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James VanBilliard

October 15, 1934 ~ July 17, 2021 (age 86)

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James E. VanBilliard, 86, of Bethlehem, passed away peacefully on Saturday July 17, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital-Bethlehem. Born in Phillipsburg, NJ he was the son of the late James Earl and Ruth Allen VanBilliard. James was a 1952 graduate of Phillipsburg High School. He joined the United States Air Force after graduation. James married Joanne Woodring VanBilliard on December 4, 1954. He was the owner of All Seasons Recreational Vehicles in Easton, PA. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was a member of East Hills Moravian Church, Bethlehem, serving as a sacristan alongside Joanne and served as a Trustee. He was a 32nd degree Mason and a member of Goodfellows. 


Survivors: James is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Joanne; son James and wife Sue of Bethlehem; daughter Beth Livengood and husband Robert of Landis, NC; grandchildren  Brett VanBilliard, Alexis VanBilliard, Jaclyn VanBilliard, Lauren Everhart (Tony) and Mark Livengood; great grandchildren Jaxon and Teagan Everhart and brother Reed VanBilliard. 


Services: A Private Celebration of Life Service will take place at Cantelmi Long Funeral Home in Bethlehem on Thursday, July 22, 2021. A memory tribute may be placed at 


Contributions: In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to East Hills Moravian Church, 1830 Butztown Road, Bethlehem, PA 18017. 



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1830 Butztown Road, Bethlehem PA 18017

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