SCHILLING, Frank J.

SCHILLING, Frank J.

Frank J. Schilling, 72, passed away on August 17, 2020 peacefully in his sleep after a long battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Diane, Step-father of Anthony Bonacci (Christina) and Valerie Bonacci Stuber (Rick), grandfather of Carter, Coen, Addison and Hailey. Frank loved his Golden Retrievers – Desi, Maggie, Ruby, Kizzy and Archie. He was a long time member and volunteer of Medina Kennel Club and Golden Retrievers In Need (GRIN). Frank actively volunteered over the years with the Cleveland and Parma Jaycees and was awarded the JCI Senator, and more recently volunteered at Medina Hospital with his Therapy Dog, Maggie. Frank has been very active with his dogs doing Search & Rescue, Obedience, Rally, Barn Hunt, Dock Diving, Fast Cats and has earned numerous titles with them.

Donations may be made in his memory to: Golden Retrievers in Need Rescue
Service, P.O. Box 24365, Cleveland, OH 44124

Services will be a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at St.Ambrose Church 929 Pearl Rd. Brunswick, Oh 44212 at 10:30am on Monday, August 24th.  Graveside service to follow at Resurrection Cemetery.

A celebration of Frank’s life will be held next year.

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  1. Susan and Bob Spisak on August 18th, 2020 12:28 pm

    Diane and family,

    Bob and I are so very sad to hear of Frank’s passing. He was a fun guy,
    great with his dogs, and we enjoyed him immensely. Take care of yourself!

    Susan and Bob Spisak

  2. Debbie & Rick Ball on August 18th, 2020 2:49 pm

    Diane & family: so very sorry for your loss! Frank is now at peace & free from pain. I will long remember his wry sense of humor, his laugh, and those great costumes for the murder mystery parties. Be strong & May God give you peace. With hugs & sincere sympathy,
    Rick & Debbie Ball
    Surprise, AZ

  3. Cindy and Tom Skelton on August 18th, 2020 4:54 pm

    Dearest Diane…thinking of you and your family! I will miss Frank’s never ending humor…he brightened my day so many times at class! Always loved having doggy classes with you guys! He will be missed!
    Hugs n prayers…your in our thoughts

  4. Patsy Balogh Ferrari on August 18th, 2020 4:56 pm

    Dear Diane, so very sorry to hear of your loss,of your devoted and loving friend, partner and confidant. May you always be comforted knowing his deep love and caring. Love cousin patsy

  5. Heather L. Swaney on August 18th, 2020 4:59 pm

    To The Schilling Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss, my heart aches for you all. I will always remember him for his love for all of you and his wonderful sense of humor! I am sure that he is on the rally course in the sky with all of his past fur loves!
    Much Love, Hugs & Paws-
    Heather, Digi & Leo (Pixure This! Photo Studio)

  6. Lori Blough on August 18th, 2020 5:29 pm

    Diane and family, Frank was a wonderful man and a huge asset to the Kennel Club. You are in my prayers and Frank is at peace free from pain. I will miss great sense of humor. Thinking of you Diane. Lori

  7. Darlene and Brian on August 18th, 2020 6:09 pm

    We are so very sorry for your loss Diane and family. Frank was a good man and loved his Goldens. He is in heaven with Ozzie now watching over you ♥

  8. Andy Balogh on August 18th, 2020 7:02 pm

    So sorry to hear of Frank’s passing. My heart reaches out to you, as I know you are hurting. Please take care of yourself and know that time heals the worst of heartache and loss. Please know that this cousin cares about you and wishes you the very best in this trying time.
    With love,
    Andy and Cyndi Balogh
    Tallahassee, FL

  9. JoAnn Koneval on August 18th, 2020 9:27 pm

    Diane,
    I’m so sorry to hear you’ve lost your best friend. I can only try to imagine how difficult that must be. I hope your furry friends will be of some comfort to you. Frank did love them so much and enjoyed the accomplishments he helped them achieve along with your help.
    Medina Kennel Club has given me the opportunity to meet many friends and I’m glad I had the opportunity to be a friend of Frank’s.
    He was always willing to help wherever needed and liked to joke around with everyone.
    Sending prayers and a hug❣

  10. Kathy Ziemba on August 19th, 2020 9:20 am

    Bob and I are so sorry for your loss Diane, Frank was a great guy. I remember the story of how you two met. So many JC functions we had such fun at. If there’s any thing I can do for you please let me know.

    Kathy and Bob Ziemba

  11. Karen and Joe Ruggiero on August 19th, 2020 9:56 am

    So sorry for your loss Diane. We hope all your memories and your beloved doggies will help see you through this.

  12. Sandy & Kenny on August 20th, 2020 6:05 pm

    Our heartfelt condolences Diane, to you and the family. We always enjoyed the time we spent with you and Frank. He was a great guy with a fun sense of humor. May your heart be at peace during this difficult time.

  13. Barbra Lefever on August 20th, 2020 8:29 pm

    Diane I am so sorry. I am lucky to have spent years of doggie adventures with you both.

    Frank made me laugh, and I did my best to tell him stories of my past,to shock him and make him laugh . I never met any one like Frank.

    Generously donating so much time to the Medina Kennel Club. and so active with the dogs! my gosh he did everything. Dock Dog and all that. of course I will miss him.

    I am so sorry Frank is gone. it’s hard.

    ~ Barb (doggie friend) Lefever

  14. Linda MacDonald on August 21st, 2020 9:21 pm

    Frank lives on in your memories and stories and so he never leaves you Diane. He remains in your heart forever. We are all blessed to have known Frank in the dog world. He brought joy into a rather dull monotonous day with his crazy sense of humor. Linda

  15. tom masterson on August 22nd, 2020 10:35 pm

    Diane: So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. I hope u will find comfort in the memories u have.

  16. Dennis Balogh on August 23rd, 2020 12:10 pm

    Dear cousin Diane, I wish these times didn’t have to come. I know you have to be really hurting. Family and friends are so important at such a time. Lean on them for comfort. Patty and I send our love and thoughts and prayers. God bless Frank.

    Dennis and Patty Balogh

  17. Judy Askew on August 23rd, 2020 6:44 pm

    It is a sad time for all of us who knew Frank.
    The light in world is a little dimmer.
    We have a new angel watching over us

  18. Terry Di Leone on August 24th, 2020 3:31 pm

    Dear Diane, I am so sorry for the Loss of Frank, I know how much you took care of him and did everything you could to help him. He is now resting and not in any pain. His Spirit will be with you always and remember the good times you both had with your family and especially your Goldens. He’s probably surrounded by all the Goldens he knew that have passed on before him. Just think of the great reunion he is having w/ his dogs. Terry and Ivory.

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