John W. Bienko born Aug. 23, 1937, in Dunkirk, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Aug.ust 11, 2022, at the age of 84.
John is preceded in death by his parents, John Frank Bienko and Martha (Ryczko) Bienko, and brothers: David Bienko and Peter Bienko.
John served in the U.S. Air Force for 30 years followed by another 20 years as a civil servant. He wanted to see the world which led to U.S. Air Force tours of duty in Germany, Taiwan, Italy, and Great Britain, before returning to San Antonio, where he ultimately retired.
John was an avid golfer, loved hunting and enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Christa E. Bienko; son, John David Bienko and wife, Heather Lane Bienko; grandchildren: Rachel Hope Bienko and Margaret Christina Bienko; as well as siblings Marjorie Novelli-Hassall, Marie Guziec (Edziu), Betty Hilbrecht (Robert), and Joseph Bienko; sister-in-law, Paulette Bienko; along with extended family and friends. He will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved him.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Associations. Act.alz.org
Services will be added on a later date.