Piet, Raymond

Raymond Piet

September 1, 1948 - March 4, 2018

Raymond Piet, 69, of Frisco, Texas, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Plano, Texas. He courageously fought cancer determined to further research by participating in multiple clinical trials at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Raymond was born on September 1, 1948, in Chicago, Illinois.  He graduated from St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois.   Raymond earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from DePaul University in Chicago where he met his beloved wife of 45 years, Marie (Romanoski) Piet.  Although he enjoyed a successful career in industrial sales, he found joy playing baseball, fishing and exploring the natural beauty of state parks and forests.  Raymond will be remembered as a man of integrity, loyalty, commitment, generosity and humor.  He loved deeply his Lord and Savior and his family, especially his daughter and her children.

He is survived by his loving wife, Marie (Romanoski) Piet of Frisco, Texas; daughter, Christine DeLaTorre of McKinney, Texas; grandchildren, Catherine “Catie” Rae DeLaTorre and Rocco DeLaTorre; sisters, Sharon Fisher of Warrenville, Illinois and Debra Schaffer of Carol Stream, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Joseph (Michelle) Romanoski of Parmelia, Australia, Michael (Dolly) Romanoski of Washington Township, Michigan; sister-in-law, Patricia Dykhuizen; several aunts, cousins, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m, Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Our Lady of Angels Catholic Church, 1914 Ridgeview Drive, Allen, Texas.  Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Friday, March 9, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas.

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I am very sorry for your loss and the struggle Ray went through. You are in my thoughts and prays - may God Bless You! I graduated with Ray in the St Joseph's Class of 1966. Bill Schmidt, March 11, 2018 Ray & my mom encouraged each other through their battles with cancer - that meant a lot to me. He was a kind friend with a brave heart and a keen perspective on things unseen. I love him, and I will miss him. I’ll always think of Ray with a smile when I hear the song “Who Am I” by Casting Crowns. AMBER ROGDE, March 10, 2018 My friend Ray Piet, told me once he prayed this for himself. I took it to heart & on hard days I do the same. Read Eph 6:12-18. Everytime I think of my friend Ray. He was laid to rest today. He was a great man. He did what his God asked of him. He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? Micah 6:8 KJV Steven Ward, March 10, 2018 I am so sorry to hear about Ray's passing He will be in my prayers, as will his family. Living in Frisco we were practically neighbors and I'm glad to see he got to Texas as soon as he could. God Bless Y'all. Pete Donnelly, Keller, TX.
Pete Donnelly, March 10, 2018 Brother Raymond, we will see you in the bosom of Abraham. May God continue to give peace to the rest of the family. Moses & Linda Opamen , March 9, 2018 Grateful to have met Ray later in his life. My condolences Marie. I had high hopes he could beat cancer. Love getting to see a picture of him when he was in good health. May you feel the loving embrace of our comforter Jesus Christ during this difficult time. We are praying for Ray at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and he will be in the Prayers of the Faithful at all our masses this weekend. Marie - FOTJ Cancer Ministry, March 9, 2018 Ray was a HS buddy at St Joe’s. I have many fond memories of Ray. He was a classmate that many would ask about at SJ Alumni gatherings. May he Rest In Peace. Ron Czajka SJHS Class of 66, March 9, 2018 Marie, I am so sorry to hear about Ray's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of loss and grief. May you gain strength in your memories of your life and happiness with Ray. He was truly courageous in his fight against cancer. Pam Love-White, March 8, 2018 Marie, I am so saddened to learn the news of Ray's passing. His determination to contribute to the study of cancer is inspirational and will always be a part of an important legacy he has left to this world. May you and your family find strength in the love for each other, and comfort each other at this sad and difficult time. Hugs, Jyo Pai Jyo Pai, March 8, 2018 So sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was one of the first people I met when starting at St. Joe's in 1962. Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. PAUL NAPOLSKI, March 8, 2018 Marie, My heartfelt condolences to you and your family at this difficult time. It's never easy to lose someone you love and nothing can placate the pain you feel. It may dull over the years, but never goes away. May you find comfort in warm memories of your time together and the knowledge that Raymond is no longer suffering, but resting in God's hands Know that all of us who love you are mourning and grieving with you. Take care my dear friend. Love, Loretta Loretta Barr, March 8, 2018 My condolences go out to the family , relatives, and to the many people that were touched by Ray's interaction with him. I went to St. Joe's with Ray and we were in the same graduation class of 66. I remember alot of good times and laughs together. He will surely be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Bill Fountain, March 8, 2018 Sorry to learn of the loss of your father's battle with cancer. Bill Kukla, collin college, March 8, 2018 Ray and I were classmates at St. Joe's - class of '66. We played Little League Baseball together. I send my condolences to his family. Godspeed Ray. Dennis Desmond, March 8, 2018 Ray and I didn't exactly hang out but we definitely liked each other. We both enjoyed baseball and were very social in our own way. I always considered Ray a really good guy and I get the feeling that that was accurate. You're on the other side now my brother and I hope you're playing catch with Yogi Berra and Mickey Mantle. God bless.
Don Diebold, March 8, 2018
Graduated from St. Joe’s with Ray in ‘66. Sorry to hear of his passing. Ray was always very honest, easy-going and a great friend. Condolences to his wife and family. Mike Goss, March 8, 2018 Very sorry to hear of Ray's passing. He was a great guy. Lost touch after HS and also a bit of college but have many memories; including arm wrestling him in HS. We often were seated one after the other, so I came to know the rear of his head very well. Rest in peace Ray. Gerry Tanner, March 8, 2018 Please accept my condolences. I remember Ray very well from our grade school and high school days. We enjoyed many great experiences together in high school. I will keep him in my prayers. Bob Bastiaans, March 8, 2018 I was saddened to hear about the passing of Raymond. He fought courageously . May God comfort Marie, Christine, Catie Rae, Rocco, and family/friends. My deepest sympathies and prayers!
Cary Israel, March 7, 2018 I knew Ray and Marie from our church in Carrollton and neighbors down the street. Such sweet loving people. So sad to hear of Ray’s passing yet know we will see him again someday. Love to Marie and the family. Stephanie Gladney, March 7, 2018 We met Mr Ray & Miss Marie at The Ballard House in Katy Texas, where we became great friends. Mr Ray no matter how he felt he always found the strength to come and say hello. You will always be in our heart, R.I.P. our dear friend Mr. Ray Piet we love you and Miss Marie.
Celeste Holifield & Tony Berthelot, March 7, 2018 We are so sorry for you and your families loss. Y'all are in our prayers for peace and comfort during your time of sorrow. Jim and Sharon Batte, March 7, 2018 We've lost touch over the years and I did not realize the fight Raymond was going through with cancer. I love you, Marie & Christine, and will be praying for comfort and peace in the days ahead. I know the void will be big. May your feel the love and prayers from those who love you! God bless!
Arlie Papit, March 7, 2018