Pauline M. Schilling
March 19, 1938 - April 25, 2022
Pauline M. Schilling, age 84, of Middletown, DE, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, April 25, 2022.
Born in Elkton, MD, on March 19, 1938, she was a daughter of the late Paul H. and Edna May Schilling (Kirk). Pauline worked for the Colonial School District in New Castle as a custodian, over her service period there, she had many teachers, administrators, and custodial personnel as friends. She retired from the district after 20 plus years of service.
A long-standing member of St. Anthony’s club in Shawtown, where she lived next door to for 74 years on Gray Street, in the city of New Castle. She could be found sitting at her stool many afternoons chatting with the girls working the bar and sipping her raspberry tea.
She LOVED playing Bingo especially with her lifelong friend Ann “Annie” whom she met and befriended 80 years ago on Gray Street when Annie’s family lived next door. She liked trying her luck (which according to her was bad luck) on the slots at Delaware Park.
Pauline was an extremely caring and selfless person, she would “go without” before she would let a loved one suffer, whether it was food, money, clothing, or a place to lay your head, many of her loved ones have been the recipients of her unwavering kindness. However, she wouldn’t hold back giving you a well-deserved tongue lashing, filled with advice that needed to be heard to help you know better next time. Any family or friend could stop by unannounced and be greeted with a warmest sincere smile coupled with sparkling blue eyes, you’d swear she gave you a hug.
Most of all Pauline cherished the memories made during family gatherings. Spending time with her family was what made her smile the most, seeing her children and grandchildren happy was what made Pauline Happy.
In addition to her parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her siblings, Paul Schilling, Jr. (Marie) and Norma Fox (Wilson). She is survived by her loving children, Jerry Schilling (Tanya) of Middletown, Tricia Robinson (Joe) of Odessa, and Daniel Smith (Victoria) of Newark; 8 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE, where a Funeral Service will begin at 11 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Highway, New Castle, DE.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Pauline’s memory may be made to the Newark Elks Lodge 2281, 42 Elks Trail, New Castle, DE 19720 or by clicking here.