John J. Schiller 76 of Ballston Spa passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013. Born in Newport, Kentucky on January 23, 1937 he was the son of the late John and Dorothy Schiller. John was a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He went on to earn his Professional Engineer License and started his own business, Consulting Engineering Services, PC, of Ballston Spa.
John was the manager of his high school basketball team and continued to be an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan throughout his college and professional career. He also enjoyed baseball and was a Cincinnati Reds fan. His greatest joy was spending time with his family, including his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his sister Virginia and his brother Bob. John is survived by his wife, Marie, of 51 years; his children and their spouses, Mary and Terry Catone of Ballston Spa, Gretchen and Barry Wescott of Ballston Spa, Ann and Andrew Crouth of Ballston Spa, John and Devona Schiller, Jr. of Annapolis, MD, Rachel and Brian Martz of Ballston Spa, and Emily and Eli Deso of Middle Grove; his grandchildren, Daniel and Virginia Catone, Andrew, Samuel and Caroline Crouth, Desmond, Arianna, Evelyn and Luke Martz and his lifelong friend, John Ratliff of Kentucky.
Funeral services will be held 10am Thursday, July 18 at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call from 4-7pm Wednesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions in memory of John may be made to the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Office of Alumni and Development, 138 Leader Avenue, Lexington, KY 40506