Gus Schill

Kerrville, Texas

1932 - 2018


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GUS AUGUST SCHILL1932-2018Gus August Schill, Jr. died on March 25, 2018 at his home in Kerrville, Texas. He was born on November 12, 1932 in Houston, Texas. His parents, Gus A. Schill and Beulah Ferguson Schill, and his sister, Carolyn Schill Rappazzo, predeceased him. He is survived by his wife...

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Gus Schill was one of my favorite professors at The University of Houston Law Center. His knowledge and passion for admiralty law were inspiring.

I met Gus through his sister, Carolyn Rappazzo, when Gus would come to Carolyn's Sunday Scool parties. I always enjoyed talking to Gus and Kay. I enjoyed hearing about Gus's interest in Rice University. I am very sorry for your loss.
Lisa Milam, Houston TX

I was heavily recruited to the firm by Gus. I loved him. I had a love/hate relationship based on our stubborn beliefs we were always right. After I left the firm I wrote Gus a letter telling him how much he meant to me as a person and as an attorney. I carried it around for 10 years and last year finally sent it. I can't express that I was hurt and blinded by tears that he had died and I could not speak with him one last time. thank you Gus for what you gave me, for helping make me who I am...

When we lose a loved one, they become a memory, in turn, that memory brings joy to your heart. May you hold on to those memories of your dear loved one. My condolences for your loss.

I started my career as a maritime lawyer in 1977, and very early in my career my boss Tod Dimitry took me to lunch with Gus. I remember coming away from that lunch with the impression that here was a lawyer that embodied the spirit of what it means to be a member of the maritime bar in terms of extraordinarily high standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, contribution to the profession, and collegiality. That initial impression was reinforced year after year as I dealt with Gus. The...

We are greatly saddened by the news of Guss's passing. A gentle man who was a good lawyer.
Sharon & I always enjoyed his trips to New York for the Maritime Law meetings & his sense of humor. He was a delight to be with.
Our sympathy to Kay & the family.
God bless.

Gus was a wonderful mentor to countless students and young (and no longer young) lawyers. He will remain in my mind the best example of ethics and professional courtesy in a lawyer. My sincere condolences to the Schill family.

Dearest Kay and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I admired and liked Gus so much. He was smart, witty, fun, savvy. He will be missed. I am holding you in my heart. Blessings and much love, Carol