BURLINGTON — Robert W. Shillieto, 80, passed away at his home on Thursday, June 6, 2002.
Mr. Shillieto was born Aug. 4, 1921, at Burlington, N.Y., the son of Clyde Robert and Verna (Cady) Shillieto. He graduated from District #7, Town of Burlington in 1935, Edmeston High School, Class of 1939, and was a member of the Colgate University Class of 1944. He started his senior year at Colgate but was called for service.
He was a veteran of W.W. II Infantry. He became a dairy farmer partner with his father.
He married Irene Svencken at Oak Hill, N.Y., on Oct., 15, 1950.
Mr. Shillieto worked for the Otsego County Department of Social Services for 20 years, retiring as its commissioner in 1984.
Robert was a dedicated citizen, Burlington town assessor, former member and president of the Edmeston School board. He was an avid stamp collector and belonged to the Leatherstocking Stamp Club as well as other philatelic organizations.
He is survived by his wife of 31 years; four sons, Clyde and his wife Karen of Mt. Airy, Md., Otto and his wife Jan of West Brookfield, Md., Kim and his wife Pam of Bethlehem, N.H., and Wayne and his wife Pam of Spencerport, N.Y.; two daughters, Gale and her husband Tom of Little Falls, N.Y., Norma and her husband John of Little Falls, N.Y.; three sisters, Carolyn Lindberg (Carl) of Burlington, Marge Schellhammer (Edward) of Cooperstown, Margaret Pugh (Percy) of West Edmeston, N.Y.; and 15 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Shillieto will be Monday, June 10, at 1 p.m. at the Tillapaugh Funeral Home, Cooperstown, with the Rev. William Highfield, retired Methodist clergy, officiating.
Interment will follow in the Burlington Green Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home from 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, June 9, when the family will be in attendance.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Tillapaugh Funeral Service, Cooperstown and Milford
Published inb The Daily Star on June 8, 2002.