Bish Dolegiewicz 1953 ~ 2008 Zbigniew Bishop Dolegiewicz passed away October 29, 2008 at the age of 55.Bish was born on July 8, 1953 to Edward and Maria Dolegiewicz in Toronto, Canada. He married Anna Christina Bullock July 13, 2001. She was the love of his life. As a three-time Olympic Track and Field athlete, and World's Strongest Man Competitor, Bishop Dolegiewicz successfully competed at international levels and coached athletes and teams to both national and international levels. Bish was always ranked in the top 10 in the world as a thrower and was considered to be one of the strongest men in the world. Bish is most recognized as a National Coach with Canada's Olympic Track and Field Team having created the strength and conditioning programs for the Canadian Sprints and Throws Teams as well as coaching the throwers technically, and having coached some of the best athletes in the world. Most recently, Bish was coaching at Utah Valley University with his wife. He said that he would coach until he died and was coaching on his last day. Bish is survived by his wife Anna, his father and mother, and his brother and sister-in-law, Richard Dole and Wanda Dorosz. Bish always said that he would be wearing the white hat and that he would always be fighting for good. Bish always put others first. He helped so many through his teachings. He is loved by many and will never be forgotten. Funeral services will be held Sat., November 1, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Sego Lily LDS Ward Chapel, 900 N. 700 E., Lehi, Utah. Family and friends may call Sat. at 12 noon till the time of service at the church. Interment, Lehi City Cemetery. Online guest book at wingmortuary.com In lieu of flowers, please make charitable donations to Bish Strength at the Bank of American Fork, 712 East Main Street, Lehi, Utah, 84043, account #4121729, which will be used to help young track and field athletes achieve their Olympic dreams. Tax receipts will follow as soon as possible.
Published in The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 1, 2008.