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Don Bilgeshouse

February 21, 2022


Donald Ralph “Don” Bilgeshouse, 75, of Parksley, VA, formerly of New Milford, NJ, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022. Born in Jersey City, NJ and raised in Bergenfield, NJ, he was the son of the late Ralph Bilgeshouse and Dorothy Roberts.

Following high school, Don enlisted in the United States Army, beginning his lifelong career in service to his country. For a total of 56 years, Don was a volunteer and paid firefighter, serving 28 years with the Teaneck Fire Department, where he retired as Lieutenant. Since childhood, Don was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Bergenfield. After Don’s retirement from the fire department, he relocated to the Eastern Shore of Virginia in 2003.

Don is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy Bilgeshouse; brother, Ralph D. Bilgeshouse and his wife, Maryann; as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Linda Bilgeshouse and sister-in-law, Bonnie Bilgeshouse.

A service to celebrate Don’s life will be held in New Jersey at a later date.

In honor of Don’s many years of dedicated service as a first responder, contributions in his memory may be made to the Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 132, Bloxom, VA 23308. 

 Memory tributes may be shared with the family at 

 Arrangements by the Williams-Parksley Funeral Home. 

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Services are to be announced


Bloxom Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 132, Bloxom VA 23308

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