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Alexander M. Billi, retired Bethlehem Steel foreman

Dec. 15, 1933 – March 10, 2014

Alexander M. Billi, of Lackawanna, a retired steel plant foreman, died Monday in Mercy Hospital after a short illness. He was 80.

Born in Buffalo, he was a graduate of South Park High School. He worked for 30 years at Bethlehem Steel Corp., retiring in 1983 as a foreman in the electrical maintenance department.

Mr. Billi was a past president and 40-year member of the Lake Erie Italian Club and a past captain, treasurer and 50-year member of Commandery 391, Knights of St. John. He was a member of the executive board of the Erie County Conservative Party.

Active in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, he was an usher and a member of the Parish Council, the Holy Name Society, the Senior Citizens Club and the Bereavement Committee. He also was a member of the South Park Senior Men’s Golf League and served as assistant scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop 547.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, the former Patricia A. Pitillo; three sons, Joseph, William and Michael; three daughters, Patti Lynn, Marie Jo Brehm and Beth Ann Griller; 27 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m. Friday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, 3148 Abbott Road, Orchard Park.

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