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“I have fond memories of Ms. P. as the coach of MasterMinds. I'm glad I was able to have that experience. Thank you. ”
1 of 21 | Posted by: Catherine Kruger - Amsterdam, NY

“Walter, I am so sorry to hear of your sister's passing. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.Darlene (Gomulka) Capron ”
2 of 21 | Posted by: Darlene Capron - Broadalbin, NY

“To, Ms "Pij"'s family and friends~ Ms. Pijanowsi was a wonderful person. Whenever you walked into the classroom at Mohon and saw that "The Pij" was...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Jennifer DiPiazza-Zinzow - NY

“Theresa and I were the class advisors for the class of 2011 at Amsterdam High School. She was zany, crazy, full of fun and so dedicated to her...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Patricia Valiante

“Rest in Peace Dear Friend.You will always be my "Taurus Buddy".Your friend and colleague, Steph ”
5 of 21 | Posted by: Stephanie Boice - Hagaman, NY

“Theresa was a colleague and friend. My favorite memory of her is dancing at the proms and balls. Theresa loved her students and they loved her. I...Read More »
6 of 21 | Posted by: Michele Giaimo - Fort Johnson, NY

“If there were an award for Lifetime Achievement Award for a teacher---Dari would have won it!!!! Reading what former students and colleagues of hers...Read More »
7 of 21 | Posted by: Roma Barbera - Rotterdam, NY

“Ms. Pig was the greatest substitute teacher Mohonasen had in the years I was there. Boy did we put her through a lot !! But we all also loved her...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: Michele Soloyna - Wynantskill, NY

“Theresa was a kind and generous soul with a quiet wit. She was endlessly determined and optimistic with her students. I feel lucky to have had Pij as...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Amy Birchler - Scotia, NY

“Teresa was such a passionate teacher who wanted the best for her students. The love she had for the kids was so special...from the proms and balls,...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: Kelly Forte - Amsterdam, NY

“I first met Ms. Pijanowski in the Fall of 1998. She came into a difficult classroom situation and she was filled with energy and enthusiasm. She was...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Peter W Brusoe - Washington, DC

“Dear Family of Theresa, she was a wonderful person and golf buddy, she will be missed. ”
12 of 21 | Posted by: Mary Hoyt - Amsterdam, NY

“I can still see Teresa dancing at the Senior Ball. 2015. The dedication of the Yearbook to her by the seniors was a great tribute to her as a...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Tony Orapello - Amsterdam, NY

“Ms. P was in many ways a special person. She was a dedicated educator, quiz bowl advisor, coach and friend. My family's relationship with her began...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Reyers Brusoe - Delanson, NY

“Ms. Pijanowski was my high school chemistry teacher in 10th grade during the 2014-2015 academic year. It was always clear to me that she taught with...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: Nicholas Proietti - Amsterdam, NY

“When I first started on my journey with the GASD Teresa welcomed me with open arms. What makes this special, is the fact that I was a self-contained...Read More »
16 of 21 | Posted by: Tammy Dingman - Amsterdam, NY

“Ms.Pidge was quite simply a saint. I had her as a substitute MANY times at Mohonasen back in the 90's. She was patient and kind when we weren't. ...Read More »
17 of 21 | Posted by: Claude Sawyer - SCHENECTADY, NY

“Teresa was a personal friend and colleague. As a fellow chemist, together we talked "chemistry" allHTRP8 of the time. Teresa's passion for her...Read More »
18 of 21 | Posted by: Dr Jane Slezak - Amsterdam, NY

“I had Ms. Pijanowski as my chemistry teacher back in 2006. She was one of my favorite teachers and I send my condolences for your loss. She taught me...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Adam Brower - Amsterdam, NY

“I had Miss Pijanowski as a chemistry teacher in 10th grade. My classmates always said that I resembled her. My heartfelt condolences go out to her...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Francesca Boyer - Amsterdam, NY

“What a wonderful educator to our children. She was a very sweet and very well educated lady. I hope that she is at peace and no longer suffering. ...Read More »
21 of 21 | Posted by: Pat and Ed Bowman - Schenectady, NY


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SCHENECTADY – DariAnn Teresa Pijanowski, 62, entered peacefully into eternal peace on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
DariAnn was born in Baltimore, MD on May 7, 1955, a daughter of the late Dr. Walter Joseph and Mary Concetta (Salibeni) Pijanowski. She graduated from Haverling High School; received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mary Washington College in VA; and her Master's degree from the University of Bridgeport. DariAnn whose passion was education, worked as a private tutor and substitute teacher throughout the area before teaching chemistry at Amsterdam High School. She was hard-core into chemistry and biology. Her love of the science's was an inspiration her students. Dari was a kind, loving soul, devoted to her teaching , faith and family, especially her twin nieces, Allison and Elana.
She was predeceased by her parents and an uncle, Francis Salibeni.
DariAnn is survived by her devoted siblings, Dr. Jan Anthony (Carolina) Pijanowski, of WV, Walter Peter (Aury) Pijanowski, of GA and Alex L. (Lisa) Pijanowski, of Niskayuna; her nieces, Allison, Elana, Olivia and Emma Pijanowski; loving aunts, Josephine DiGiuseppe and Nancy Fiacco ; many cousins, colleagues, and friends.
A Mass will be celebrated at 12:15 pm on Monday at St. Joseph's Church, 225 Lafayette St. Interment will follow in St. Adalbert Cemetery, Rotterdam.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at St. Joseph's Church on Monday from 10:15 am until 12:15 pm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in DariAnn's memory to Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons School, 2600 Albany St., Schenectady, NY 12304 or St. Luke's Church, 1241 State St. Schenectady, NY 12304.