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Thomas Leo Schillaci
Thomas Leo Schillaci
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Schillaci Sr., Mr.
Thomas Leo
Muskegon, MI

Thomas Leo Schillaci, Sr. age 82, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021. He was born in Muskegon, Michigan on May 30, 1938 to Leo Schillaci & Margaret (Ferencsik) Schillaci. Mr. Schillaci was a member at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church and served his country in the US Army. He married the former Janet Diederichsen on June 22, 1963. Mr. Schillaci attended Muskegon Catholic Central and furthered his education at MCC and Western Michigan University earning his bachelors and masters degree. He had been employed as an elementary school teacher for Muskegon Public schools at Nims, Bunker and Glenside until retiring in 1996. Tom was a life member at Lakeside Vets and the Viking Lodge and enjoyed being outside either walking, riding his bike or spending time with his grandkids whenever possible. Tom also filmed 32 years of Big Red football games and worked in the press box for another 13 years enjoying every minute of football Tom could get.
SURVIVORS
Wife, Janet Schillaci; Children, Steven (Robin) Schillaci, Thomas Schillaci Jr., Leanne Schillaci; Grandkids, Emily (Zach) Norwood, Caroline Schillaci, Madeline Schillaci, Noah Bamberg, Abigail Bamberg; Great Grandson, Greyson Norwood; Brothers, Timothy (Sharon) Schillaci, Phillip (Cynthia Schofield) Schillaci, Larry (Donna) Schillaci; Sisters, Kathy (Tom) Berg, Maureen (Bob) Skeba; many nieces and nephews. He was proceeded in death by his parents, Leo & Margaret.
SERVICE
Saturday, March 6, 1:00 PM at Clock Funeral Home Chapel with Father Michael Olson officiating. Internment in St. Mary Cemetery.
VISITATION
Thursday, March 4 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and from Noon until 1:00 PM on Saturday at Clock Funeral Home. MEMORIAL: Big Red Athletic Foundation or Viking Lodge Scholarship Fund.
Please visit www.clockfuneralhome.com to leave a memory or sign the online guestbook.
Clock Funeral Home - Muskegon

A video of Tom's Funeral can be seen at this link
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Visitation

Mar
4
Thursday
Clock Funeral Home
1469 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mar
6
Saturday
Clock Funeral Home
1469 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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Mar
6
Saturday
Clock Chapel - Muskegon
1469 Peck Street
Muskegon, MI 49441
1:00 PM

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K Kathy Daly on Mar 9, 2021

Jan, I'm so sorry to hear about Tom's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May the love and support of family and friends help you through. Loving thoughts........

N Nancy Tucker on Mar 6, 2021

Sending prayers to your family at this difficult time. What an amazing man and educator he was!! A beloved teacher to so many of us at Bunker. He legacy will always live on in the people he impacted throughout his life! He will be greatly missed!

P Patricia (Hommer) Strobel on Mar 6, 2021

CandleMaureen and Tim, and family of Tom. Sorry for your loss, Tom will be missed by so many people as he was a good guy, always was. I have known Tom and his brothers and sister for most of their live . we lived in the same neighborhood and Tom and Tim wer friends of my brother Joe Hommer. I always thought Tom to be like a brother to me. God bless him and may he R I P with the Lord.

R Robert Gibner on Mar 4, 2021

So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. We have so many wonderful memories.
His sense of humor will always be remembered by us.
Rest In Peace , Tom

Carole and Bob Gibner

D Don Caralston on Mar 4, 2021

Rest in peace cousin!
Don Carlston

T Thomas Leo Schillaci on Mar 4, 2021

R Roger Hoekenga on Mar 4, 2021

Dear Schillaci Family,
The pressbox in Hackley Stadium was always a warmer and friendlier place when Tom and brother Larry were in the house. His predictions were usually very accurate as were his recollections of games from past years. His banter with the timekeepers was priceless and the laughter was genuine. My thoughts and prayers are with his family.

N Nicole Lieberman on Mar 3, 2021

Mr. Shillaci was my 5th grade teacher. Raised without a father figure he stepped up he and Mr. Henderson were the closest to father figures I could’ve had. I attribute alot of my self confidence, drive, and life long success to the influence he had on me at Nims elementary school. My condolences for your loss. Know that he made a huge difference in many lives, especially mine.

J Jerry & Nancy Eaton on Mar 3, 2021

Jan & family, so sorry for your loss of Tom. Tom was a true gentleman and a great friend to both Jerry and me! Both of us cherish many fond memories. I will miss his laugh when every time I saw him, I told him how glad I was that he got to see me! RIP Tom, you will be missed! Jerry & Nancy Eaton

H Heather A. Valentine on Mar 3, 2021

Jan, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. I am so sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of Tom during my childhood when we all gathered at Aunt Emily's on most holidays every year. I still remember many of our Christmas celebrations, even though so many years ago. God bless and best wishes for peace.

B Brad Young on Mar 3, 2021

Our friend for so many years, Tom you will be missed. We will for ever remember the good times being involved in Big Red Football. You now will be included in the conversations we’ll have about the staff who have gone before us. The next round is on you!

Jan and family we hold you close during this time. Cindy n Brad Young

B Bill Emery on Mar 3, 2021

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R RM Williams MD on Mar 3, 2021

CandleWe are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of you. Tom holds good memories in our hearts and will never
forget him- Leo and Margaret and all the entire family , a close and great family. May God comfort you knowing
you will all be together one day again. With love, The Monroe Family (Larry, Fred, Mardi and Joan)

R Roberta Spaniolo-Williams on Mar 3, 2021

So very sad to hear of Tom's passing. We've been friends since we were 12 years old living in the same neighborhood and graduating together. Lots of fun memories growing up. Tom was a very nice guy and he'll be missed.
Rest in peace, Tom.

Roberta

K Kevin Elwell on Mar 3, 2021

CandleREST IN PEACE!!!!

T Terry Fick on Mar 2, 2021

Mr. Schillaci was one the best teachers I've ever had, i had him for the 5th grade at Nims elementary in the early 70s.
Terry Fick

B Bob and Kim Gautraud on Mar 2, 2021

Steve and Robin, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know your family is our thoughts and prayers.

K Kim Brush on Mar 2, 2021

CandleEternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let the perpetual light shine upon him. May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. The parish families at St. Francis de Sales Church

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