GALLITZIN — BILLY – Emile G. Sr., 83, Gallitzin, died Sept. 6, 2013, at UPMC Altoona. Born March 25, 1930, in Cresson Shaft, son of the late Michael and Mary (Nesbella) Billy. Preceded in death by his wife, the former Stella Pierwola, on Sept. 19, 1999; brothers, Michael, Joseph, John and George; and sisters, Julie Panek, Mary Pollack and Annie Kreutzenberger. Survived by children, Kim (Tim) Lidwell, Ashville; Mary (Tom) Leyo, Gallitzin; Carol (Brian) Weakland, Ashville; Linda (Johnny) Alley, Bellwood; Emily, Gallitzin; Emile Jr. (Jackie Lidwell), Ashville; and Michael (Alycia Raymond), New Holland; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dorothy Billy, Cresson. Emile enjoyed fishing, hunting and woodworking. Army veteran of Korean War. Member of Gallitzin American Legion and NRA. Life member of Gallitzin Sportsmen’s. Member of SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Catholic Church, Portage, where Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. James A. Spontak, celebrant. Committal, St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Cresson. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin, where Panachida will be sung at 7 p.m. Monday. A brief service will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. The family suggests donations be made to SS. Peter & Paul Byzantine Church, 143 Church Road, Portage, Pa. 15946; Home Nursing Hospice, 118 Ebony Road, Ebensburg, Pa. 15931; or Gallitzin Area Ambulance, 110 Chestnut St., Gallitzin, Pa. 16641 in Emile’s memory. Military rites by Gallitzin American Legion and other local military organizations. (www.gibbonsfunerals.com)
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