Harold "Hal" Leroy Schilling, 72, who served as Chandler's city manager from 1979 to 1984, has passed away. Schilling worked as city manager when Jim Patterson was mayor and the city was undergoing a huge period of growth.
Schilling, of Sherwood, Ore., was born on June 12, 1939 in Portland, Ore., to the late Harold and Glenola Schilling. He graduated from Burbank High School in 1957, and received a masters in city planning from the University of Southern California. He married Laura Schilling in 1965.
Schilling served as a military policeman in the U.S. Army, worked his way through college, and worked as city manager of several U.S. cities, earning numerous awards for outstanding service and visionary contributions.
He is survived by his children: Alisa Faulk of Lake Oswego, Ore.; Bryan Schilling of South Lake Tahoe, Calif.; Christopher Schilling of Wilsonville, Ore.; and Jonathon Schilling of Eugene, Ore. Six grandchildren and one great grandchild also survive him.
A funeral Mass was held in Wilsonville, Ore., with entombment at St. Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Portland, Ore.