Fred G. Biller

Fred G. Biller, 91, Cresson, died Thursday at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.

He was born in Cresson, son of the late Leo J. and Ellen M. (Thomas) Biller.

Surviving are two daughters: Betsy Shultz (Bill) of Hollidaysburg and Mary Anne Randolph (Bob) of Raleigh, N.C.; six grandchildren: Dr. David F. Slat (Dr. Stacy King Slat) of Fairview Heights, Ill., Christopher Slat of Hollidaysburg, Sarah Slat McShane of York, Daniel Randolph of New York City, N.Y., and Gregory Randolph and Charlotte Randolph, both of Raleigh, N.C.; and a great-grandson, Christopher Thomas Slat.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Olean (Sullivan), on July 2, 2012; a son-in-law, David M. Slat; an infant grandson, Michael Mark Slat; six brothers: Gordon, Norman, Martin, Leo, Thomas and Charles; and two sisters: Susan Little and Mary Little.

Fred was a U.S. Air Force veteran of WWII, serving as a high-speed radio operator in the South Pacific Theater. He retired in 1985 as a district agent with Prudential Insurance after 31 years of service. After retiring, he drove a school bus for Wilkinson’s Bus Lines for 10 years and was affectionately known as “Captain Fred.”

Fred was a member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church, Cresson, and an associate member of its Legion of Mary. He also belonged to the Cresson American Legion and Knights of Columbus, St. Ann’s Council, Cresson.

At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. Family and friends are invited to participate in the funeral Mass at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, 2014, at St. Aloysius Church, the Very Rev. John D. Byrnes as celebrant. Committal will be in the church cemetery with graveside military rites by Cresson American Legion, Sankertown VFW and other local veteran organizations.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Aloysius Church or Sacred Heart Sisters, both of Cresson; Carmelite Monastery, Loretto; or Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.

Arrangements are by Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson.