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“Carol was one of my favorite people. I worked with her at Marlton for many years and she was loved by all the students. She was so brilliant, and she...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: charlie becker - West Hollywood, CA

“My deepest condolences to the family. May God sustain you through this difficult time.2 Thessalonians 2:16,17 ”
2 of 24 | Posted by: J

“I am honored and blessed to have known Ms Billione... She was truly a blessing in my life and I will miss her my condolences...The best teacher I...Read More »
3 of 24 | Posted by: Gloria Chavez - Las Vegas, NV

“I was saddened to hear of the passing of my best deaf teacher of Ms. Billone. I was student at Marlton School, Los Angeles in 1968-1971. I will truly...Read More »
4 of 24 | Posted by: Bernard Broadhead - CA

“I am truly sorry for your loss. May God give you peace. Philippians 4:6,7 ”
5 of 24 | Posted by: Lynn Russell - Santa Clarita, CA

“I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. You can be assured that God feel your pain. You can call to God in your distress and he answered...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: A friend

“My prayers are with you and your family. RIP Carol you are now in a better place. ”
7 of 24 | Posted by: Hilda Mayne Brown - Los Angeles, CA


8 of 24 | Posted by: Elaine Moore - Philadelphia, PA

“My condolences to Dr. Judy and to her family and close friends...Carol had this remarkable ability to transform friendships into friends for life...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Lyle Hinks - Citrus Heights, CA

“Carol you are missed and loved by so many. Your warm sense of humor. Your loving, kind nature touched so many. Your life was a demonstration of...Read More »
10 of 24 | Posted by: Darlene Geyer - Acton, CA

“Doc, I'm sending you much love and support during this painfully sad time. Carol was a joy and a delight; certainly a gift of love from above. But...Read More »
11 of 24 | Posted by: Patty Drasin - Northridge, CA

“My condolences to her spouse and family. Miss Billone,may you rest in peace with the lord. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: Diana Cabral - Los Angeles, CA

“You will be missed, until we met in heaven and will again enjoy each other company!! Please give my mother and grandmother a hug for me and always...Read More »
13 of 24 | Posted by: Zenobia Gonzales - Los Angeles

“First time I met Carol at Gallaudet University in the fall of 1966. Reconnecting Carol again in 1973 was great because I was CSUN student studying...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Leslie Zinza - Laurel, MD

“By the time I enrolled at Gallaudet University [in 1967], Carol was already well on her way to making her mark as a popular and outstanding teacher...Read More »
15 of 24 | Posted by: MaryAnne Pugin - Palm Springs, CA

“Carol was always so happy every time I saw her, I will always remember her smile. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Dawn Hollingsworth - Sherman Oaks, CA

“Carol always greeted herself warmly to me and others. I fist met her when she was a director for the 1985 World Games for the Deaf in Los Angeles...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Ronald Bye - Fremont, CA - Friend

“I miss her billion ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Albert De la Cruz jr - Sylmar, CA

“ALL OF YOU FAMILY AND JUDITH IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.I WILL TREASURE ALL WONDERFUL MEMORIES OF CAROL I HAD IN OUR GALLAUDET AND OUR LIVES. SHE WAS...Read More »
19 of 24 | Posted by: RICHARD HILL - AMERICANA, BRAZIL, TX

“I miss you so much! I wish this wasn't real! Your such a caring person! I will never forget about you! No one can't replace you Carol jean Billone! I...Read More »
20 of 24 | Posted by: Shatoya Corley - Riverside, CA

“My condolences to you and your friends and her family.. Ms. Carol Billone was my Science and drama teacher .. she was very great teacher.. I was...Read More »
21 of 24 | Posted by: Diana Juarez-Gomez - Lancaster, CA

“My deepest sympathy. I am sorry for your loss but I know your Memories of Carol will be comforting. I was her college boyfriend for a couple of years...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Don Bangs - Concord, CA - Friend

“Dear Family,All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.Cherish all fond memories we have about Carol as we will about her and our Gallaudet years...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Judith and Phil Bravin - Chester, VT

“Carol was a wonderful caring person. She will be missed by many. My heart goes out to her partner of 35 years. ”
24 of 24 | Posted by: Diane Gabe - Los Angeles, CA


Carol Jean Billone, 74, born on October 21, 1943 passed away October 31, 2017 from pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her spouse, Dr. Judith Pachciarz, beloved niece Carrie Ulrich (née Billone), nephew-in-law Kevin Ulrich, grandnephew Benjamin, and niece Stacey Billone. She was preceded in death by her parents of Italian heritage, Sam Billone and Marion Billone (née Fiore); and her brother, Samuel Billone.
Carol Billone was born in Chicago, Illinois and at age three moved to Los Angeles. She became deaf at age five from illness. She attended LAUSD schools including Hollywood high school. She graduated from Gallaudet University (previously Gallaudet College) with a B.S. degree and is a member of the class of 1966. Carol fought to be the first deaf teacher hired by the Los Angeles Unified School District in 1968 and taught at Marlton School for the deaf. She taught drama as well as physical science and produced a play in American Sign Language which led to the establishment of a Total Communication program. Carol was the California State Teacher of the Year in 1976 and a candidate for National Teacher of the Year. Carol was also honored as California Deaf Teacher of the Year by California State University, Northridge, in 1981 and inducted into the California State Teacher Hall of Fame. She retired in 2006 after 38 years.
Carol Billone formed a long-term relationship with Dr. Judith Pachciarz in 1983. They became domestic partners and married August 29, 2008. In 1985 Carol became the first woman director of the World Games for the Deaf with over 2,400 world-wide athletes situated over ten venues in Los Angeles County. Subsequently Mayor Bradley appointed Carol President of the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission. She earned a M.A.degree in educational administration at California State University, Northridge in 1987.
Carol Billone had a unique ability to relate to people in all walks of life in both the deaf and hearing communities. Her warm and enormous heart drew people to her and she had innumerable friends, colleagues, students, and others who miss her dearly.
Services at Forest Lawn are private. Memorial celebrations of life will be at Marlton school and in the San Fernando Valley and will be announced.