Joseph L. Shilling

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Joseph L. Shilling, 75, of Fort Myers, Fla., formerly of Westminster, died Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, in Fort Myers, after a lengthy illness.

Born July 25, 1937, in Westminster, he was the son of Ruby Weller Shilling and the late Richard Shilling. He was the husband of Jeanne G. Shilling, the late Joan Backhaus Shilling and the late Loralee Brown Shilling.

He received his undergraduate degree from Western Maryland College, and went on to earn a master's degree and doctorate, both in education.

He spent his career in education, having served as a teacher and in administrative positions in Carroll County before moving into his first superintendent position in Dorchester County in 1971. He went on to serve as Deputy State Superintendent of Schools and State Superintendent of Schools for Maryland. Upon retirement from his position at the state, he returned to Queen Anne's County as superintendent of schools to complete his career.

He was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church during the years that the family lived in Ellicott City.

He entered his final retirement in 1996 and pursued golf, as one of his lifelong passions, in Fort Myers, until his death.

Surviving, in addition to his mother and wife, are a brother, Richard Edward Shilling; a sister, Sandra Davis, and their spouses and families; children Sallyn S. Pajcic, Jennifer R. Berkman, Jeffrey Todd Shilling, Jhan S. Tangires, Jon Scott Shilling, Synthia S. Kucner, and Julia S. Jones, and their families; and a stepdaughter, Jamie Lane and her family.

He will be interred in a private family ceremony at Trinity Church in Church Creek in Maryland.

Memorial contributions may be sent to Old Trinity Episcopal Church, 1716 Taylors Island Road, P.O. Box 157, Church Creek, MD 21622.

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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 25, 2012
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