David Stanley Schiller of Glen Mills

David Stanley Schiller, 96, of Glen Mills, died Friday, Jan. 7.

David Stanley Schiller

David was born on March 10, 1925, in Mansfield, Ohio. He graduated in 1947 from Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio, with a degree in mathematics and physics, and in 1950 from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Ind., with a degree in aeronautical engineering. He launched his professional career as an aeronautical engineer, having worked for companies such as Boeing, North American Rockwell, Sikorsky Helicopter, and Piasecki Aircraft Corporation. In 1987, David retired from the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission as the director of program development.

It should come as no surprise that David followed his engineering passion and was a member of the Academy of Model Aeronautics. He enjoyed building model airplanes and, in his prime would lovingly build and name airplanes after his grandchildren.

An avid hunter and fisherman, David planned many family camping and canoeing trips and enjoyed outdoor adventures with his family of 10. As a scout leader, he was a proud member of the Boy Scouts for over 22 years overseeing Troop 474 in Columbus, Ohio, and Troop 31 in Chadds Ford.

David was preceded in death by his parents, Dr. Stanley Charles and Marie (Bergman) Schiller; his siblings Elaine Voegele (Albert), Portia Pearl (Roger); his beloved wife of 48 years Nancy (Bullock) Schiller; and his grandson David Stanley Schiller II. He is survived by his loving children Col. David P. Schiller, (Ret.), of Hampton, Va., Christina Holbert (William) of Blandon, Pa., Susan Taylor of Dublin, Pa., Katharine King (Robert) of Chadds Ford, Patricia Erb (Alan) of Colden, N.Y., Mary Margaret Schiller (Robert Campbell) of Sunset Beach, N.C., Stanley C. Schiller II of Phoenix, Ariz., and Peter N. Schiller (MaryAnn) of Broomall; and his 18 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to David’s Visitation on Friday, Jan. 14, from 9:30-11 a.m, at St. Cornelius Church, 160 Ridge Road, Chadds Ford. Funeral mass immediately following at 11. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Route 82, Kennett Square.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 https://www.stjude.org/donate/donate-to-st-jude.html

To view his online tribute and to share a memory with his family, please visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com

Arrangement by the Kuzo Funeral Home, Kennett Square.

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