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On April 25, 2021, age 85. Was born November 30, 1935, to Oscar and Verna Schillinger. Predeceased by first wife Beverly, daughter Melinda Eisinger, grandson John Berish, and sister Sandra Schey. Survived by loving wife Veronica; children Sherry Krenzer (Frank Kuhn), Terry Miller, Vicky Melito, and Wayne Schillinger; stepchildren Amy Fanaro (Joseph Porto), Laurie (Michael) Griswold-Krupski, and Gary (Amy) Krupski; grandchildren Nicole (Lee) Bishop, Alaina (Chris) Skinner, Anthony Melito, Michael Melito, Samantha Berger (Joseph Benson), Deanna Krenzer (Mark Fiscus), and Lauren Krenzer (Chad Acomb), Dylan Fanaro, Riley Fanaro, Liam Griswold-Krupski, and Emma Krupski; great grandchildren Ava and Gianna Berish; Christopher, Lilyanne, and Savanna Skinner; brother Thomas Schillinger; brother-in-law Thomas Schey; nephew Ronald Schey; and niece Cindy Ayotte.
Bob was raised on a farm in West Henrietta surrounded by family. While attending school, he achieved honors as both a scholar and an athlete. He competed in soccer, basketball, and baseball. Following his high school graduation, Bob enlisted in the US Army. His service was from June 1955 through June 1957. One of his biggest passions was his service as a volunteer firefighter. He served both in Henrietta and Scottsville and spent years as the Scottsville Fire Chief. Training the young firefighters earned him great respect. His childhood on the farm led him to a career as a heavy equipment operator. He worked at HL Baughman Transit Mix at the concrete plant and plowing snow in parking lots in Henrietta. Following that, he worked at Koerner Ford and the Town of Wheatland Highway Department. Upon retirement, he worked as a bus driver for Rush-Henrietta School District. Bob’s hobbies included gardening, mechanical work and auto body repair, and of course, polka dancing, which led him to a happy life in West Seneca.
Calling hours will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, from 3-7 PM at Miller Funeral and Cremation Services, Inc. 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester 14623. Contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo, 225 Como Park Blvd, Buffalo, New York 14227. (DONATE ONLINE) Due to the current pandemic CLICK HERE to reserve a time.