Elmwood Funeral Chapel & Crematory

Visitation Information

Dr. Thomas J. Pietrusinski, DDS

Passed away on August 25, 2020

Dr. Thomas Joseph Pietrusinski, 72, of Lowell, Indiana passed away on August 25, 2020.  Survived by his devoted wife, Rita (nee Witczak).  Preceded in death by parents, Joseph and Evelyn.  Tom brought smiles and laughter to family and friends alike.   A graduate of Loyola University, School of Dentistry, Class of 1973, better known as “Dr. Tom”, he practiced dentistry in Chicago and Calumet City, Illinois and Munster, Indiana.  Upon retirement, Tom often reflected on memorable times spent with his patients.  In lieu of flowers, please take a moment to reflect on humorous stories and fond memories of time shared with Tom.  Due to current circumstances, a memorial mass will be held at a future date. Arrangements entrusted to Elmwood Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Cedar Lake.  For more information 219-374-9300 or www.elmwoodchapel.com

Visitation Location

Cedar Lake
9931 Lincoln Plaza Way
Cedar Lake, IN 46303
(219) 374-9300


"We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Tom's passing! It's been many years that we have known you both. Seeing Dr. Tom as our dentist and knowing you as our friends. He is going to be missed by many! Our Hearts go out to you at this time and may God watch over you always and keep you safe. We love you! Augie & Peggy"
- August & Peggy Kapusta
September 1, 2020 9:08 am

"Dear Rita, Please accept my deepest sympathy. The news of Tom’s death is too sad, but knowing the two of you for so many years brings back many good memories. It was always fun seeing the two of you. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. Love, Grace Kirin having known the two of you for so many years brings back a lot of good memories. "
- Grace Kirin
September 1, 2020 1:55 pm

"Rita, I’m so sorry! My deepest condolences to you during this time. We loved Dr. TOM so much...he was so kind and funny and always took an interest in our lives. Prayers and hugs! Miss you!"
- Gina Rose Helbling
September 1, 2020 6:28 pm

"Dear sweet Rita, we are so incredibly heartbroken to hear of Dr. Tom’s passing. We all shared moments today, reminiscing about the memories you both gave us and all the laughs we had. It was an honor and a pleasure to have known him for all these years. May peace be with you in your time of mourning. He was truly a wonderful man who put a smile on all our faces, quite literally. God bless you and the family. Love, Les, Paulette, and Amy Gonzalez"
- Amy Gonzalez
September 2, 2020 1:50 am

"Rita, So sad to hear about Dr. Toms passing. It was our pleasure to have known him & you all these years!! He always had Great story to tell. REMEMBER??... “ Over the fence or thru the gate?” Still laughing!! Our grandkids are still playing with the train cars & tracks from your office, & I’m still reading them the books you gave them on your last day. Great Memories... Rest In Peace Dr. Tom...We love you & Rita dearly"
- Karen & Jim Rose
September 2, 2020 11:33 am

"Rita so sorry to hear about Dr. Tom, I often have thought about both of you, my prayers are with both of you ,God Bless you and your family. Dr. Tom was a great dentist and a GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER too.Joe"
- Joseph F. Milcarek
September 2, 2020 2:52 pm

"Rita, I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. It seems like the world has lost another light. May the angels and Our Lord give you peace at this time. He will be missed. Karen Pietrusinski"
- Karen M Pietrusinski
September 2, 2020 7:14 pm

"We were shocked to hear of Dr. Tom's passing. He should have had more retirement time. Dr. Tom made our semi-annual checkups so pleasant. We miss talking about our dogs and our crazy Christmas cards with both of you. Please accept our condolences and know we're thinking of you at this difficult time."
- Wayne & Carol Albrecht
September 4, 2020 11:09 am

"Very sorry to hear about Dr Tom. We were partners in Calumet City .We grew up together as young dentists. I have fond memories of those days. He was very entertaining at the office especially with his pediatric patients. I will miss him. "
- Tom Erickson DDS
September 4, 2020 1:34 pm

"Rita: I’m so sorry and sad to hear that Dr. Tom passed away. It was always an enjoyable experience and lots of fun visiting you both in the office during my appointments. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Betsy Ganz"
- Elizabeth Ganz
September 5, 2020 7:08 pm

"Rita, I’m so sorry! My deepest condolences to you during this time. We loved Dr. TOM so much...he was so kind and funny and always took an interest in our lives. Prayers and hugs! Miss you!"
- Gina Rose Helbling
September 5, 2020 7:13 pm

"Rita, I just saw Dr.Tom Passed away, and we could not believe it. It was always so much fun coming into the office and having a good laugh. You both made coming into the office painless. We shared so many good stories. We may have moved on to new dentists and hygienists but it’s never the same as what we were used to all those years. You had a great little family in your office that made coming in fun. We will keep you in our prayers. 🙏"
- Jim & Kathie Bruszer
September 5, 2020 8:12 pm

"Dear Rita, I am so sorry to hear of Dr. Tom’s passing. I have such fond memories of you both. You and Dr. Tom made going to the dentist enjoyable. You were a perfect pair. Heaven has gained another angel. May God help you through this most difficult time. God’s Blessings to you and Dr. Tom. Linda Petrovich "
- Linda Petrovich
September 5, 2020 8:45 pm

"Dear Rita, Please accept our sincere condolences during this difficult time. You and Dr. Tom made going to the dentist more of a pleasure than a pain. I loved listening to your stories and what you were having for dinner that night. I was sad when Dr. Tom retired and I'm more sad to hear of his passing. Rest in peace Dr. Tom"
- Debbie & Jim Valentovich
September 9, 2020 8:21 am

" Our deepest condolences and prayer to his wonderful wife Rita. We feel so blessed to have known him. He had a great sense of humor and we missed him so much when he retired. May he rest in eternal peace. Dennis, Patti, Emily and Sam Pizzuto"
- Patricia Pizzuto
September 10, 2020 12:52 pm

"Rita: Our family is deeply sadden to hear our Doctor Tom has passed. We think and comment on our great friendship often. Rest in peace. Miss you. - Tim & Bev McKernin"
- Timothy McKernin
September 14, 2020 6:45 pm

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