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Charles J. Schilling

November 23, 2020

U.S. Veteran


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Charles J. Schilling

November 23, 2020


Charles J. Schilling, 95, formerly of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020, at Fairfax Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Fairfax, VA.


Charles was born in Wilkes-Barre, a son of the late Peter and Dorothy Runski Schilling. He attended St. Nicholas High School. Charles was a proud U.S. Army veteran serving during World War II in the European Theater. Prior to his retirement, he was employed for many years as a printer by Wilkes-Barre Publishing Company/Times Leader.


Charles was a member of St. Andrew’s Parish in Wilkes-Barre. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans.


He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Yolanda Burginia Schilling, and by his brother William Schilling.


Surviving are his son, Captain Charles L. Schilling, U.S. Navy (retired) and his wife, Jane Schilling, VA; grandchildren Lee and Elizabeth Schilling; and numerous nieces and nephews.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 AM in St. Andrew Parish, 316 Parrish Street, Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township.


Friends may call on Friday at the church from 9-10 AM.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Charles’s name to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Condolences can be sent by visiting Charles’ obituary at


Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Avenue, Wilkes-Barre.