William Schilling(1925 - 2014)

William J Schilling
Jaunary 8, 1925 ~ May 12, 2014
LEWISTON, PA - William H Schilling renowned father, husband, epicurean, aerospace engineer and fierce chili competitor passed away on Monday, May 12, 2014 at age 89.
He was a Navy Veteran of WWII where he served on the USS Yosemite, AD19, in the Pacific which included Ulithi, Aniwetoc, and the Battle of Leyte Gulf.
William was a charter member of the International Chili Society and he founded the Utah State Chili Cook off in 1987. He was a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and served as Chairman for the Utah Region, was a board member for the Utah Museum of Natural History, and he and his wife Ruth volunteered on the Navajo and Hopi Indian Reservations.
He received his degree from Penn State University in Physics. He worked as an Aerospace Engineer for the Franklin Institute, and at Ford Aeronutronics, and TRW where he retired from in 1989.
William enjoyed camping with his family and friends, but particularly with Ruth is wife of 54 years. He also loved Dutch Oven Cooking.
William is survived by his children, Bill (Vicki), Penei Aller (Dard), Peggy Schilling, Joseph Schilling, and Daniel (Julie) Schilling; 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 18, 2014