George J. Schill, age 78, of Butler, passed away Saturday, September 30, at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, on January 28, 1939, he was the son of the late George and Gertrude Fragassi Schill.
A proud 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, he served on seven submarines: the U.S.S. Tang, the U.S.S. Halibut, the U.S.S. Tunny, the U.S.S. Ben Franklin, the U.S.S. Cobbler, the U.S.S. Lapon, and the U.S.S. Los Angeles.
After he left the Navy, George was employed for 23 years as an electrician at the RIDC Industrial Park.
He was a member of Saint Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler. He belonged to the Fleet Reserve Association and the Butler City Hunting and Fishing Club.
He is survived by his loving wife, Theresa P. Kirby Schill; his devoted son, Gregory Schill, of Butler; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Violet Altmeyer.
Friends will be received in the Martin Funeral Home, Inc., 429 Center Ave., Butler, on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. from St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 127 Franklin St., Butler.
Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
Military Honors will be accorded at St. Peter Church following the funeral mass by VFW Post 249, American Legion Post 778, and American Legion Post 117.
The Women’s Council of St. Peter’s will meet at the church on Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. to recite the rosary.