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Richard L. Shilling, Sr.

December 16, 1946 - March 21, 2021

U.S. Veteran

A combined visitation will be held for Richard and his wife, Carol, Wednesday, March, 24, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

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Richard L. Shilling, Sr.,74, of New Bethlehem, passed away Sunday, March 21, 2021 at the Clarion Hospital.

Born on December 16, 1946 in Brookville he was the son of the late Robert and Mary Elizabeth (Carroll) Shilling. He married Carol A (Ritts) on November 15, 1969 and she preceded him in death on December 8, 2020.

Dick proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for the New Bethlehem Boro, as a foreman, police officer and street commissioner, until retirement. He was a member of the VFW and the Moose in New Bethlehem, Walter W. Craig #354 of New Bethlehem American Legion, the Seminole Rod and Gun Club and was a lifetime member of the New Bethlehem Fire Company.

He is survived by two sons, Richard Shilling, Jr. of Seminole and Michael Shilling and his wife, Angie, of New Bethlehem, six grandchildren, Shawna, Hunter, Jacob, Marissa, Hannah and Christopher, three brothers, William Shilling and his wife, Rita, of Brookville, John Shilling and his wife, Mona, of North Dakota and Ed Shilling and his companion, Barb, of Florida, and several nieces and nephews.

A combined visitation will be held for Richard and his wife, Carol, on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn. The Walter W. Craig Post # 354 of New Bethlehem American Legion will honor their fallen comrade at 4:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial for Richard and his wife, Carol, who passed away December 8, 2020 will be held Thursday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the St. Charles Catholic Church in New Bethlehem with Reverend Father Sam Bungo serving as celebrant.

Interment will take place in the St. Charles Catholic Cemetery.

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