Obituary of Elwood J. Shilling
Elwood Joseph Shilling Sr. (Woody or Sonny) 92 of Oley, formerly of Spring Mill and Audubon, passed away surrounded by loved ones on October 13, 2021.
Elwood was born on May 8th, 1929, to Emma Weir Shilling and Joseph Shilling in Philadelphia Pa. Elwood was a high school graduate of Springfield High School.
Anyone who knew Elwood knew that he was a loving father and spouse. Elwood married the love of his life who preceded him in death, Mary Elizabeth (Dukes) Shilling. They had four children. (son) Elwood Shilling Jr. married to Kathy. (son) Richard Shilling married to Cindy. (son) Joseph Shilling. (Daughter) Susan Christman married to John whom Elwood resided with.
Elwood was a union brick layer, he also worked for united parcel Service for 24 years and shop steward. Then he became the President of Teamsters Local 384 for 9 years. He enjoyed traveling, playing golf, bowling, and the occasional trip to the casinos. Elwood was very involved in managing and starting the junior division basketball program in Whitmarsh. Elwood also was a leader for the Explorers and enjoyed umpiring and coaching baseball. He was a lifetime member of the Spring Mill fire house and a deacon at the Spring Mill Baptist Church. Elwood loved his Philadelphia Phillies and the Eagles. Elwood could be found on the side lines cheering on his great grandchildren at sporting events.
He is loved and will be missed by Ten Grandchildren Michael Shilling married to Amy, Kelly Orose married to Rick, Wendy Ramirez married to Patrick, Richard Shilling married to Michelle, Jennifer Hohmann married to Craig, John Christman, Amanda Unger married to Tyler, Hope P0llock married to Jason, Craig Shilling married to Jennifer, and Brock Christman. Elwood was adored by 17 Great Grandchildren, and 2 Great Great Grandchildren.
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