Boonville - Stephen W. Belewich, 79, died peacefully in his sleep
Saturday, September 19, 2020. He had been a resident of Sunset Nursing
Home following a stroke in March of 2016.
He was born July 22, 1941 in Rome, the son of Stephen J. and Julia
Bedniarski Belewich. He grew up in Verona and graduated from VVS class
of 1959. He served his country in the Army National Guard from
1964-1970. He was united in marriage to Kathryn Keller in November 1967
and moved to their long time home in Ava where they raised their four
children. They later divorced.
Steve grew up working on a family sawmill in Verona. He owned and
operated his own sawmill for many years with his wife in Ava. Later he
became a heavy equipment operator and mechanic for several companies in
Steve loved to go fishing, especially in area small creeks. He loved to
tinker and putter. He was always available to help out all of his kids
with whatever project they had. He lived to go junking with his brother
Walt and always had treasures to share. He loved his Polish heritage
and listening to polish music. He always looked forward to having a
Galumpki Dinner! And he loved loved loved his grandkids!
He is survived by his ex-wife and best friend, Kathy Belewich,
Constableville; four children and their spouses, Teresa and Lyle
Nickerson, Thomas and Dorothy Belewich, Daniel and Eileen Belewich, all
Boonville and Charles and Natalie Belewich, Oneida; six
grandchildren-all his pride and joy, Troy Nickerson, Haley Belewich,
Hunter Zawisza, Ivy Belewich and Ryan and Jorgia Belewich; two
brothers, Walt and Suzanne Belevick, Ava and Tom and Jennifer Belvick,
Durhamville; one sister, Susie White, Durhamville; one sister-in-law,
Sue Belvick, Vernon; two brothers-in-law, Robert Leos, Vernon and Donald
Keller, Florida; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by
a brother, Richard Belvick, sister Carol Leos and brother-in-law, Percy
The family would like to thank all of the staff at Sunset and Greg Mills
for their kindness.
A private family service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Mills Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. For an online
message of sympathy please go to www.millsfuneralhomes.com.