George E. Billman Sr.

June 04, 1926 ‒ October 02, 2015

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Shauck, Pennsylvania

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George E. Billman Sr. age 89 of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Daytona Beach, FL and Jersey Shore, PA passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 at Willowbrook at Delaware Run.

He was born on June 4, 1926 in Avis, PA to the late George O. and Susanna (Ricker) Billman. A graduate of Jersey Shore High School and Tri-State College (Angola, IN, BS in mechanical engineering 1949), he also received a master’s degree from the University of Colorado in 1975.  George served in the US Army Air Corp in the Pacific theatre at the close of WW II.

George was an aerospace engineer and worked on the Apollo Project in Florida for General Electric.  Later, he assisted with the development of the Miami and Denver rapid transit systems.  After his retirement, he formed a consulting company and remained active in the transportation field for number of years.  Due declining health, he moved to Ohio in 2006 to be near his oldest son.

He married Genevieve (Summerson) in 1951.  Their marriage would last almost 49 years until her passing in 1999.  As a couple, they enjoyed dancing, bridge, traveling, and discovering fine restaurants.  George was active in scouting, both in his youth and as an adult, serving as a scout master for a number of years.

He is survived by sons: George (Rosemary) Billman Jr. of Columbus, OH, Brian (Laurie) Billman of Pittsboro, NC, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a brother Carl (Barbara) Billman of Valley Forge, PA.

He was also preceded in death by his son Michael in 1962 and his brother Jack in 2012.

Graveside services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12th at the Jersey Shore Cemetery in Jersey Shore, PA with Rev. Kerry Aucker officiating.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home in Delaware, Ohio

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Christian Appalachian Project PO Box 55911, Lexington, KY 40555-5911

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

  • My heartfelt prayers are with you. It was an honor taking care of George Sr. I will never forget his beautiful blue eyes and his wonderful smile . We would sing and he would just light up the room. Our favorite song was “Always” and whenever I hear this song I will think of George. Sincerely Rosemary Jones

    • Thank you very much for prayers and sharing you memories of my father. I also wish to thank you for the condolence card you sent last week. I appreciate your comments which I have shred with my brother.

  • George and family

    Thinking of you with a special prayer that God’s love will bring you peace and consolation. Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Uncle George.
    Our prayers are with you at this time.

    Alice Marie Lannen and Family

    • Thank you very much for condolences and prayers. We have just returned from the funeral that was held yesterday. The funeral was not as depressing as I had feared. We had a nice reception after the funeral at St. John’s Lutheran which allowed time to get together with my brother and his family as well as with my Uncle (my mom’s brother) and dad’s brother Carl. So despite the circumstance my family and I had a good time. The reality of my dad’s passing is just sinking in, it will seem strange not to visit him as I had been doing since 2006 when he moved to Ohio.

      Thank you once again,

      George