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Terry Piest

Obituary for Terry Piest

July 10, 1955 - April 25, 2019
Mesa, Arizona | Age 63

Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather

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Terry Piest, 63, passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at his home in Mesa, AZ, courageously fighting pancreatic cancer for over three years. He was born to Fred and Marilyn Piest on July 10, 1955 in Oak Park, IL and was a former resident of Mundelein and Libertyville before relocating to Arizona to marry the love of his life, Lin. Terry is a 1973 graduate of Libertyville High School where he still kept in touch with many classmates, along with his basketball buddies and all his over-the-top Green Bay Passionate Packer Pals. He later became a respected lithographer both in the Chicago area, including Printing Arts and in Phoenix where he worked at Woods Litho and Panoramic to name a few.

Terry thoroughly enjoyed living the Arizona life where the two were like vagabonds, visiting all the National Parks out West, traveling to both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, boating and camping on their beloved "cruiser" on Apache Lake, exploring Alaska and Hawaii, and later escaping the heat of the valley, hitting the road in their camper way atop the rim of Forest Lakes, Utah and Colorado. Just recently they made two trips in a six-month period out East to see the entire family, along with a wonderful visit to Washington, D.C. He was also an avid gardener, revamping their entire landscaping from front to back. Terry was an excellent photographer capturing the wonders of our land; many pictures line the walls of our home and of others as he took part in many craft shows throughout the valley. And all his dogs along the way--let's just say he couldn't live without them.

Terry is survived by Lin, his wife of 23 years, his daughter, Pamela (Donovan) Grierson, his sister, Dr. Lynn Piest (Brian Speck) and his brother Bill (Lori) Piest. Three step children include Heather (Frank) DeConcilis, Kristy and Jeff Gilbert; five grandchildren, Andrew, Zaccary and Lincoln Grierson and Dominic and Gia DeConcilis, along with nephews Eric Speck, Davis and Daniel Piest. He had countless family and friends throughout the US and loved them with all his heart.

A funeral mass will be held at All Saints Church, 1534 N Recker Road, Mesa, AZ 85205 on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. A Celebration of Life will later take place at the home of Terry's sister on July 13, 2019 in Lake Forest, IL.

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