Earl G. Billig, 90, of East Elm Street, Tamaqua, PA died on Sunday, September 24, 2017 at home. He was the husband of Joan (nee Tepo) Billig to whom he was married 54 years. Born in Weatherly RD, PA, Earl was the son of the late Neal G. and Florence (nee Bachart) Billig. Until he retired in 2000, Earl was employed as an auto body mechanic for Banditelli Auto Body Service, Tamaqua and prior to that he worked for the former Kovich Chevrolet, Tamaqua. Earl was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, Tamaqua where he was a member of the former Men's Brotherhood and of the Sunday School for which he also served as treasurer. Earl was a member of the Ontelaunee Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America. In addition to his wife Joan, he is survived by son David G. Billig of Tamaqua; daughters, Joanie Billig of Tamaqua, Susan Billig Coombe and her husband William of Tamaqua, and Debbie Leibensperger and her husand Robert of Hometown, PA; grandchildren, Ashley Fedder and her husband Chris, Nathanial Leibensperger, Collin Leibensperger and his fiancee' Carly, and McKenzee Coombe; and several nephews and nieces. Earl was predeceased by his first wife, Ethel (nee Stamm) Billig; sisters, Mildred, Dorothy and Erma; and by a grandson, Hunter Coombe. Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, September 30 in Trinity United Church of Christ, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua with The Rev. Darryl Kensinger officiating. Interment in Sky View Memorial Park, Hometown will follow services. Call 8:30-10:00 AM Saturday at the church. Memorials in Earl's name may be made to Trinity UCC, 22 Lafayette Street, Tamaqua, PA, 18252. Online condolences may be made at www.zgfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are being handled by the Zizelmann-Gulla Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Tamaqua.
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