Gregory E. Schilling

Born: Sun., Apr. 6, 1930
Died: Sat., Jun. 9, 2018


Funeral Mass

10:00 AM Fri., Jul. 06, 2018
Location: Sacred Heart Catholic Church


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Gregory E Schilling (Greg) died June 9, 2018, at home in Woodland Park , CO.

Greg was born April 6, 1930, in Irvington NJ., to August E Schilling and Agnes Dourish Schilling. He attended Holy Trinity Elementary and High School in Westfield NJ, and then served in the US Marine Corps from 1949 until January 1953. He studied mechanical engineering at Rutgers University in NJ.

Greg married his wife Peggy in 1954, and they lived and raised six children in Middletown NJ until 1981. In Woodland Park CO, Greg and Peggy raised their last child and were very involved in the community. Greg was active in Search and Rescue of Woodland Park, and founded Help the Needy, which is still providing services in Teller County more than 30 years later.

Greg is survived by his wife of 63 years, Margaret Peer Schilling (Peggy), and his children: Margy and her husband Edwin Carine of Clifton NJ, Greg Jr. of Portland ME, Eileen and her husband Charles Proutt of Charlotte VT, Joe Firedean and his wife Lindsey Brown of Mt Vernon NY, Peter and his wife Ann Shea of Glenburn,  MEand USMC Major Andrew and his wife Janelle of San Diego CA; as well as twelve grandchildren and three great grandchildren; and his sisters Agnes Hebler of Toms River NJ, Mary Mumford of Colchester CT, Rosann Malakates of Lake Worth FL, and brother August of Red Bank NJ. He was predeceased by his daughter Catherine, his sister Eileen Bassler, and his parents Agnes and August.

Friends are invited to share memories and offer condolences to Peggy at the home he loved in the Ridgewood section of Woodland Park on Wednesday, June 13, 12 - 4pm, or Thursday June 14, 4 - 7pm.

Greg’s funeral will be at 10am on Friday July 6 at Sacred Heart Church in Colorado Springs,

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