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Peter Lawrence "Coach" Billick

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Peter Lawrence "Coach" Billick Obituary
Billick, Peter Lawrence "Coach" Pete Billick, age 80 of Miller Beach, Indiana passed away on Saturday, January 25th, 2014. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, MaryAnn (Gasper); his children, Lawrence Peter (Denise) Billick of Crown Point, IN, Deborah (Gregory) Ashcraft of Lake Station, IN, Carolyn (David) Hamm of Lowell, IN, Sandra (Jamie) Caylor of Hobart, IN; grandchildren, Eric and Nicole Billick, Brittany and LCPL Scott Ashcraft, Michael and Kyle Hamm; sisters, Phyllis Sabotta and Brenda Huerter; brother, Vern Billick; uncle, Steve Billick; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pete was a graduate of Mt. Carmel High School and the University of Notre Dame, class of 1956, served in the U.S. Army before going on to pursue his Master's Degree at Purdue University. Known to many as "Coach", teacher, mentor and friend at Andrean High School for 30 years, where he taught Industrial Arts and was a Track and Football Coach for 19 years. Selected as a coach for the 1976 Indiana North/South Allstar Football game. He enjoyed attending Notre Dame and Andrean Football games, White Sox baseball, pinochle, camping and building projects. Above all, he loved his wife, MaryAnn, children and grandchildren, had a kind heart and was a great husband and father. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 31, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. directly at St. Francis Xavier Church, 2447 Putnam, Lake Station, Rev. Frank Torres officiating. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Portage. Friends are invited to meet with Pete's family on Thursday from 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m., at Burns Funeral Home, 701 E. 7th St., Hobart, and on Friday from 9:30 until 10:00 a.m. at church. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the St. Jude Research Hospital, Humane Society of Northwest Indiana or the Andrean Athletic Department. www.burnsfuneral.com

Published in the Post Tribune on Jan. 29, 2014
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