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Fred Richard Billman
April 20, 1943 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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Fred Richard “Freddie” Billman passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2023, at UPMC East Hospital after a brief stay. Fred was born on April 20, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, a son of Fred Alvin and Carolyn (Baumgarten) Billman. He graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a BS degree in metallurgical engineering, and from Ohio State University, with a master’s degree in metallurgical engineering. While at Ohio State, he met the love of his life, Carol Jean Tintera, his wife of 57 years. After graduation from Ohio State, Fred took a job with Alcoa and he and Carol moved to Rockdale, Texas where their son Mark Thomas was born. At Rockdale, Fred worked in the aluminum powder plant as a plant engineer. After a few years the family moved to Columbus, Ohio where Fred worked at Battelle Memorial Institute while he worked on a Ph.D. Fred then returned to Alcoa’s Cleveland, Ohio plant. In Cleveland, a second son, Gregory James, was born. In 1974, the family moved to Hempfield Township and Fred went to work at the Alcoa Technical Center where he remained until his retirement in 1996. In 2000, Fred’s love of technology led him to begin his second career at Seton Hill University as the Executive Director of Information Technology. At Seton Hill Fred was instrumental in leading the implementation of state-of-the-art technologies that enhanced teaching and learning. He also taught Introduction to Computers for undergraduates. Following his retirement from Seton Hill, Fred enjoyed reading books, playing with his grand dog, Nola, and talking to his family. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Carolyn Jeffries, and Sue Ann Talbot. Fred is survived by his wife, Carol J. (Tintera) Billman; his son Dr. Mark Billman and wife, Dr. Ana Billman; his son, Dr. Gregory Billman, and wife Jennifer; his favorite daughter, Michelle Catherine Billman Shurick; his beloved grandchildren, Rebecca, Theresa, Christopher, Stephen, Sydney, and Taylor Billman; and several nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Friday at the LEO M. BACHA FUNERAL HOME, INC., 516 Stanton Street, Greensburg. Prayers will begin at 9:00 AM Saturday in the funeral home, followed by a funeral mass to be celebrated at 9:30 AM in Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg. www.bachafh.com