Richard S. Bielak, age 67, passed away Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at his sister’s home in Perry, OH, after a brief illness with Leukemia. He was born March 1, 1952 in Steubenville, OH. Mr. Bielak was a retired pipe-fitter/welder from Local Union 3490 in Steubenville. Rich graduated from Catholic Central High School Class of 1970. He was a member of St. Peter Catholic Church in Steubenville and was a 3rd degree Knight of Columbus, St. John Neumann Council #11828. He was a lifetime member of the NRA and an avid Pittsburg Penguins fan. Rich always had a welcoming smile, loved to laugh, and enjoyed spending time with his nephews and great nephews. Rich is survived by his son Jon (Donna) Bielak of Louisville, Kentucky; his sister, Alice (Alfred) Torrieri of Perry, OH; and uncle to several nephews and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Alice Bielak and sister: Charlotte (Sherry) Larkins. The family will receive friends 6-8 pm on Friday, June 7, 2019 at Dunlope-Shorac Funeral Home, 215 Fernwood Rd., Wintersville, OH, and 11 am – 12 pm Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 425 N 4th St. Steubenville, OH, 43952. Funeral Liturgy with Mass will be 12:00 pm Saturday, June 8, 2019 at St. Peter Catholic Church, 425 N 4th St. Steubenville, OH, 43952. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Steubenville, OH.. Contributions may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church Restoration Fund, 425 N 4th St. Steubenville, OH, 43
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