Mark W. Bielauskas, age 25 of Wayne, passed away suddenly at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne on Wednesday, June 24, 2009.
Mark had battled kidney problems since birth and throughout his life doctors had told him of all the things he would never be able to do. Yet despite those obstacles, he achieved many of his dreams, and gave his all to the community and service to others. He was a member and Past President of Volunteer Fire Company #1 in Wayne. He loved the fire company so much that at age sixteen he and fellow scouts hung around so much that they made them Jr. Firefighters . As soon as he was of age, he became a full-fledged firefighter.
He earned the rank of Eagle Scout with Troop 101 of Wayne just before his eighteenth birthday. He was currently an Assistant Scout Master with Troop 107 based out of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pompton Lakes. Clearly, he found his greatest joy in helping others and serving his community in so many ways.
Mark was a lifelong resident of Wayne, graduating from Wayne Valley High School in 2003. He was currently employed with IPC International as a security guard in Wayne.
His hobbies varied. As if Scouting and Firefighting were not enough he also enjoyed; remote controlled trucks, paintball, and video games. If he were not doing any of these we could most likely catch him napping. He also had a great sense of humor; “Neuticles”.
He is survived by his loving parents; Donna and Bill Bielauskas of Wayne, one sister; Lisa Bielauskas currently stationed with the United States Navy in Norfolk, Virginia, three brothers; Eric and his wife Alexis of Haskell, Jason of Lincoln Park, and John Nesgoda of Bloomingdale, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, dear friends, fellow Scouts and Firemen. His family has created a website to celebrate Mark’s life - we invite you to visit http://bielauskas.com/mark. Should you care to leave comments or share pictures instructions will be on the site.
Friends may visit with the family at the Vander May Wayne Colonial Funeral Home, 567 Ratzer Road, Wayne, on Sunday June 28, 2009 from 2-6 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, June 29, 2009 at the funeral home.
As expressions of sympathy, if friends so wish, donations may be made in Mark’s memory to either the Boy Scouts of America, Black Bear District, 25 Ramapo Valley Road, Oakland, NJ 07436, or to Community Volunteer Fire Company One, PO Box 153, Wayne, NJ 07470.