Lee Center- John A. Bielawski, 68, of Lee Center – Taberg Road, husband of Dorothy, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, while under the loving care of his family and hospice. John was born in Rome, on May 3, 1953, a son of Marian Peters Bielawski. He grew up in Rome, before moving with his family to the Belcher Road, Point Rock. John began his schooling in Rome, later attending West Leyden Central School, before graduating from Adirondack Central High School, Boonville, with the Class of 1971. While in school John enjoyed playing soccer. He was first employed at Stihl’s Saw Mill Ava, followed by employment at Felice Moving & Storage, Rome and Rome Iron Mills. For 43 years until his retirement in 2015, John was employed as a caster at Revere Copper & Brass, now Revere Copper Products of Rome, NY. On June 26, 1971, John was united in marriage with Dorothy Cullings, at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Rome. John and Dottie joyfully observed their Golden Anniversary in June of 2021. John was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed the outdoors. He was also a very accomplished can and bottle recycler who found great enjoyment while scouring the roads for discarded cans and bottles and then bagging the same and delivering to a recycling center. For many years John made his part of the world cleaner and neater through his recycling efforts. If he observed someone else picking up cans in a given location, John would often remark with a twinkle in his eye and humor, that that person had encroached on his territory! For a time, Mr. Bielawski was a member of the Lee Center Volunteer Fire Department. In addition to his wife, Dottie, John is survived by one daughter, Crystal Bielawski, Lee Center, grandchildren, Krista (Dominique) Griggs, Liverpool, Carissa Hayes, Lee Center, Christopher (Taylor) Hayes, Rome, five great grandchildren, Samantha, Aria, Damian, Jazmynn and Vincenzo. At the present time, John was joyfully anticipating the birth of his sixth great grandchild, Julian John. Also surviving is one sister, Adeline (Royal) Kraeger, Constableville and many nieces and nephews; brothers in law and sisters in law; Jerry and Marylou Roberts, Rome, Nolan and Sharon Cullings, Point Rock, Tom and Gail Vanetten, South Carolina, Tom and Edna Cullings, Swancott Mills, Pat and Sherry Nembhardt, Rome, Steve and Cindy Cullings, Swancott Mills, Bob and Laurie Perry, Rome, Joe and Sharon Cullings, Swancott Mills and Linda Peters, Lee Center. Also special friends, Scott and Cindy Marshall, Lee Center, and Sharon (Chris) Sykes, Alabama. John was predeceased by his mother, Marian in 2006, brothers, Benjamin, Wallace and Steven and a sister, Mary Jane Bielawski. His Funeral will be Saturday at 10:00 A.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc. 143 Schuyler St. Boonville, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Town of Lee. Calling hours are Friday from 3-7 P.M. at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., 4277 Middle Settlement Road, New Hartford, New York 13413, or to The St. Jude Tribute Program, P.O. box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101.