greece:  July 9, 2022 at age 86.  Harriett was a devoted and loving wife to Eugene Pietak for 67 years until his death on June 7,  2022.  She is survived by her children, Cathryn Pietak, Victoria Pietak, John Pietak, Kristin (Todd) Cappiello and grandchildren, Carrie, Josh, Noah, Emily, TJ, Katherine, Faith and Grace.  She is predeceased by her firstborn, Chrisia Pietak, her sister Catherine Chittister and her brothers, Tom Carlson and Bill Carlson.   In addition to lovingly raising her four children, Harriett worked at Eastman Kodak in numerous positions until her retirement from Staff Assistant to the Director of the Materials, Coating, and Engineering division in 1991.  In retirement she taught Sunday school classes, enjoyed Red Hat activities, playing bridge, knitting, reading and cooking.  But her most treasured role was that of exuberant grandmother; guiding and blessing her grandchildren all their lives.   A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on August 7 at Hope Lutheran Church, 1301 Vintage Lane, Rochester, NY 14616.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Aurora House Comfort Care Home, 2495 S. Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559, https://aurorahousewmc.com.


  1. Pat Starks on July 14, 2022 at 2:23 pm

    Dear Vicky: You and your family have my sincerest condolences during this time of bereavement. You are in my heart, thoughts and prayers. God bless and comfort you and your family as you lay your mom to rest. Sincerely, Pat Starks Human Resources Office St. John Fisher College

  2. Marcia Clegg on July 15, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    We are so sorry to hear this , I know she is with Gene,and happy, Love Marcia and Dave Clegg

  3. Patricia Holzgartner on July 16, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    My dear friend Vickie, May you find comfort in your memories of Mom and Dad. May their spirits rest in the arms of our Holy Father above. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Pattie Holzgartner

  4. Wanda Callahan on July 17, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    Vicky, There is peace in knowing love never leaves. It lives within our hearts. May the tender concern of friends and family comfort you at this time. With Deepest Sympathy, Wanda Callahan

  5. Janet Shepardson on July 20, 2022 at 2:38 pm

    I worked with Harriett at Kodak for several years. She was always so kind and a pleasure to know. She was so proud of her family and shared many stories. I will always think of Harriett when I make "Hello Dollies" at Christmas. May she rest in peace along side her dear husband and baby daughter.

  6. Donald Muench on July 21, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    Dear Vicky, Our deepest condolences on the death of your mother. We pray for you and your family as you grieve her loss as well as that of your father last month. Sincerely, Don and Marilyn Muench Math, CS, Stats Dept. St. John Fisher University

  7. Phyllis Philllips on August 3, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    When our husbands were in the service in Spokane, we saw a lot of Gene and Harriett. Both couples considered staying there as we loved it, but families’ back home won. We had continued to hear from them until our families multiplied and time was more short. My deepest condolences for the loss of great friends, and your parents, who were just the greatest. So sorry.

  8. Helen Pullman Coran on October 5, 2022 at 6:08 am

    On behalf of the North Tonawanda Class of 1953, we wish to extend our deepest condolences to the Pietak family on the loss of your beloved Harriett….. She will fondly be recalled as our drum majorette and a leader in school activities. She was an absolute pleasure to know! May she rest in peace and reunited with her Eugene. Eternal be her memory. + – Helen Pullman Coran Town/Tonawanda, NY

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