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PIETROWICZ, DiDonna
PIETROWICZ, DiDonna, Susan 'Susie' Rose Age 84, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013. She passed peacefully in her home in Palmdale, Calif., from congestive heart failure. Susie was born in Schenectady, N.Y. on March 22, 1929 to Nicola and Mary DiDonna.She graduated from Nott Terrace High School and shortly thereafter married Alexander Pietrowicz on Dec. 31, 1946. Together they adopted two children Mary and Tommy and as a family they moved to Palmdale, Calif. in 1962. In addition to being a mother and wife, Susie worked as a drivers license examiner for the State of California. She loved to go roller-skating and dancing; Susie also loved to gamble, blackjack was her favorite.Later in life, she became extremely passionate about volunteering at the gift store at her local hospital.Susie had a great sense of humor and loved to make others laugh. She was preceded in death by her loving husband Alex Pietrowicz, daughter Mary Berning, sister Libera 'Lee' DiPoffi, and brother Rocco 'Rocky' DiDonna. Susie is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Arthur and Jane DiDonna of Maine, brother Albert DiDonna of N.Y., sister-in-law Doris DiDonna of N.Y., niece Lisa Smith of N.Y., great niece Tina DiDonna of Wash., many nieces, nephews and friends whose lives she touched deeply. Susie will be missed enormously by all that knew and loved her. Services will be held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park at 1 pm on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Judes, two charities Susie regularly donated to. You may sign the condolence book at www.chapelofthevalley mortuary.com . Chapel of the Valley Mortuary, Palmdale Directors.

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