James M. Shilling
1997 - 2020
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JAMES MACGREGOR SHILLING
November 21, 1997 ˜ February 15, 2020

On Sat., Feb. 15th, 2020, James M. Shilling passed away in State College, PA at the age of 22. He was born and raised in Camas, WA, where he called home.
As a young cancer survivor, decorated athlete, and gifted student James displayed enormous strength, rugged individualism, and deep-rooted compassion for others in all things. It would earn him several varsity letters, a full-ride scholarship to Pennsylvania State University, and the universal love of all who knew him.
After four years excelling in the Naval ROTC program at Penn State, James was prepared to graduate in May and attend Naval Flight School in Pensacola, FL. As a member of the Alpha Phi Delta fraternity, he served as housing manager, where he was instrumental in securing the Fraternity’s current house.
James was an avid outdoorsman who loved to backpack, paddle board and camp. He challenged himself, academically and physically, to be the best he could be and inspired many to do the same.
A beloved son, grandson and friend, James has left a legacy of kindness and success in all that he did. He was an admirable young man who was loved by all, and we will miss him very much.
James is survived by his mother, Marjorie Shilling; father and stepmother, Tim and Ayre Shilling; sisters, Kaitlyn, Adriana, Allison, May, Ariyannah and Hailiah; brothers, Jon and Jared; grandparents, Karen Shilling, Joel and Sandy Shilling, Marjorie Williamson, and Don Melton; and his loving girlfriend, Sasha.
A Celebration of Life will be held on June 27th, 2020 in the social hall located in the Zion Lutheran Church located at 824 NE 4th Ave., Camas, WA at 2:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to the National Parks Foundation in his name.
Arrangements are under the care of Koch Funeral Home, State College. Online condolences and signing of the guest book may be entered at www.kochfuneralhome.com and www.columbian.com/obits


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Published in The Columbian on Mar. 15, 2020.
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June 21, 2020
I am so heartbroken with the loss of James. I had the privilege of coaching him at Camas High School. Janes was a kid who would do anything for the team and his brothers. I will always remember that smile and how fun you made practice. My son and James would lift together and spend a lot if time together in the off season. As a parent I always knew my son was in good company with James. I always looked forward to getting an email with updates and asking for a letter of recommendation from James. You will be missed buddy, until we meet again. O-Line Pride.
Coach Wochnick
Justen Wochnick
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June 21, 2020
I am so heartbroken with the loss of James. I had the privilege of coaching him at Camas High School. Janes was a kid who would do anything for the team and his brothers. I will always remember that smile and how fun you made practice. My son and James would lift together and spend a lot if time together in the off season. As a parent I always knew my son was in good company with James. I always looked forward to getting an email with updates and asking for a letter of recommendation from James. You will be missed buddy, until we meet again. O-Line Pride.
Coach Wochnick
Justen Wochnick
Friend
March 17, 2020
I knew James as a student at Helen Baller. I am sorry beyond expression for the loss of such a young and energetic soul.
Brian Cleary
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