Freethought Today · Jan/Feb 2013

Published by the Freedom From Religion Foundation, Inc.

In Memoriam: James Schiller, 1937–2012

James Joseph Schiller, Denver, died Dec. 6, 2012. He was born in in 1937 in St. Louis, Mo.

He attended New York University, where he met his wife, Susan. They lived in New York while he attended the New School for Social Research, where he obtained his master’s degree. He earned a post-master’s at Johns Hopkins University.

His first teaching position was in Atlanta. James and Susan lived in Baltimore for 23 years and then in the Denver area for 22 years. Their daughter, Julia, and grandson, Nicolas, live in New Zealand, which was a favorite vacation destination for James and Susan for many years.

James was a member of the Humanists of Colorado and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “FFRF was very important to James and remains very important to Susan,” notes Tim Bailey, Humanists of Colorado president and FFRF member.

A humanist celebration of life memorial is being planned for March and will be announced. Condolences can be mailed to Humanists of Colorado, Box 461112, Glendale, CO 80246, or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to FFRF, Box 750, Madison, WI 53701.

FFRF’s sincerest condolences go out to the Schiller family.

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