FRANK A. PIECHOWIAK, SR. (Deceased)
Inducted: July 24, 1999 in South Bend, IN
High School Attended: St. Hedwig Catholic, South Bend Graduated: 1934
High School Honors: Played center at 250 lbs. junior and senior years.
College Attended: Northwestern University
College Honors: Air Force Contracting Officer School; received warrant to administer Air Force contracts in 1950’s.
Announcing Career: High school public address announcer for 45 years, starting in 1935 and walking the sidelines for the first 23 years; worked in press boxes after they were installed in South Bend area high schools around 1960; his talented voice was also heard on WHOT (now WNDU) as the sign-on announcer for more than nine years in the early 1950's.
Special Recognition: Known as “Voice of the School Field" because of his resonant voice and ability to keep up with the game and pronounce players' names correctly; member of South Bend Riley High School Booster Club, St. Joe Valley Athletic Officials Association, South Bend Adams Adult Booster Club, South Bend Community School Corporation Department of Athletic.
Family: First wife, Letitia (deceased); second wife, Frances; children, Frank A. (deceased), James T., and Joan; grandchildren, Lisa, Denise, Mark, and Alexis.
Mr. Piechowiak passed away September 18, 2000.