Dr. Henry Joseph Pieniaszek, Jr.
July 27, 1952 – May 28, 2015
Dr. Henry (Hank) J. Pieniaszek, Jr. passed away on May 28, 2015 surrounded by his loving daughters. He courageously battled cancer and we will always remember his strong perseverance.
Born in Albion, NY, on July 27, 1952, he was the son of Henry J. Pieniaszek Sr. and Helen M. Pieniaszek (Massaro). He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology and Chemistry from the State University College of New York in Oswego and his Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Arizona. He worked for DuPont Merck Pharmaceuticals for twenty years and later owned his own consulting firm. He was proud of the research he did in the pharmaceutical industry. He published numerous articles relating to drug development and he enjoyed knowing his work benefited the health of others. He was well recognized in the industry being selected by his peers as a Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacology (ACCP) and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS), respectively.
He was a talented golfer and member of the DuPont Country Club for many years. An avid sports fan, his favorite teams were the Dallas Cowboys, the Los Angeles Dodgers and LA Lakers. He especially enjoyed spending time on his farm with his companion and two dogs as well as traveling the country with his two daughters that he considered the gems of his life.
Henry is preceded in death by his father, Henry J. Pieniaszek, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Helen M. Pieniaszek (Massaro); companion, Anna F. Davidson; daughters, Jennifer and Jayme; sister, Mary Jo Syck (Doug); niece, Kareen Honecker (Scott); and nephew Kyle Syck. Many friends also survive him who lovingly supported him during his illness.
A mass will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday morning, June 6, 2015 at St. Ignatius Church, 533 E. Jarrettsville Rd., Forest Hill, MD. A reception will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, P.O. Box 1668, Wilmington, DE 19899 or Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.