RUTH J. PIORKOWSKI (NEE BROTON) HAMMOND, IN Ruth J. Piorkowski (nee Broton), age 90, of Hammond, formerly of East Chicago, passed away Wednesday August 3, 2011. Ruth is survived by sons: William (MaryAnn) Pierce of Avon, IN and Daniel (Alice) Piorkowski of Hammond; grandchildren: Barbara and Cathy Piorkowski; Ryan and Holly Pierce; great grandchildren: Juan Ortiz, Madelynn Piorkowski, and Maynard and Osborn Hoelzeman; sister, Irene (late Robert) Biggott, of IL; and sister-in-law Marge Piorkowski. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, in 1997; brothers: Alex (Mamie) and Chester (Evelyn) Broton; sister Sr. Cecilianne Broton; and her sisters and brothers-in-law. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 7113 Columbia Ave., Hammond with Fr. Richard Orlinski officiating. Ruth will lie in state at the church from 9:30 AM until time of service. At rest Holy Cross Cemetery Calumet City, IL. Friends may visit with the family on Friday August 5, 2011 from 4:00-8:00 PM at Solan Pruzin Funeral Home, 7109 Calumet Ave., Hammond. Ruth was a lifelong area resident and member of St. John Bosco Church Altar & Rosary Society, the Parents Club and the Senior Citizens Club. She will be dearly missed.
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Published in The Times from Aug. 4 to Aug. 5, 2011