Beloved and endlessly devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Paul Howard Shilling passed away in Atlanta March 19, 2021, at the age of 68.
Paul was born on April 23, 1952 in Milwaukee, Wis., to Louis and Jane Shilling. In 1958, Paul’s parents relocated him and his older sister Mandy to Norfolk, Va. He graduated from Granby High School and went on to earn his bachelor of science in business administration from Old Dominion University.
Paul quickly began to dominate the business world with his first job as district sales manager at Procter & Gamble, which relocated him to Jacksonville, Fla. It was there that he met Maxine, his true love and soulmate, whom he immediately knew he would marry. Paul and Maxine married Nov. 23, 1977, and moved around Florida a few times before settling down and creating a wonderful life in Roswell, Ga., with their three children Adam, Jennifer and Kimberly.
Paul was extremely talented in many areas. He enjoyed sports, especially bowling, golf and tennis. He had a brilliant sense of humor and did hilarious impersonations. He was a gifted musician who loved to sing and could play piano and guitar beautifully by ear. In his younger years, he was the leader of a band, and throughout his life he parlayed that leadership into his family and into his career.
He worked exceptionally hard to provide the best for his family; in fact, his work ethic was surpassed only by his generosity. Everyone in Paul’s life knew that he could be counted on to give of himself whenever, however, and whatever was needed, without question. He will be sorely missed by his family, friends, co-workers and indeed, all who knew him.
Paul is survived by his wife of 43 years Maxine; sister Mandy Mark; his children Adam (Silke), Jennifer Greenberg, and Kimberly (Mordechai) Snyder; his seven grandchildren Elsa, Leo, Ethan, Layla, Yoel, Joshua and Shaina; as well as many other family members whom he adored and of whom he was so proud.
An intimate graveside service was held March 22 at Arlington Cemetery and via Zoom and was officiated by Rabbis Daniel Dorsch and Shalom Lewis.
Memorial donations can be made to The Blue Dove Foundation or Kate’s Club. Condolences and letters with your memories of Paul can be sent to the Shilling residence at 4161 Mirkwood Place, Roswell, Ga. 30075 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. May his memory forever be a blessing and may his neshama have the highest aliyah.
Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 770-451-4999