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Edward Arthur Schaller

1938 - 2021


Edward Arthur Schaller passed away March 27th at Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois.
He was the son of Edward James and Concetta Rosina (Lolly) Schaller of New York, New York.
He was the oldest of three sons raised in Franklin Square, Long Island and graduated the class of 1956 from Sewanhaka High School.
After graduation he joined the United States Airforce. He was stationed in Texas, Georgia and a remote site in Alaska. He finished his service at Chanute Air Force base in Illinois.
Edward (Sweeve) began his love story with Kay. Soon after they were married and had four children, Rebecca Kay (Ralph), James Edward (Shelly), William Claud, Edward Arthur Jr. (Susie). Together they have five grandchildren, Matthew, Adrian, Dana, Emmi and Shay Martin. They have nine great grandchildren Alex, Bryce, Braiden, Brayden, Amellia, Olivia, Madilyn, Leela and Nathan.
He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and brothers Alan (Jackie), Arthur (Sandy) and many nieces and nephews.
As a person, he was known for many things. His infectious smile, contagious laugh and love for elaborate story telling. His personality made it so everywhere he went there was a friend. Over the years he has made many great friends and memories through his love for the Illini,  cars, old movies and music. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Urbana. He carried on the family electrical business C. Martin Electric of Urbana with his sons and grandson for over fifty years.

As a family we are all thankful for the abundance of support and love through this difficult journey. A mass and celebration of life will be announced later. Condolences may be sent at

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Beth Weldy

April 6, 2021 7:52 AM

Sending my deepest sympathy to you all.  Ed was one of those people who felt like an old friend from the first time you met him.  I'll always remember his kindness and sense of humor, he was one of a kind.  Thinking of you all during this time.  

Christie Martin

April 4, 2021 5:34 PM

So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Christie Martin

Joy McWilliams

April 4, 2021 4:59 PM

My condolences to Kay and family. I so enjoyed Ed's sense of humor back in the day when our gourmet group got together. Fun times great memories.  

Bernie Staley

April 4, 2021 10:39 AM

Kay, so sorry to hear about the passing of Edward. I worked with him at Magnavox after he got out of the Air Force. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bernie Staley

Kathleen Schneider

April 4, 2021 10:05 AM

Kay and family, so sorry for your loss of "Uncle Eddie" will always remember him coming through the door at Cindy and Les and when the dog started barking he would say "It's Uncle Eddie" and of course once the dogs heard his voice they would stop barking at him. Will miss his great smile and laugh. Let God's loving arms be around all of you. Love, Kathleen Schneider 

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