Obituary: Alvin K. Schiller

Alvin K. Schiller

NAUGATUCK — Alvin K. Schiller, 92, husband of the late Lydia (Fidalgo) Schiller, passed away at Waterbury Hospital on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.

Mr. Schiller was born in Naugatuck on May 30, 1926, son of the late Louis and Caroline (Trichel) Schiller. He was a lifelong Naugatuck resident and a graduate of Naugatuck High School, where he was captain of both football and baseball teams. Alvin was a member of the
Naugatuck Hall of Fame, VFW Post 1946 and the American Legion. A proud World War II veteran of the United States Navy, he received the Asiatic Pacific Campaign medal, Philippine Liberation medal, and World War II Victory medal. He also coached Union City Little League for many years.

Alvin is survived by his children, Mark and Jeffrey Schiller, both of Naugatuck; his sister, Eleanor Kerski; several nieces and nephews, including Joyce Enquist; and his special friend, Carol Crean.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. at the Naugatuck Valley Memorial/Fitzgerald-Zembruski Funeral Home, 240 North Main St., Naugatuck. Burial with military honors will follow in St. James Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Saturday from 9 a.m. until the time of the service. Members of the Naugatuck Veterans Council will meet at 9:45 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Naugatuck High School Alumni
Association (Sports Programs) P.O. Box 474, Naugatuck, CT 06770, or the American Legion Post 17, 21 Cedar St., Naugatuck, CT 06770.

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