Edward Schillinger, 83, of Arcata, passed away at home on May 2, 2019. He was born in British Columbia, Canada to Jakob and Lily Schillinger, who preceded him in death.

Edward is survived by his wife of 47 years, Carol (Martin-Jacks) Schillinger and his children: Jakob Schillinger, August Schillinger both of California , Max (Kristine) of Alaska, and Emilie Schillinger-Themens (Justin) of South Carolina and his four beloved grandchildren: Alex, Anna, Dexter and Brooklyn. He is also survived by his loving sisters, Brenda Schillinger and Linda Schillinger of Washington, Sally Cole (Stan) of Seattle, Washington, and his brothers Jack Schillinger (Janet), Olympia, Washington and Gordon Schillinger (Elaine) of Toledo, Washington, and numerous nieces and nephews. Also surviving are his Sister-in-Law, Linny D. Long and her son, Patrick and his son, Dalin, of Collinsville, Illinois. They were devoted to Ed’s comfort through his final hours

Edward served with the National Guard and in the early ‘60s, the newly established Peace Corps in Tanganika (Tanzania). He was a graduate of Toledo High School, the University of California, Berkeley (BS Civil Engineering) and Ohio State University (MS Geodetic Science). He maintained a surveying and engineering business in Eureka until his retirement at age 80. His profession took him to many parts of the world. He was passionate in sharing what he learned with those with whom he built lifelong connections.

Private funeral services were held on May 11, 2019. A celebration of life will occur on Friday, August 2, at the Wharfinger Building in Eureka beginning at 5:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, a contribution in Ed’s name may be made to the Toledo Community Scholarship, P.O, Box 524, Toledo, WA 98591 or to the Friends of Tanzania, P.O. Box 9123, Arlington, VA 22219-1123 USA.


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