Zabor Funeral Home Inc.
5680 Pearl Road Parma, OH 44129,
between Snow & Ridge Road
SCHILLING, Alfred “Fred”, Sr.

SCHILLING, Alfred “Fred”, Sr.

Alfred “Fred” SCHILLING Sr., Age 76.  Beloved husband of Mary Ann (nee Yantek).  Dearest father of Kenneth C. (Meg), David (Sandra), and Alfred P. Jr., (Anna).  Loving grandfather of Chris, Samantha, Tim, Brandon, Heather, Ryan, Brittany, Sophia and Alex, and great-grandfather of Olivia.  Dear brother of Ella Gray.  Member of St. Bridget’s for 55 years. Scoutmaster and Cubmaster of Boy Scout Troop 358 for 20 years. Owner and Operator of Schilling Enamels Co.

Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, October 28 at 10:00 AM at St. Bridget of Kildare Parish.  Interment, Woodvale Cemetery.  VISITATION AT THE ZABOR FUNERAL HOME, 5680 PEARL RD., PARMA, (betw. Ridge & Snow) SUNDAY, 2-6 PM.

Memorial donations to Greater Cleveland Council, Boy Scouts of America, 2241 Woodland Ave. Cleve., 44115. To offer online condolences, please visit


Messages of Condolence

  1. I cannot begin to say how much I will miss my Uncle Fred. I have so many great memories. He went out of his way to always make my visits back “home” enjoyable and memorable, whether with boat rides, gifts of perogies or just visiting and enjoying his many stories. He has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. Although we will miss him, his family should take comfort in how positively he affected others. I know I will always have to smile a little whenever I think of him and I hope MaryAnne and the rest of the family in time are able to smile too. I think he would like that.

  2. My thoughts and prayers are with you in the loss of a truly wonderful man!! He had such joy in his heart always. He brought a smile to everyone he met, what a precious gift of generosity of spirit he had! I wish for his family to always remember Fred with a smile. The wonderful memories he has left us all with will stay with us forever. May God bless and watch over all his family during this time of farewell to Fred.

  3. We will remember Fred working in the flower beds on the parkway. He always waved and smiled as we drove by. When the girls were small he would offer us his “Friendly’s: coupons” for free sundaes.

    Our prayers are with you all.

  4. Dear Mary Ann and Family,
    Andy and I are so sorry about Fred. We will not be able to be there, as we are leaving Sunday morning for out of town until mid week. We will always cherish our times together on the cruise’s and other get togethers. Andy said, ” Freddie watch out for the mushroooms. Love you dearly and God Bless and will talk to you latter.

    Connie & Andy Klemens

  5. To the Schilling Family, We are deeply saddened to here of the passing of Mr. Schilling and we pray that the Lord gives you the strength to get through this difficult time. Mr. Schilling was a very fine man . We always enjoyed the times we spent together with your family and have many fond memories . Our deepest sympathy. Kevin & Jackie Demetriu and family .

  6. I am so sorry for your loss. May it comfort and help you to know that God’s word at Jeremiah 29:12 says: …and you will certainly call and come and pray to me and I will listen to you. Yes, please know that God care and invite you to let him help you as Jeremiah bring out. I hope this bring you and your family some comfort.


    It is with a heavy heart that we offer our sympathy and condolences to Mary and the entire Schillig family. We were truly schocked to see the passing of Fred. He has been our friend for a long time, and we will truly feel his absence. Due to the weak and many health issues of Alan, we were unable to attend his wake or funeral. For that we apologize, but we know that Fred would understand because he was a very kind and understanding man. God Bless you, Fred. You are a true angel. Rest in peace. Love, Alan and Irene Frimel

  8. My great Uncle Fred will truly be missed as he had touched so many of our lives and has given us wonderful memories that won’t soon be forgotten. My best memories was when he would bring his antique truck to my birthday and give everyone in the neighborhood rides or when we got to ride in it for the Fourth of July parade. I will never forget the paint shop (Schilling Enamels Co) and the joy on his face while he ‘worked’, if you can even call it that since he loved what he did so much. I remember the family gatherings at the house and how he made everyone always feel welcome. I feel so glad I was able to see him one last time when he made the trip out to South Dakota from Ohio and we made the trip from Arizona. Even after 12 years of not seeing him he hadn’t changed a bit. I will never forget the smile on his face or the warmth of his hugs. RIP Uncle Fred, you will forever be in our hearts.

  9. Mary Ann,I was surprised to here that Fred had passed ,and I want to give you my condolences to you and your family.Hearing this brought back some memories.Party at your house when we were all young and dumb but loved life and our friends,the association with St.Eds and brother Leo {who almost flunked me is shop,]the fun times we had as a group,and mudh more. You will be in my prayers .

    Tom Lehnert

  10. Mary Ann,I was surprised to her that Fred had passed,and I want to give my condolencesto you and your family.Hearing this brought back some memories.Party at your house when we were young and doumb but loved life and our friends,the association with St.Eds and brother Leo[who almost flunked me in wood shop],the fun times we had as a groupand much more.You and yours will be in my prayers.

  11. I just learned of Fred’s passing. Your have our sincere sympathy. Your son and mine were best of friends until Frank’s passing. You are in our prayers. Losing someone you love is the greatest pain you will ever know. I feel your pain.

  12. We just learned of Fred’s passing and are truly saddened at your loss. He was a wonderful friend to the Locher family and we will miss him. Our family has wonderful memories of him, his good spirits, kindness, generosity, and overall understanding of life. The Locher family shared many good times with Fred and MaryAnn.

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