Derek C. Schillinger, 41, of Enfield, died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014.
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A resident of Enfield most of his life, he was born in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 22, 1972, the son of Arthur and Louise (Gagne) Schillinger of Enfield with whom he made his home. Derek was formerly employed as a machinist.
In addition to his parents, he is also survived by his cherished sons, Alex and Shawn, to whom he was a devoted father; and his sister, Sarah Schillinger, all at home; and sister Heather Schultz and her husband, Frank, of Blaine, Maine.
Derek's family extends a heartfelt thank you to the Enfield Police Department and the Enfield EMS for their care and comfort at their time of need.
Derek's family will receive relatives and friends at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield, on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a service of remembrance at 7 p.m. Burial in Hazardville Cemetery will be at the family's convenience.
For more information or to leave a message of sympathy, visit
Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels
61 South Road Enfield, CT 06082
Published in Journal Inquirer from Aug. 19 to Aug. 23, 2014