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Roger R. Billig, 51, of Danville, formerly of Kutztown, died Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, from injuries he sustained in a barn fire at his residence.
He was born May 12, 1966, in Allentown, a son of Russell G. Billig and his wife, Margaret A., of New Tripoli and Jean F. (Guth) Masiko and her husband, Joel C., of New Tripoli. He was married to the former Diane L. Kunkle to whom he was married 27 years last Sept. 16.

Roger was a 1984 graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School.
He owned and operated Red Barn Produce located at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market since 1985. Roger will forever be remembered for going to great lengths to provide and choose only the fresh-picked seasonal produce for his customers who were like his market-family.
He was a member of Crossroads Church of the Nazarene, Milton.
Having a love of nature, he was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Roger lived life with extreme passion and zeal. Whole-heartedly loving God, family and country, he had a "can do" spirit often accomplishing what others thought impossible. Roger was a devoted, caring husband, dad, brother, son and friend whose memory will remain with all those who knew him.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by four children, Caleb J. Billig at home, Isaac J. Billig of White Haven, Rachel M. Billig at home, Aaron L. Billig at home; brothers, Richard A. Billig (Cathy), of Orefield, Ryan J. Billig (Joanna), of Allentown; stepbrothers, Michael J. Masiko, of New Tripoli, Douglas P. Miller, of Frederica, Del.; stepsister, Kathleen Masiko of Houston, Texas; and several much loved nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may pay their respects from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Visneski Funeral Home Inc., 42 W. Mahoning St., Danville, and from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday at Kingdom Life Family Center, 4333 Lime Kiln Road, Orefield, followed by a celebration of life service at 5, with Pastor Tony Adamo officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Heintzelman Funeral Home Inc., P.O. Box 196, Schnecksville, PA 18078-0196 for the benefit of the family.

Online expressions of sympathy may be recorded at www.heintzelmancares.com.
Published on January 23, 2018
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