George Schill, 83, former owner of the gift store An Occasional Piece on Cedar Springs Road, passed away on March 2 after a long illness.

He and his partner of 56 years, Fred Mosconi, were married in Iowa in 2009.

You could always find George and Fred at Paneras on Saturday mornings, and in the parlor of the Round-Up Saloon on Saturday nights with owners and dear friends, Alan and Gary, and many others.

Schill is survived by his spouse, Fred; daughter, Terry; son, Rob, and daughter-in-law Monique; and granddaughters, Erin and Kelly.

A celebration of life will be held at a future date.