Cover photo for Michael Alan Schillinger's Obituary
Michael Alan Schillinger

Michael Alan Schillinger

d. April 29, 2024

Michael Alan Schillinger               “beloved husband, son, father, brother, and uncle”


VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA---Michael Alan "Gomer" Schillinger, 54, of Virginia Beach, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA, passed away on Monday, April 29, 2024 in his home in Virginia Beach.


Born on Saturday, November 15, 1969 in Bradford, he was a son of Ronald Schillinger and Betty Carlquist Schillinger Whiteman. He married Amy Coatman Schillinger on May 12, 1990.


Michael graduated from Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Class of 1987. He joined the US Navy on August 24, 1987, retiring on July 31, 2008 as a Navy Chief Petty Officer. He later worked for the Department of Defense for many years where his ethics and commitment earned him respect and admiration from his colleagues.


Michael loved his family, fishing, hunting and cooking.


Left to cherish his memory are his mother and stepfather, Betty and Tom Whiteman of Shinglehouse; his wife, Amy; a son, Joshua Schillinger of Virginia Beach; a daughter, Stephanie (Piyush) Kapoor of Virginia Beach; a brother, Brian (Mikki) Schillinger of Bradford; three sisters, Janelle Shikoski of Watford City, ND, Denise (Brad) Buchholz of Shinglehouse and Sharon (Chris) Cobb of Bradford; an uncle, Bill (Emma) Schillinger of Texas; two aunts. Martha Braund of Bradford and Margaret Carlquist of Ocala, Florida; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.


Michael was predeceased by his father; and his grandparents.


Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Michael at 11am on Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Shinglehouse American Legion, Rte 44 South, Shinglehouse.  Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors.


In lieu of flowers, memorials in Michael’s name may be made to the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 494 PA -244, Oswayo, PA 16915.


Locally Michael’s family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.


To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Michael, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, June 1, 2024

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530

1364 Rte 44S, Shinglehouse, PA 16748

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors

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