George E. Billman Sr.
June 04, 1926 ‒ October 02, 2015
Formerly of Shauck, Pennsylvania
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