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Obituary: Richard W. Bilanski

Richard W. Bilanski, 71, beloved husband of Barbara Ann Bilanski, passed away peacefully at home in Melfa, VA, on Sept. 19, 2009.

Born in 1937, he was the son of Helen Bilanski and the late Alex Bilanski of Port Washington. Richard was raised in Port Washington and attended C.W. Post College and served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves. He was retired as a lieutenant on the Suffolk County Police Department after 33 years of service.

Other than his wife and mother, Richard is also survived by his daughter, Kim (Dennis), and two grandchildren, Zachary and Zoey of Lincolnton, NC, to whom he was a beloved father and grandfather. He is also survived by his sister Arlene Amato of Edgewater, FL, and his brother Ronald Bilanski of Edgewood, WA.

Arrangements by the Williams-Onancock Funeral Home, Parksley, VA. A memorial Mass was held at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Onley, VA, on Sept. 22. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Center, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Memory tributes may be sent to the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes.com.