Obituary: Max E. Piaseck
February 4, 2009
Max Eugene Piaseck passed away early Sunday morning at the Deaconess Medical Center on Billings, Mont.
Piaseck was born on May 5, 1943 in Gunnison to Julius “Max” and Dorothy Piaseck.
He moved with his family as a young boy to Kremmling, where he grew up and received his schooling. He graduated from West Grand High School in Kremmling with the class of 1961 and attended the University of Colorado in Boulder. Max received a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering in 1968 and was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam during the 1960s. After his military service, Max returned to Colorado and settled in the Denver area where he was in the Colorado National Guard and an accomplished engineer and draftsman. Max was instrumental in the construction of many of the high rise buildings that make up Denver’s skyline, as well as being the head civil engineer on the new Denver International Airport and the Glenwood Canyon Project. After retirement he stayed in the Denver area.
Max was an avid model railroad collector and owned a collection that was admired by many, including the National Model Railroad Association. He was a member of the Disabled American Veterans, the American Legion and the National Model Railroad Association.
Max is survived by one son Mark Piaseck of Denver; two daughters Lisamarie
McGrath and her husband Andrew of Drexel Hill, Penn. and Heather Lynn Piaseck of Thornton; one brother Ernie Miller and his wife Pat of Limon; one sister Dottie Smith of Buffalo, Wyo. and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, and one brother-in-law.
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Mass of Christian Burial for Max Piaseck will be celebrated Friday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, Wyo., with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant.
A Vigil service and will be held and Rosary recited on Thursday at 6 p.m. from the Catholic Church. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday evening from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. A private family interment will be held in Radium.
Donations in Max’s memory may be made to the Johnson County Health Care Center Cancer Program in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyo. 82834.