Sheila  Bilka

Obituary of Sheila R. Bilka

Sheila R. Bilka, 88, a Glenville resident, fell asleep in death on April 12, 2021, with her family at her side.  She was born in Scotia, NY on March 15, 1933, the daughter of the late Clifford J. Waters and Adelaide Cochrane Waters.

 

Sheila was predeceased by her daughter Laurie Hallak, and sisters Heleene L. Fundis, Kathleen B. Truelove, Mildred B. Waters, Margarette L. VanValkinburgh and twin Norma L. Waters, Amarylla V. Waters, and Adelaide M. Reilly.

 

Survivors include siblings Clifford J. (Jan) Waters, Jr, and David E. (Maureen) Waters, and her daughter Sherrie (James) Paslowski,  son Michael (Mary) Bilka, in addition to step-grandchildren Eric Paslowski, Adam Palmer (Kaylee), and Shannon Palmer, her nieces, nephews, and many friends.

 

Sheila was known by many for her smile and warm hugs. She loved being with family and friends, and showing hospitality.  Her interests included singing and playing the piano, flowers, birds, visiting the ocean, and eating lobster! 

 

As one of Jehovah’s Witnesses, for 56 years, she derived much pleasure from teaching people about our Creator, Jehovah, and his wonderful purpose for the earth. Sheila looked forward to the fulfillment of the Bible’s promise at Revelation 21:3, 4 and being resurrected to a paradise earth.

 

The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to the staff at Community Hospice for their excellent care of Sheila.

 

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service online via Zoom on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM.  Please contact the family for further information.

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Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service online via Zoom on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at 1:00 PM.  Please contact the family for further information.
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