Eric Allan Shillinger was born May 20, 1970, in Aberdeen, Washington to Barbara and LaMont Shillinger. He died May 11, 2013, in Portland, Oregon. Eric attended Aberdeen public schools and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1988. He was a very creative person, a skilled cook, guitarist and song writer; he loved animals.
Eric is survived by his parents; siblings, Connie Shillinger of Philadelphia, Penn., Steven (Cecelia) Shillinger of Cosmopolis, Kirk (Sara) Shillinger of Vancouver, Wash. and Corey (Melanie) Shillinger of Seattle; as well as his maternal grandmother, Petra House of Burlington, Wash.; three nieces, Chavala Vana Shillinger, Audrey Claire Shillinger and Eliza Kate Shillinger; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. A brother, Kevin Scott Shillinger died in 2004.
A private family graveside service will be held in Whatcom County later in the summer or fall, where his remains will be interred next to his brother’s. Because Eric loved animals so much, remembrances can be made to PAWS of Grays Harbor.