Samuel H. “Sonny” Schillaci

January 29, 1948 - November 6, 2017

Age 69, of Silver Springs, passed away on November 6, 2017 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a lengthy illness.

He was born January 29, 1948 in Warsaw, son of the late Michael John and Lucille Knowlton Schillaci. Sonny was a graduate of Letchworth Central School and was a veteran of the US Navy. He worked for many years as an Assistant Industrial Superintendent at Corcraft in Albion. Sonny also was proud to hold a certificate as Journeyman Mechanical Engineer issued by the Manufacturing Engineering Society.

Sonny was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing and he was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. He was also a member of the Perry Vets Club.

Sonny was predeceased by his son, Thomas Schillaci and his sister, Marie Merrill Mariotta.

Surviving are his children, Michael Schillaci of Rochester, Sonia Schillaci of Atlanta, GA, Donna Dunbar Schuster of Geneseo, James (Teresa) Schillaci of Batavia; grandchildren, Zachary Thomas Schillaci, Jazmin Lucille Schillaci, Danielle Ann Schuster; his sisters, Joanne (Greg) Murray of Iowa, Anita (Gary) Cole of Rochester, Clara (Dan) Vesneske of Middleport; several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Friends may call Friday, November 10 from 2 – 4 & 6 – 8 at Robinson & Hackemer Funeral Home, 246 N. Main St., Warsaw where Sonny’s memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 11 at noon. A veteran’s memorial service will be held Friday at 5:45 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Perry Vets Club, 64 Lake St., Perry, NY 14530 or the Wyoming County Joint Veterans Council, 26 Linwood Ave., Warsaw, NY 14569.

Important Dates

November 10, 2017 : Calling hours for Samuel H. “Sonny” Schillaci - 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

November 10, 2017 : Veteran’s memorial service for Samuel H. “Sonny” Schillaci - 5:45 PM

November 10, 2017 : Calling hours for Samuel H. “Sonny” Schillaci - 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

November 11, 2017 : Memorial service for Samuel H. “Sonny” Schillaci - 12:00 PM

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Nov 9.17 from Jim Macaluso:
Clara and Family,
It's never easy to say goodbye to loved ones. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jim Macaluso
LeRoy, NY.

Nov 9.17 from Robert Naum:
Our hearts are with the Schillaci family.
Sonny's big smile(often with just a wee hint of mischief?) will stay with us.
Rob & Carla Naum

Nov 9.17 from Steve Wallace:
Rest in Peace, Sonny. Our prayers and condolences to the Schillaci family duringthis difficult time.

Nov 8.17 from Tim Wilcox:
RIP Sonny, you were always a close friend of my family. Prayers to everyone.

Nov 8.17 from Sherri Godat:
So sorry for your loss.

Nov 8.17 from Kandie Parker:
My condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you embark upon this journey in life May your memories surround you and the great love of God comfort you.