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Dr. Henry (Hank) J. Pieniaszek, Jr.  

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.

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  1. Caitlin Lintner, May 30, 2015

    I’m so incredibly sorry for you loss. Henry is an amazing and brilliant man! Heaven definitely gained another angel. I’m sure he will continue to watch over all of you from above! You guys are all in my thoughts and prayers! I love you guys!!!

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  2. Lori (Marinucci) Wiseman, May 30, 2015

    I’m so sorry for your loss Jen and Jayme, your dad was such a great guy! Thoughts and prayers are with all of you, xoxo!

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  3. Judy & Russ Gombos, May 31, 2015

    Jennifer & Jayme,

    We are so sorry for your loss, you are both so wonderful for the way you took care of your father. Yes, you will miss him very much, but he is not suffering any more and it was a long time. I’m sure Elise will be spending time with him and discussing all of us. Take care and our thoughts and prayers are with both of you.
    Love,
    Judy & Mr. G

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  4. Cynthia Robinson, May 31, 2015

    My deepest condolences go out to Hank’s loved ones. I remember him as such a vibrant person, and I deeply appreciate the respect he showed me as a manager. I will include those grieving his loss in my prayers.

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  5. Val Ziegler, June 1, 2015

    I worked with Hank in the past and he was such a wonderful man and scientist. He will be missed in his field.

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  6. Charles Stymus, June 1, 2015

    Hank / Henry … fought a long hard battle with cancer .
    I am very sad to lose a friend of more than 50 years. We shared many good times, over many years. My deepest sympathy to Jen and Jayme who took such great care of him during his entire illness. We all enjoyed the trip that we made to Mt Rushmore last year. Great memories !
    He loved the relaxed life he shared in Darlington with Anna ..we just wish it could have been longer.
    I’m thankful to have shared many times in my life with Henry and his family.
    No words can express the loss.
    Sincere condolences, Chuck

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  7. Karl Krauss, June 2, 2015

    My condolences at your loss. He passed knowing that he had the constant support and caring of his family, that’s what matters the most.

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  8. George & Joan Capriotti, June 3, 2015

    We were so sorry to hear of Hank’s passing. We knew him through the DuPont Country Club. He was a special man……he helped guide me on medicine questions and was a man with such a wealth of knowledge on many things. Our deepest condolences to his daughters, his family as well as friends.

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  9. Check Quon, June 5, 2015

    Deepest condolences to the Pieniaszek family and Anna. Hank was as supportive colleague and a good friend. I enjoyed working with him for 13 years at DuPont, DuPont-Merck and DuPont Pharmaceuticals.
    We all lost a warm and loving person and an inquisitive pharmaceutical scientists.

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  10. Sue Ulrich, July 1, 2015

    To Anna and Hank’s family:

    I just learned today of Hank’s passing. I will always remember him from my days as Executive Director of ACCP. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

    Sincerely,
    Sue Ulrich

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