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John Piety

d. May 11, 2016

John S. Piety, age 77, retired Library Director, John Carroll University. Beloved husband of the late Jean Z. Piety. Dear brother of Julia Piety Shriver and the late Harl Van Piety, Patricia Piety Schmidt and Kay Gloria Piety Zubrod. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

John was born in Lampassas, Texas. He was the beloved son of the late Harl O. Piety and Helen C. Piety (nee Vanderveer). He was a longtime resident of Cleveland Heights and moved to Judson Park Retirement Community in 2015.

John lived and went to school in many places as a child, including Mexico, Germany and Peoria, Illinois. He learned Spanish while he was in Mexico. He attended the University of Oklahoma and received a Bachelor's in Anthropology and a Master of Library Science. John worked as an academic librarian at University of Arizona, Pan-American University and at John Carroll University until his retirement.

He enjoyed Nighttown, Cleveland Playhouse, Dobama, Ensemble Theater, Cleveland Orchestra and Blossom Music Center. John enjoyed reading science fiction, doing crossword puzzles and computers. He was a past member of Cleveland Museum of Art and Cleveland Museum of Natural History. He attended plays at Niagara-on-the Lake. He was also a past member of Northern Ohio Bibliophilic Society, Greater Cleveland PC Users Group, Special Libraries Association and volunteered at Cleveland Clinic Mended Hearts.

The family prefers that those who wish make contributions in his name to your charity of choice. Private Family Services.


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