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Billie Catherine Bilka


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Billie Catherine Bilka

AGE: 74 • Holmdel

Billie Catherine Bilka, 74, of Holmdel, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, March 17, 2017 at Bayshore Community Hospital in Holmdel. She was born Billie Catherine Hovis on December 20, 1942 in Nashville, TN, and was raised in Iselin. On October 26, 1963, Billie and her husband, Richard, were married and began their life together in Hazlet, where they raised their family. In 1985, they settled in Holmdel. For many years, Billie worked in the TJ Max retail store located in Holmdel; she was currently retired. Some of Billie's favorite pastimes were quilting, gardening, planting beautiful flowers in the spring and summer time, and cooking for her family and friends. She was known for her "Drive by drop offs", as she loved to bring her home cooked foods to the homes of the people she loved. Billie especially enjoyed visiting Atlantic City.

She was predeceased by her parents, William and Sadie (Saunders) Hovis, and her loving son, Richard J. Bilka Jr. Billie is survived by her beloved husband of 53 years, Richard J. Bilka, her loving daughters, Cristine Anderson and her husband, Frank, of Hazlet, Sandra Bilka of Hazlet, and Susan Gardner and her husband, John, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She is also survived by her dear siblings, Andrea Campbell and her husband, Keith, Betty Davis, Thomas Hovis and his wife, Ann, and William Hovis and his wife, Patricia, along with her cherished grandchildren, James Bilka, David DeMarco, Sarah DeMarco, John Gardner Jr., Stephanie Gardner, Nicholas Gardner, Richard J. Bilka III, and Shawn Bilka. She will be deeply missed, but never forgotten.

Family and friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, March 22nd from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the Shore Point Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 3269 State Hwy/Rt 35 N, Hazlet. Mass of Christian Burial, Wednesday, March 22nd, 11 AM, St. Benedict R.C. Church, Holmdel. In respect of Billie's wishes, she will be privately cremated. For information, directions, or to send condolences to the family, please visit, www.shorepointfh.com.
Published in Asbury Park Press from Mar. 20 to Mar. 22, 2017
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