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 www.renner-wikoffchapel.com
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