OBITUARY

Ronald "Ronnie" Bielicki Jr.

December 30, 1956June 7, 2018

“Too much of a good thing is Wonderful"

Ron Bielicki Jr., "Ronnie", was a selfless man, who was an inspiration to all who met him. Ronnie had a keen sense of humor, warm smile & compassionate heart. He was a "Day Maker", leaving others with a smile after spending time together. Ron championed causes for the disabled, working endlessly on cross country treks, fundraisers, and events. He thrived on motivational speaking to inspire others in overcoming adversity. Ronnie was an advocate for change and his legacy will live on in all the lives he positively impacted in his mission. Ron passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 7, 2018 in the comfort of his home on Cape Cod. Ronnie was surrounded by his loving niece, Gabrielle, his sister, Trish and their 7 new puppies.

Ron was a dedicated US Navy Veteran. He proudly served his country on The USS Seattle as a Yeoman until he retired at the young age of 26. After returning home from a tour in the Middle East, Ron was out on liberty and the victim of an attempted robbery leaving him paralyzed. That encounter fatefully changed the direction of his life.

Ron began his studies at Northeastern University in Boston when it was not wheelchair accessible, using freight elevators & footballs players to carry him upstairs to class. After being the first class to graduate with a Bachelor of a Science degree in Speech & TV/Radio Communications, he was featured in Who's Who for his steadfast achievement.

Ron was a humanitarian and passionate man who made it his life’s mission to help others. He rallied for human rights, anti- bullying, and gun control. Ron established The WIN Foundation, a non-profit organization with the vision that no child should sit on the sidelines. The mission of The WIN Foundation is to award racing wheelchairs to children for them to train and compete in athletics. He was a tireless advocate for others, despite his own challenges. Ron sat on numerous boards for human rights and veterans affairs. He paved the way for others with disabilities by enacting change and mentoring the newly injured. Ron organized along James and Sarah Brady for handgun control to protect future generations from his fate; he testified in front of Congress for gun control and wheeled in The Million Mom March. The list is abundant for those that we know he helped and those he supported without recognition throughout his life. As a family, we are blessed to witness numerous awards he received over the years, which are humbly tucked away in his home.

Ronnie had a passion for photography, design & enjoying the seaside community of Centerville. Always warmly welcoming guests into his home, Ronnie would play classic show tunes & dance around the kitchen preparing meals for family & friends. Ronnie was a generous, thoughtful, and kind man. He was a phenomenal Son, Brother, Uncle and most importantly, friend. He lives on through his Mother, Sarah P. Whiteman of Centerville, his brother Peter Bielicki and wife, Debra of Milton NH, his sister Elaine Boyle & husband Frank of Rockport, his sister, Trish Bielicki of Centerville. He is survived by his treasured nieces, Sarah Boyle, Heather Boyle, Bethany Bielicki and Gabrielle Bielicki and beloved nephews, Benjamin Bielicki & Anthony Miccolis. Ronnie’s impact on friends & his community is everlasting.

A memorial service will be held late June. We ask that you honor this great hero, in lieu of flowers, with donations in his name to a significantlyimportant cause: Sandy Hook Promise, https://action.sandyhookpromise.org/donate_page/foundation Donate to Prevent Gun Violence - Sandy Hook Promise. Our purpose is simple – to protect children from gun violence so no other parent experiences the senseless loss of a child. action.sandyhookpromise.org

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