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Jacques Albert Schillio, age 92 of Warren, died Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at home surrounded by his loved ones. He was born across the pond in the City of Lights, Paris, France on June 9, 1926, son of the late Paul B. and the late Helene (nee: Guichaux) Schillio.

With his career path being centered in the field of automotive engineering, Jacques worked in more of a supportive role for the Big Three within the supply chain that helped to keep the engine cranking on all cylinders. His wisdom and expertise were always in high demand, and Jacques was often the go-to guy when an answer was needed. He was a hard worker who took his job seriously, and one who truly earned his time away. So it was no mystery that he had managed to find a true balance between work and play, and enjoyed both with the passion they were owed.

One of the pastimes he enjoyed sharing with his beloved Germaine was traveling. Whatever the mode of travel,…wherever their destination lie,…Jacques simply loved spending time with his bride, especially when they were sharing something new and exciting. Traveling would help whisk him away to scenic splendors, whether old or new, and remind him what a beautiful planet we share. Born in the classic city of Paris, France, Jacques grew up in a place that is considered one of the iconic tourist capitals of the world. But to Jacques,…it was simply home. So traveling took on an entirely different feel for him, and he couldn't get enough.

If Jacques wasn't heading off to new and exciting travel destinations, then chances are you might have found him dabbling with one of his other favorite pastimes, photography. With an eye for the camera and the world as his canvass, Jacques loved heading out to capture the world in all its wonder and recording his artistry for posterity. Mind you, we're not talking here about some kind of Polaroid experiment. We are referring to an artist who not only snapped his own pictures, but then developed them himself in his own dark room. We're talking serious here. It was so much more to Jacques than merely filling a scrapbook for future family entertainment. It was about allowing his inner beauty to make an outward statement of how he saw the world in all of its splendor.

Jacques was also known for his role as the family's "Mr. Fix It." Always tinkering around the house and looking for things to repair, there was no questioning his ability to get the job done. With his tools at the ready, a willingness to dive in head first, and the determination to finish what he started, he truly was the Schillio Family's answer to the iconic comedian, Tim Allen.

Yet of all the pastimes he enjoyed the most, there was no matching the delight and sweet release experienced with each trip he made up north on one of his fishing ventures. The destination was Slagle Creek and the catch du jour was Trout,…all the rest, in between, was simply a mixture of stories, friendship, and hopefully a trip back to camp with something to brag over. Nestled between Michigan's coastal hamlet of Manistee and its more inland town of Cadillac lies a meandering and active creek bed that is rife with Michigan Trout, and ripe for the pickin' to the angler who is skilled enough for the challenge,…and Jacque was the guy! Though there was talent and know-how ascribed to the Victor, Jacques never considered himself another Mort Neff,…simply, Jacques with some time away from work, a fishing pole, and a need for getting back to nature and enjoying some of the simpler moments in life,…and dreaming of "The Big One!"

But more than traveling,…more than photography,…and yes, even more than fishing,…Jacques greatest highlights and most endearing moments were those shared in the company of family and friends, his two most profound delights in life. They were truly what gave meaning to life, what made each and every sacrifice worth the cost, and with whom he shared some of life's most precious moments. A loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Jacques was a blessed man who was graced with a quiver full of loved ones who were a perfect reflection of the love he gave out. His legacy is one that is bound to be a beacon of light to those who come after him, and one to be embraced with each thought and prayer that brings him close. He lived, he laughed, and he loved with all of his heart,…and he will truly be missed.

Jacques was the beloved husband of the late Germaine. Dearest father of Serge (the late Vivian) Schillio, Muriel (Brent) Bussell, and Robert (Eileen) Schillio. Loving grandfather of Tina Hallums, Cheri (Todd) Randall, William (Dawn) Derrah, Paul (Sara) Schillio, Sarah (John Lindenmayer) Schillio, Aimee (Brian) McKelvey, Amanda (Jeremy) Harman, Alec Schillio, and Wayne Szachta. Great-Grandfather of Cherie, Katie, Elizabeth, Todd Jr., Joshua, Nicholas, Brooklyn, Jacob, Devin, Abigail, Blake, Alana, Jackson, Lauren, Rowan, Reid, and great-great grandfather of Bradley and Brenden. Brother of Bernard (Loretta) Schillio, and uncle to Lytha, Claudette, and Kenneth.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home in Warren, Michigan.

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