William Charles (“Bill”) Bieluch Jr., 75, passed away Monday, May 3, of natural causes in Darien, his long-time home.
Born in Hartford to Nellie (Sidor) Bieluch and Judge William C. Bieluch, Bill attended Kingswood High School, Brown University and St. John’s University School of Law.
After working for the American Stock Exchange and then practicing law in New York City at the firm of Hall, McNicol, Marrett & Hamilton, Bill practiced law for many decades from his own office in downtown Darien.
Bill also previously served on the town Planning & Zoning Commission. Bill had a tremendous love for Darien. He often said that the small community of Darien has just about everything anyone could ask for in a hometown.
Bill is survived by his son, Brian Bieluch, and Brian’s fiancé, Courtney Walsh of Arlington, Virginia; his son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Julie Charles, of Laguna Niguel, California, and their three daughters, Emma, Remy and Liza; and his son Scott Bieluch, of Bozeman, Montana; as well as his first wife, Jeanne (Bieluch) Schifini; his brother- and sister-in-law Philip and Gayle Bieluch; his sister, Dr. Virginia Bieluch, and his extended family.
Bill was known to many for always bestowing meaningful gifts and for seeking to bring cheer to those whose paths he crossed in everyday life. In his later years in particular, Bill looked for ways to help others, while his own health became challenging.
Bill was also an avid connoisseur of current events, reading several newspapers cover-to-cover and never hesitating to offer his prognostications as to the best path for the world. Bill loved to travel, and particularly enjoyed his trips to Las Vegas, even if it meant sneaking off against medical advice to visit his favorite desert oasis.
A visitation will be held at Lawrence Funeral Home in Darien from 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, and a funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, 2021 at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Darien.
In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family has requested that donations be made to the Becket-Chimney Corners YMCA in honor of William Bieluch, a summer camp in the Berkshires that offers camperships for children to experience its outdoor programs on a reduced or no cost basis.
— an obituary from Lawrence Funeral Home, where online condolences may be left