It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Kathy Piechocki. On August 20, 2020 she lost her battle with cancer.
Kathy was born on October 6, 1959 in Little Rock, Arkansas to August and Seraphine Pruss. She leaves behind her husband Allen Muzzuco, son William Piechocki, daughter Christina Piechocki, three stepdaughters, nine grandchildren, three brothers and one sister.
Kathy lived in Little Rock, Arkansas until 1995 when she moved to Arlington, Washington, where her and Allen married shortly after. She thoroughly enjoyed her career as a commercial insurance customer service representative and dedicated a combined 35 years to working in both Arkansas and Washington.
She will forever be remembered as a loving, caring, thoughtful and supportive wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Never wanting to be a burden to anyone, she lived a quiet and simple life. Often sacrificing her own comforts and needs for others she was very generous and was happy to go without so others could go with. Anyone who knew Kathy knew she never asked for much, but because she was so deeply loved, anything she asked for she got. Happy wife, happy life.
After being diagnosed with early stages of Leukemia in 2010, Kathy expressed feelings of gratitude and optimism to know that her time was limited. She would say that most people put things off until later in life just to find out there is no more time. She used her diagnoses as inspiration to make the most of the time she had left.
Over the course of her last ten years Kathy spent three years taking care of her elderly mother in Arkansas, who passed away at age 95 and never knew about Kathy’s cancer.
When Kathy was diagnosed, she was asked what she would like to do. She replied, “I would be happy just going to Disney Land”. She was a big Mickey Mouse fan, she loved anything Mickey, and has a collection to prove it.
Kathy loved a good bargain, she liked shopping at thrift stores looking for those good deals. She would say to her husband, don’t buy me candy for valentine’s day, wait till the day after and get me twice as much at half the price. You just can’t help but love a woman like that.
Kathy liked to travel, her favorite way to travel was to go on cruise ships, especially ones with casinos. She and her husband would take trips every year. In total they visited 39 countries and all 6 Disney locations: California, Florida, Paris France, Tokyo Japan, Hong Kong, and Shanghai China.
Kathy had a great personality; always cracking jokes, she could laugh at herself, and was also doing funny things. Those of us that are old enough to remember Lucille Ball; that was Kathy. Adorably clumsy, silly, light-hearted, witty, she could make anyone laugh, even during the hardest of times. On the morning of her passing she said, “This can’t be good, no one’s telling me anything but everyone’s kissing my ass”.
To my wife, I love you very much. Life will never be the same without you, but someday I will see you again. You will always be in my heart. With all my love. Your husband.