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Jiri Frantisek Vaclav Jilich

Jiri Frantisek Vaclav Jilich
  • December 28, 1949 - October 9, 2019
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Memorial messages may be made to:
  • People Against Rape
    PO Box 1723
    Charleston, SC 29402
  • Memorials may be made to:
  • Pompion Hill Chapel Foundation
    724 Royall Ave
    Mount Pleasant , SC 29464

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“I had the pleasure if knowing and working with Mr. Jiri. I am a Brand ambassador for Boars Head Brand,Mr. Jiri was always so kind and accomadating to...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Paula Pfaffenbichler - SC

“Sorry for your loss!He will be missed by everyone that knew him!He was a hard working man. No matter how badHe was feeling he always tried his best!...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Lois Hendra - My pleasant, SC

“Jane, so very sorry to hear of Jiri's passing! I have such fond memories of you both! You are in my thoughts and prayers! ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Kathi Katko - Greenville, SC

“Jane,Teresa and I are terribly saddened by the passing if Jiri. We were just at MUSC last Wednesday! We did not have any idea of this happening. I...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Michael Crowley - Myrtle Beach, SC

“We shall both miss the laughter we shared with Jiri and I shall always remember waking up to his wonderful coffee and breakfasts. Our hearts and love...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sylvia Allen Kinney - Chicago, IL

“Jane, I cannot express how saddened we are to hear this news. Our hearts go out to you and the kids. We have so many extremely fond memories of...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Vickie and Chris Rolfe - NC

“Jane, I am so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with all who mourn Jiri's passing. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Nancy Sifford - Matthews, NC

“You were such a big part of my life. I spent many weekends at your house as a child... tagging along for the ride with my Father. Even though we...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Julia Hassell - Charleston, SC


Jiri Frantisek Vaclav Jilich, husband of Jane Iredell Thompson Jilich, died at home on October 9, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born in Prague in 1949 to George and Anna Ilk Jilich. When the Communists invaded Czechoslovakia in 1968, his family fled to the United States. He thrived here, becoming a renowned restaurateur, a top agent for Carolina One Real Estate and a U.S. citizen.

He is survived by his wife, children, Dr. Celeste Langdon Jilich and George William Jilich, and his sister, Renee Jilich Frank.Visitation will be at Stuhr's Downtown Chapel 232 Calhoun St. on Monday, October 14 from 5-7 pm. Services will be Tuesday, October 15 at 11 am in St Philip's Church. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to People Against Rape, PO Box 1723, Charleston SC 29402 and Pompion Hill Chapel Foundation, 724 Royall Ave., Mount Pleasant SC 29464.