Thomas E. Schilling, 70, of South Orange, passed away suddenly on Thursday January 11, 2018.
Born in Manhattan, Thomas was a lifelong resident of South Orange, graduating from Columbia High School.
Thomas served in the US Army European Command from 1966-1968. Upon discharge, he joined the South Orange Fire Department, where he served for 28 years until his retirement.
Thomas was predeceased by his parents, William and Agnes Schilling. He is survived by his twin brother, Richard F. and wife Dorothy; nieces, Melissa Karlovitch(Glen) and Colleen Calish (Brett), Tara Fitzgerald, and their families; the Peter cousins and their families.
The Funeral will take place Friday, January 19, 2018 at 10am at Costello-Runyon Funeral Home, 568 Middlesex Ave. (Rt.27), Metuchen (costello-runyon.com). Entombment is in Hollywood Memorial Park, Union.
Visitation is Thursday from 5-8pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105