YORK C. Morgan "Red" Billet, 67, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at his summer home in Ontario, Canada. The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at St. Joseph Church, 2935 Kingston Road, York, with the Rev. James Menkhus OFM Cap. as celebrant. Viewing will be one hour prior to Mass. Burial will be in Holy Saviour Cemetery with full military rites presented by the York County Veterans Honor Guard. Born in York, on October 21, 1946, Mr. Billet was the son of the late Claude L. Billet and M. Jane (Krout) Hengst. Red was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during the Vietnam War on the U.S.S. Forrestal. In 1969, he began working as a welder at the former Borg-Warner and retired from York International/Johnson Controls as a Production Supervisor in 2009. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. His passion for fishing, antiques, and hiking kept him busy in retirement. Red was an avid collector of old fishing gear, York County memorabilia, and Wallace Nutting prints. He traveled near and far to auctions and sales year round. His summers were spent mostly in Canada on his boat and hiking the trails. Mr. Billet is survived by two daughters, Michele L. Billet and Stacey L. Shillito, both of York; son, Michael D. Shillito of York; granddaughter, Morgan L. Billet of York; sister, Joyce McLaren and husband, Nelson of Etters; two brothers, Steven Billet and wife, Beata of Washington D.C., and Matthew Hengst and wife, Marie of Dover; nephew, Alexander Billet; and niece, Elizabeth McLaren. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Heritage Rail Trail Park, c/o York County Parks, 400 Mundis Mill Road, York, PA. 17406. The John W. Keffer Funeral Homes and Crematory, Inc., 902 Mt. Rose Ave., York, is entrusted with arrangements. KefferFH.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Aug. 31, 2014