Ronald Schillinger

Ronald K. Schillinger, 67, of 7 Burnside Ave., Bradford, passed away Thursday (Oct. 18, 2012) at Select Specialty Hospital, in Erie after a brief illness.
Born on Feb. 25, 1945, in Bradford, he was a son of the late Lawrence and Luella A. Willis Schillinger. On Dec. 30, 1987, in Bradford, he married Marlene DiProspero Davis Schillinger, who survives.
He was a 1963 graduate of Bradford High School. On Sept. 2, 1965, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served during Vietnam and was honorably discharged Aug. 18, 1967.
He was employed as a tool & die maker at Zippo Manufacturing Co. for 44 years.
He was a member of the VFW, Eagles, American Legion and Moose. He enjoyed bowling, hunting and fishing, but most of all spending time with his family.
Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Janelle Shikoski of Watford City, N.D.; two sons Mike (Amy) Schillinger of Virginia Beach, Va., and Brian (Mikki) Schillinger of Bradford; two stepsons Matthew Davis and Eric (Christen) Davis, both of Bradford; 10 grandchildren, Mitchell Schillinger, Joshua Schillinger, Stephanie Schillinger, Audrey Shikoski, twins Elsa Sprague and Mara Sprague, Tyler Davis, Anthony Davis, and twins Lauryn Davis and Lydia Davis; two stepgrandchildren, Eve and Myra Baker; a brother, William (Emma) Schillinger of Marshburg; and three nieces.
There will be no public visitation. Friends will be invited to a celebration of Ron's life at a later date and time to be announced. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials if desired may be made to the donor's choice.
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 20 to Oct. 26, 2012