Thomas E. Billa

Thomas Billa

Thomas E. Billa, age 74, of Johnstown, passed away on Friday July 30, 2021, at the Palatine Nursing Home.

Born on December 27, 1946, in Gloversville, he was the son of the late Edward Sr. and Dorothy (Erkenbrack) Billa.

Thomas proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1966 to 1968. He worked at the Watervliet Arsenal as an I.T. specialist until his retirement. Thomas was a member of the First Baptist Church in Johnstown.

He was united in marriage to Nancy L. Billa on October 16, 1971, until her passing on February 17, 2009.

Thomas is survived by his children, Bryan T. Billa (Azucena), Alaine Burke (Robert); brothers, Richard, James, John, and Mark Billa; sisters, Sue Kubovcsak, Barb Hale, MaryAnn Hebert; grandchildren, Kierstyn Burke, Brody Burke, Adam Billa, Makayla Billa, Emily Billa; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents and wife, Thomas is predeceased by his brother, Edward Billa Jr. and sister, Jo-Ann Shirk.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday August 5, 2021, at 12:00 PM at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service at the funeral home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 PM.

Interment will follow at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations in Thomas’ memory can be made to the Parkinson’s Foundation. (https://secure3.convio.net/prkorg/site/Donation2?10243.donation=form1&df_id=10243&mfc_pref=T)

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the family’s page at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.