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Donald R. Billman, Sr.

April 12, 1947 — May 3, 2024

East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, PA

Donald R. Billman, Sr.

Donald R. Billman, Sr., 77, of East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, passed away Friday, May 3, 2024 at 6:41 am at Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  Born in Reading, Mr. Billman was the son of the late Frank Flaherty and Martha (Miller) Merkle.  He was a bartender at the Pennwyn Motor Association, Inc. in Shillington.  Mr. Billman is survived by his children Courtney A. Farrelly wife of Ryan J. Farrelly of Sinking Spring; Belinda R. Martin wife of Jason R. Martin of Denver, PA; John L. Billman of South Carolina; James Billman of Sinking Spring; Angela Smith wife of Cory Smith of West Chester; Kimmy Billman of Reading; his grandchildren Todd, Cody, Seth, Jade, Sommer, Felicia, Charlie Jo, Austin, Natina, Joseph, Jordan, Julieanna, Elyias, Kaydence, Simeon, Ezekiel, Gabriel, Jeremy and his 7 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his siblings Lawrence Billman of Mohnton; Helen Billman of Shillington; several nieces and nephews and was preceded in death by his son Donald R. Billman, Jr. February 2023,   grandson Jeffry Ward, sister Dorothy DeFazio,  brother Russell “Butch” Billman and the love of his life Josie Shappell.   Mr. Billman was a friend to many.  He enjoyed his fishing trips with The Boys, as well as judging antique car shows and His trips to Vegas with his buddies.

Celebration of Life Service will be held at Lincoln Park Fire Company 310 Old Fritztown Road, Shillington, Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Mohnsville Cemetery.  Bean Funeral Homes & Crematory 3825 Penn Ave. Sinking Spring is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

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