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John Raymond “Jack” Billé

October 27, 1933 - January 28, 2020

           John Raymond “Jack” Billé, age 86, of Glen Mills, PA and formerly of Springmill in Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, surrounded by his loving family.

          Born in Philadelphia, PA on October 27, 1933, he was a son of the late Joseph and Mary (McGarry) Billé.  Jack proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He attended St. Helena’s Grammar School, Northeast Catholic H.S. and graduated from La Salle University in 1959.  Jack was a contract’s manager with several aerospace firms throughout his career.

          Devoted to his faith, he was a longtime member of St. Joseph Parish in Middletown.  Jack always put others first and had the ability to make friends easily with his infectious sense of humor.  He was a dedicated family man and loving husband, father and grandfather.

          In addition to his parents, Jack was preceded in death by his siblings, Mary, Joan, Loretta, Joseph, Helen and Annmarie.  He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores H. (Rothenhofer) Billé; sons, Michael Billé (Rene) and Kevin Billé (Robin); grandchildren, Christopher, Matthew, Jeffrey, Thomas, Jana and Libby; and step-granddaughter, Caroline.

          A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Friday, February 7, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Friday, February 7, 2020, at St. Joseph Parish, 371 E Main St, Middletown, DE.  Interment will be held at a later date.

          In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Jack’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Miami, FL 33131 or Penn Medicine Hospice at Chester County, checks payable to: Trustees, University of PA, 795 East Marshall Street, Suite 204, West Chester, PA 19380.  Please note in memory of John R. Billé.

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  • Rest In Peace Uncle Jack. We will always remember your laughter. 🙏

  • Although I have not known Jack for many years, he very quickly became one of my most love Springmill friends. He was always smiling in spite of any difficulties. His love for Dolores, his church, and his family was alway evident. I pray for you all. Rest peacefully knowing Jack has received his well earned reward in heaven.

  • So sorry to hear about Jack.He was a wonderful man,husband,father,grandfather and much more.We know he is with God and no longer in pain.Dolores,you were such a caring and loving wife to Jack and you have two great sons who were always over your house helping out.They will always be there for you now.God bless your family.
    Paul&Jenny Wright

  • So sorry for your loss. I only knew Jack from the time we moved into Springmill and always saw him at Mass. I always admired Delores and her devotion to him, especially getting him to church. He always had a smile and kind words for all his neighbors. He was proud of the US Marines and a proud veteran. May he Rest In Peace.

  • Jack was such a great guy to talk with and he always had a great smile and handshake. He was devoted to Dolores and always was so upbeat. We will miss him a lot. Rest In Peace old friend!

  • Rest in peace dear friend. We will always remember your kindness and good humor.
    Gods blessings on Dolores and the family.
    Love, Nurse Rached and Jack Winner

  • Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Belle’ family. He will be greatly missed.

    The Bauer Family

  • Our thoughts & prayers are with you, Delores & family. As a fellow Marine, neighbor & friend he will be missed. God bless you Delores for all your support & loving care, no wonder he was such a kind & happy man.
    Noreen & Jerry Ryan

  • Jack Bille’, my good friend. I’m going to miss you. The golf we played together. The many times you’d come across the street to visit. We’d talk about many things—politics, sports, the good old days, and how to cure the world’s problems. Jack was one of a kind, his memory will always be with me. I will miss my friend dearly, but I am so grateful for having known him. God bless you.

  • Jack was one of my best friends and a truly great person. We spent many hours together on crazy business trips, but never had a disagreement. I cherish the hours we worked together. The world lost a really good man who I will always remember.

  • God blesses us with good people, and Jack was one of the best. I will always remember his smile and his chuckles. His devotion to his wife, Delores, his family, his friends and and his church and country were so admirable. Delores, you took such good care of him. God bless you all and know we share in your loss.

    Lorraine Mills

  • So sorry for your loss Delores, our prayers are with you. Helen and Greg Gaden