Vincent A. Bielinski, 93, a lifelong resident of Dickson City, died Monday at Commonwealth Hospice, Scranton. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Wally Graziul. She died Feb. 1, 1999.
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Born in Dickson City, son of the late John and Lottie Bielinski, he was a member of St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. He was educated in Dickson City schools. For 20 years, he was a coal miner, and later became a certified nurse's aide at the former Lackawanna County Health Care
He was a Army Air Corps veteran, who served during World War II, and he was a member of the American Legion Post 665 and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11, both of Dickson City.
Vince was a loving and caring father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who enjoyed fishing as well as deep sea fishing. He enjoyed picking mushrooms, and he was an avid sports fan, who loved to watch football and baseball. He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.
Surviving are a daughter, Melanie Lewis and husband, Dave, Union Dale; sons, Ronald Bielinski, Binghamton, N.Y.; Vincent Bielinski and wife, Mary Rose, Lawton, Okla.; and John Bielinski and wife, Rita, Allegany, N.Y.; grandchildren, Matthew, Michael, Catherine, John Michael and Vincent Bielinski; a great-granddaughter, Alivia Bielinski; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Bielinski; and sisters, Jean Drogowski, Helen Krezminski and Anna Bacso.
The funeral with military honors will be Thursday at 9 a.m. from the Frank T. Mazur Funeral Home Inc., 601 Dundaff St., Dickson City, with Mass at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Visitation Church, Dickson City. Interment, St. Joseph's Cemetery, Scott Twp.
Friends may call Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dickson City Ambulance Association, Clifford Ambulance Association or Commonwealth Hospice.
For directions or to leave an online condolence, visit www.mazurfuneralhome.com.
Frank T Mazur Funeral Home Inc
601 Dundaff St Dickson City, PA 18519
Published in Scranton Times on May 13, 2014