Eugene Bielecki
Karol A. Romenski & Sons, Inc.
342 High Street
Central Falls, RI
BIELECKI, EUGENE A. 87 of Myers Street Smithfield died on Sunday February 8th, 2015. He was the beloved husband of Phyllis (Pianka) Bielecki for 63 years. He was the son of the late Jan and Honorata (Wrona) Bielecki. He had a distinguished career in aviation for over 60 years as a flight instructor, FAA examiner, and part owner of North Central Airways. Eugene contributed his time and talents to several organizations including the RI Pilot and QB associations and the Smithfield Lions Club. He was a WW II Army Air Force Veteran. Besides his wife, Eugene is survived by his daughter Cynthia Bielecki and husband John Godyn of Smithfield, son Brian Bielecki and his wife Andrea of Phoenixville, PA, five grandchildren Jessica, Brian, and Matthew Bielecki and Tyler and Dylan Godyn, one brother Joseph Bielecki of Central Falls, several nieces and nephews, and many close friends. He is predeceased by sisters Mary Appleton and Harriet Dzicek, and brothers Edwin and Frank. A private Funeral for Mr. Bielecki was held Saturday February 14, 2015 from the Karol A. Romenski & Sons Funeral Home, 342 High Street, Central Falls with A Mass of Christian Burial in St. Joseph's Church High Street, Central Falls. Burial with Military Honors was in Notre Dame Cemetery Pawtucket. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday March 14, 2015 at 10 A.M. in St. Michaels Church, 80 Farnum Pike, Smithfield RI. Relatives and Friends are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his memory can be made to the Eugene A. Bielecki Aviation Safety Scholarship Fund at ( or a random act of kindness performed to honor Eugene's spirit of giving would be greatly appreciated.

Published by The Providence Journal on Feb. 21, 2015.
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I am 5 years late in writing this, but Mr. Bielecki is etched into my memory as the flight examiner who passed me for my private pilots license. He was very tough, but justifiably critical of my performance. I can still hear his voice saying, "I could flunk you just for this. What if this was a forced landing"? (As he cut the throttle) The result was that I NEVER once took a passenger with me after that. I just wasn't going to risk anyone else's life. But he was still a gentleman, and we need more people like him. Thank you Mr.Bielecki!

Dan Margolick
January 7, 2021
I met Gene probably about twenty years ago when David Frawley introduced me to he. Over the years I got to know him as a consummate professional pilot, a friend, and a true friend. He will be sadly missed by those who knew him.
Bill Friar
September 8, 2018
Aviation lost a great individual and a dedicated pilot. Gene gave me my flight test in 1967. Unfortunately I just found out he passed. God Bless him.

William M. Helm
December 14, 2015
Gene signed my Private Pilot ticket on June 1st, 2001. He was a wonderful person and a first class aviator. I will never forget how -- as he demonstrated a maneuver to me during the checkride, -- the very INSTANT he had the controls, that little airplane was in the very palm of his hand. We will all miss him terribly. Fair skies and following winds to him and to all who loved him and who had the joy and honor of flying with him.
Jan Miele
March 11, 2015
The entry in my log book dated 11/20/1973 reads in part "Private pilot flight test, Passed E.Bielecki". We've lost a great aviator and a great person. Soft landings Gene, we'll miss you.
Allyn Copp
March 10, 2015
Gene Bielecki wasn't just a pilot, he was a Maestro at the controls of any aircraft he flew. More than once, flying right seat with him at controls, when I'd reach to change frequencies, he'd already have done so, almost magically I never saw him reach for the radio.

He wasn't just an instructor, he was a Professor with a PhD in flying experience which he shared freely. Gene and I flew together many times and after every flight, I realized that I had learned something new.

He took the time to extend my knowledge and experience in my airplane far beyond FAA requirements, all to make me a better and safer pilot. The highest compliment I've ever been paid as a pilot was once, when on an IFR flight from Dulles to Providence, he turned to me and quietly said, You always fly the center line.

To my mind, Gene always flew the center line in all aspects of his life. A true gentleman, a class act, a good husband, father and friend.

And to top it off, he had the good common sense and intelligence to marry Phyllis, a wonderful person in her own right.

May Gene rest in peace.

Doug Mault
Doug Mault
March 5, 2015
Gene was such an enthusiastic speaker at the safety seminars. He always stressed how one must be ready to, "change one's mindset in an instant so as not to fly through a thundercloud." This teaching applies to so many aspects of life. Thanks, Gene for being such a true teacher!
Joan Hudson, former member RI Pilot's
Joan Hudson
February 25, 2015
Thoughts and prayers for Gene and his family. Gene was an icon in Rhode Island aviation history whose contribution will stand the test of time.
RIP my friend.
Mike Coutcher
February 25, 2015
Cindy John Tyler and Dylan
We will always have fond memories of your Dad taking the time and having the gift to have the patience to take our boys with your boys year after year to the air show.We are so sorry for your loss.
The Capece Family
February 21, 2015
With Deepest Sympathy to the family of Gene Bielecki, he will be missed by many.
Roger and Lizzie Williams
February 21, 2015
I have so many wonderful memories of learning to fly at North Central Airport. Gene was always so kind to me, making everything easier. My condolences and prayers to his famiily.
Elaine Levesque
February 21, 2015
We miss your good humor, sound advice, your spirit of fun, your ready smile, your generousity, and the piece of our lives that you made real. While we may miss your next act of kindness, and warm friendshil, all that you have been in our lives cont9inue undiminished. Bless you and Phyllis and all your wonderful family.
Letitia and John Carter
February 21, 2015
Always a friend with a smile. We will miss you.
Marilyn & Roger Biagetti
February 21, 2015
I was a lineman at North Central Airport and worked for Gene many times. He was a great pilot,instructor,and Gentleman. He taught me alot. He will be missed dearly.
Bob Bass
February 21, 2015
Our deepest condolences on Gene's passing. Gene was an aviation friend at North Central for many years and a wonderful man.
Ed Manfredi
February 21, 2015
Cindy and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers.4
Elaine (RWMC)
Elaine Moeller
February 21, 2015
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