William Shiller, DDS

William R. Shiller, DDS

Sunday, September 6th, 2020
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Obituary

Shiller, William R. D.D.S died Sunday September 6, 2020.

Dr. Shiller was the son of the late Hertha and Russell Shiller. He was born on the Stutley farm in Thrall Texas.
The family moved to Fort Worth Texas after the death of his father, where in 1946, William graduated from Diamond Hill High School and immediately joined the Navy and was assigned to the San Diego Hospital Corps School.

Dr. Shiller earned his DDS from The University of Texas School of Dentistry (1955).
After 25 years of service in the Navy, Dr. Shiller retired from active duty in 1971 and started a successful dental practice, with associate Dr Goldman DDS, that is still active today in Gales Ferry CT.

William is survived by his dear wife Judy Shiller of Westerly and daughter Judi Cosentino of North Providence.
He is survived by a brother Frank Shiller (Thelma) of Fort Worth, and predeceased by his two sisters, Lydia Shiller and Evelyn Mustian. He is also predeceased by his brother John (Dolores). William is also survived by the three children of his first marriage along with their families: Marcella Ruland (Tim) of Columbia Maryland, Phyllis Farley (Clark) of Hope Valley RI, Stephen Shiller (Kelly) of Littleton CO.
William is surived by two grandchildren, Dustin and Melanie Shiller of Littleton CO and one great-granchild Adelynn Shiller of Littleton CO. William is survived by two nephews and their families: David (Linda) Mustian, Peter (wife Amira, children Sophia George, and David) and Andrea (husband Brandon, daughter Evelyn) of Boulder CO, Paul (Michelle) Shiller (children, Ryan, Abigail and Kaitlyn) of Willow Park Texas.

In addition to practicing dentistry, Dr Shiller enjoyed all forms of boating, you could often find him out on his 26ft Pearson Sailboat or the 36ft Island Gypsy Motor yacht. Family and friends recall many adventures with many long talks on these boats – most of the time getting home without the help of the Coast Guard.
William was quick to engage in deep conversations with family and friends often while enjoying a quick breakfast at Amanda’s Pantry in Westerly.

There will be no visiting hours and the burial will be private. Gaffney-Dolan Funeral Home, 59 Spruce St., Westerly is in care of the arrangements. For online condolences please visit www.gaffneydolanfuneralhome.com
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Lisa Curry

Posted at 03:34pm
My name is Dr. Lisa (Buntin), Curry. Dr. Shiller was my dentist from when I was three years old until I finished college. I always loved visiting Dr. Shiller's office because it was like visiting with family. He always made me feel like a special guest. He was kind, gentle, and showed a genuine interest in me even though I was a kid. The best part of my visit was when Dr. Shiller told me I had beautiful teeth. It always made me smile. My experiences at his office were so positive, it made me want to become a dentist. I try to treat my patients with the same care and concern he demonstrated to me so they can also enjoy going to the dentist. Dr. Shiller will be sorely missed. My deepest condolences and prayers for your family.
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Fred sculco

Posted at 07:35pm
Dear Judy and family, we were sad to read of Bill’s passing. He was a man of immense energy and always seemed to be ageless.
We have fond memories of our conversations with him and especially his recounting of his life as a young boy in Texas.
Our thoughts are with you all.
Fred and Anne Sculco
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Paul Rowe

Posted at 05:17pm
Dr.Shiller was a great man,having been my landlord for the last 16 years I know he gave me a home when I needed one more than I knew.His kindness helped me stay on the write path one day at a time.Peace be with Him.🛐 Paul Rowe &Erika Williams.
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Joyce Sauchuk

Posted at 07:54pm
So saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. Shiller. He was a kind man and incredibly talented dentist. Always a pleasure to talk with him. I truly felt like he was family. Thank you Dr. Shiller for taking great care of three generations of my family. May you Rest In Peace.
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George Fagan

Posted at 05:31pm
Doctor Shiller was an outstanding dentist and a fine gentleman. He was our family dentist from when he first opened his office in Gales ferry until now. We will miss him. We extend our condolences to his family.
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