Howard C Billings

Howard C. Billings, Jr., 88, of Cohoes and formerly of Maplewood and Stillwater passed away at Van Rensselaer Manor, Troy on Tuesday, July 23, 2019.  He was born and educated in Troy and was the son of the late Howard and Marion Kehoe Billings.  He was an energy coordinator at Union College in Schenectady for many years. He was a member and served in various capacities at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Green Island.  He sang in various Barber Shop Quartets, Uncle Sam Chorus and Watervliet Cannonaires.   Husband of the late Ramona Twogood Billings. He is survived by his children, Susan Billings (Eileen Kelty) of SC, James (Glee) Billings of Troy, David Billings (Mary Spiak) of VA, Cathy  (Joseph) Mackey of Watervliet, Barbara (Odd) Volland of Maplewood, Bruce Heroux of Watervliet and the late Sandy Billings. Also survived by 43 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.  Brother of the late Patricia Roberts, Carol Adamyszyn and Paul Billings. Also survived by his companion Jill Walrath of Stillwater.  A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes with Pastor Ken Scott officiating.  Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 4 to 6:30pm prior to the service. Inurnment in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 12:00 noon. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Van Rensselaer Manor B2 Unit for all the care given to our Father.