John B. Bielen

JOHN B. BIELEN, 92, PHOENIXVILLE John B. Bielen, 92, husband of Sarah P. (Boyle) Bielen, of Phoenixville, died at home on Tuesday, March 6, 2012. Born and raised in McAdoo, PA, he was the son of the late John and Maryann (Sito) Bielen. John served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II. He then worked as an airplane mechanic for the Philadelphia Naval Yard and then at the turbine test tube station in Trenton, NJ. He retired after several years at the Naval Depot in Northeast Philadelphia and retired a second time from Abington School District. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Phoenixville. Surviving, in addition to his wife of 68 years, are a son, Thomas R. Bielen, husband of Patricia Beaty, of Salt Lake City, UT, and a daughter, Kathleen M. Puleo, wife of the late Joseph A. Puleo Jr., of Phoenixville. John is also survived by five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters. Relatives and friends are invited to attend his Funeral Mass at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 148 Church Street, Phoenixville, on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Michael W. Rzonca officiating. Burial will follow at St. Ann Cemetery, Phoenixville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name may be made to the Phoenixville Public Library, 183 Second Avenue, Phoenixville, PA 19460 or online at . Condolences may be given to the family at .

Published in The Mercury on Mar. 8, 2012