Donald Louis Schillaci, 86, of Mckeesport, died Friday, May 7, 2021. He was born in Glassport on December 7, 1934. He was the son of the late Louis Jerome Schillaci and Annabelle Pryor Schillaci and the husband of B. J. (Betty Jean) Schillaci.
Don graduated from Glassport High School in 1952. He attended Marietta College on a football scholarship. He worked at Copperweld in Glassport. He was a supervisor at McConway Torley, Tygart Industries, Sash Erectors Fabricating, and Reliance Steel. He retired as a maintenance worker at McKeesport Housing Authority.
He loved all sports and ran a 70 and over softball team for Jaycox-Jaworski. He was elected into the McKeesport and Glassport Sports Hall of Fame. He enjoyed golfing, playing softball and watching his grandsons play all sports over the years. He loved all of the McKeesport sports, but never missed a McKeesport High School Football game.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by brothers, Joseph (Jeanette) Schillaci, and Louis (Noreen) Schillaci; sister-in-law, Norma Schillaci; children, Donna (Dino) DiGregory, Jay (Evie) Schillaci, Gregg Schillaci and stepson, Dave Asmonga; grandchildren, Dino II, Gino, and Dominico DiGregory, Jay (Laura) Schillaci, Jeremy Schillaci, Jenn Schillaci, Brandon Schillaci, and Amanda Asmonga; great-grandchildren, Gino DiGregory, Jr., Alessandra and Matteo Schillaci and Viola Schillaci. Special cousins, Judy Johnston and Ralph Schillaci. Also lots of cousins, nieces, and nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents and his first wife, Chips, who passed away in 1985, and older brother, Daniel Schillaci who just passed January 19, 2021. Arrangements were entrusted to BALL FUNERAL CHAPEL, INC. A memorial and a celebration of Don's life will be announced at a later date.
Originally published May 15, 2021.