February 16, 1952- May 17, 2021
Ralph Edward Bilnoski, 69, of San Leon, Texas died on May 17, 2021 in the loving arms of his wife after a very short battle with lung cancer. He died at home surrounded by his wife and children.
Ralph owned Lighting #11118 for 20 years, and skippered in club races at Fleet #35 in Dallas. His major mark was as a crew member. Ralph crewed for many years for former ILCA President, Richard Guinan. He has crewed for the past ten years for Clarke Newman.
Ralph was born in Houston Texas on February 16, 1952. Ralph had a lifelong career as a Telecom engineer. His favorite hobbies were racing sailboats, fishing on the bay, and being with his grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents Estelle Deacon Bilnoski and Simon Joseph “Sam” Bilnoski, brothers Mark Bilnoski, David Bilnoski and Philip Bilnoski. Survivors include his loving wife of 46 years, Bobbi Bilnoski, his children Brian Bilnoski, Casey Bilnoski, and Alyssa Bilnoski, his grandchildren Chloe Schnur, Tristan Schnur, Chase Bilnoski, Claire Bilnoski, and Cade Bilnoski, brothers Ronnie Bilnoski and John Bilnoski, and sisters Janet Francklow and Kay Salvatierra.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 25, at Saint Mary’s of the Miraculous Medal In Texas City, Texas. Pallbearers are Ronnie Bilnoski, John Bilnoski, George Bilnoski, Robert Bilnoski, Thomas Kelly, and Ed Cantwell.