Monday, July 26, 2010

Arnold G. Pias

Arnold G. Pias, age 86, passed away Monday July 26, 2010, at the Wheaton-Franciscan All Saints Medical Center. Arnold was born in Racine October 6, 1923, son of the late Arnold and LuElla (nee: Simon) Pias and had been a lifelong resident.

On February 19, 1949, at St. John Nepomuk Catholic Church, Arnold was united to the love of his life, Helen M. Cermak, and together they have since shared sixty-one beautiful years. He was employed with Walker Mfg. for many years until his retirement in 1982. Arnold was a member of St. Rita Catholic Church. He enjoyed his many travels and crossword puzzles, but more than anything loved his time spent with his family especially his grandchildren. He will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his wife, Helen; children, Dave (Linda) Pias of Plover, Linda Ruffalo of Racine; grandchildren, Jason Ruffalo of Fridley, MN, Lisa (Kevin) Cooper of Franksville, Bridget Ruffalo of Racine; sister-in-law, Dorothy Skowronski; brother-in-law, Charles (Carmen) Cermak, all of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relative and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Rita Catholic Church, 4339 Douglas Ave., on Friday, July 30, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Kevin C. Mullins OSA officiating. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery, Hwy 32. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church Friday morning from 10 a.m. until time of Mass. Memorials to St. Rita Catholic Church or one’s favorite charity have been suggested.

The family extends a special thank you to the caregivers at the Elizabeth Residence, Ridgewood Care Center and to WF-All Saints Medical Center for all of their loving and compassionate care.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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