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Michael John Piatak
Michael J. Piatak, 67, of Concord, NC passed away on April 4, 2022.
Michael was born in Bridgeport, CT on June 13, 1954 to the late Michael and Mariana Piatak.
Along with his parents, Michael is preceded in death by his sister, Susan Piatak.
He is survived by his wife, Diane Walsh Piatak; son, Michael M. Piatak; and daughter, Emily V. Piatak.
Services will be held at a later date in Stratford, CT.
I'll state the obvious first - Mickey was a great family man and a reliable and knowledgeable worker.
My view on friendship is quality over quantity. I knew Mike for over 40 years . Way back then we worked in the same department- Blades- at Sikorsky. That is when the fun started as teammates in the shop league with the dynasty known as BLADES. He was the pitcher and I played shortstop. Blades softball was a family affair for Mike- with his sister and wife in tow, his father kept the scorebook .
Mike , between his size, ability to pitch and field was All Star caliber. Add to that his ability to crush a ball (righty or lefty) he was MVP. Regardless, I was getting kind of bored playing behind him and one day asked the question- how about you let some of those balls through to me? he said- worry about the hole (in other words , move over towards third base). Anyone else I would have argued- the Big Guy I said- OK.
So our friendship was cast on the field for as it turns out only a few years . Once Mike left Sikorsky I lost touch until many years later he and his painting partner and as far as I know best friend in life painted our great room about 25 years ago. I look at those green walls right now and think of him.
In the years since I saw Mike for several years at the Stratton Mountain golf trip and for a few rounds in Connecticut.
Another lasting memory was the laughter. Surely, he could be an intense serious guy at times but he loved to laugh.
Vaya Con Dios
John F. Gozzi Apr 23 2022 11:09 AM
To the family, I am sorry for the grief that you are feeling.
Knowing of God's love for you, continue to look to him when he " will wipe out all tears from our eyes, death, suffering, and pain will be no more "Revelation 21:3,4
He says death is an " enemy that will be brought to nothing " 1 Corinthians 15:26
How comforting to know that this will be a thing of the past and through Christ Jesus a resurrection for our loved ones.
jay godfrey Apr 10 2022 10:01 AM