John M. Pietras

June 24th, 1948 - September 28th, 2018

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John M. Pietras

          John M. Pietras, age 70, of Erie, passed away at Walnut Creek Healthcare & Rehabilitation Friday, September 28, 2018.  Born June 24, 1948 in Erie he was a son of Joan Helen (Snyder) Pietras and the late Eugene Joseph Pietras.

          John was a recognized artist who specialized in military war recreations, especially miniatures.  His work was commissioned nationally and was widely recognized due to John’s knowledge of, and ability to recreate, military uniforms and regalia in minute detail.

          He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Joseph Pietras.

          Survivors include his mother, Joan Helen (Snyder) Pietras; two brothers, Frank Pietras of Salt Lake City, Utah, Timothy Pietras, wife Roz, of North East; and two sisters, Suzanne Cheney of Pittsburgh and Diane Wagner, husband Jim, of Indiana, PA.

          John’s family would also like to thank the staff of Walnut Creek Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center for their patience and care while John lived there the last couple of years.

          Arrangements were handled by Brugger Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1595 West 38th St. at Greengarden Blvd.  Memorials may be made to your local libraries as John enjoyed the books he referenced for his painting. Condolences to