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December 3, 2012

Jason A. Schilling

DALLAS — SCHILLING – Jason A., 18, Dallas, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident Saturday morning, Dec. 1, 2012, on Carpenter Road, Dallas. Born Jan. 4, 1994, in Trucksville, son of James J. and Susan M. Pentrack Schilling and brother to Stephen T. Schilling. A life resident of the Back Mountain, Jason attended Dallas Elementary and Middle Schools and was a 2012 graduate of Dallas Senior High School. He was enrolled at Luzerne County Community College, Nanticoke, and was employed by Poppy’s Pizza, Dallas. Jason was about to begin employment at Jack Frost/Big Boulder Ski Resort in Terrain Park, Carbon County. An avid snowboarder, Jason also enjoyed skiing, hunting and fishing. A talented athlete, Jason played ice hockey for the Pocono Pirates and the Back Mountain Ice Hockey Club, and was a member of the Dallas High School baseball team. He loved music, animals and enjoyed the company of his many dear friends. Jason was a true fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Penn State Nittany Lions football team. He also found great pleasure in dining out with his family. Jason volunteered at the St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, Jackson Street, Wilkes-Barre, and the Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas. He was predeceased by grandparents, Bessmarie and James J. Schilling and Rose Margarita Pentrack Ravelo. Surviving besides his parents and brother are aunts and uncles, Ree Ziegler, St. Augustine, Fla.; Beth Ann Morucci, and her husband, Michael, St. Augustine, Fla.; Mary Lou Clemente, and her husband, James, Dallas; Jamie Watson, and her husband, Byron, Laguna Beach, Calif.; Michael Pentrack, and his wife, Kathy Ann, Pittsburgh; Hermilia Perez, Pittsburgh; and Carol Ann Marchena, Manhattan, N.Y.; grandparents, Dennis  A. and Carol Pentrack, Johnstown; and his many beloved cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to gather from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Hugh P. Boyle & Son Funeral Home Inc., 416 Wyoming Ave., Kingston. Funeral and interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Soup Kitchen, 39 E. Jackson St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18702.

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