Ruth A. Filkorn 1930-2013

WARREN – Ruth A. Filkorn, 82, of Warren, passed away Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, in Trumbull Memorial Hospital.

Mrs. Filkorn was born Sept. 25, 1930, in Canonsburg, Pa., the daughter of the late Peter and Anna Gabster Israel.

She was a 1948 graduate of Warren G. Harding High School.

A homemaker, Ruth was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Warren, where she was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and served as a eucharistic minister.

She was an avid Cleveland Indians fan, and enjoyed cooking, gardening and, most importantly, taking care of her family.

Ruth is survived by her husband of 56 years, Harry F. Filkorn Sr., whom she married on April 7, 1956; four children, Harry F. Filkorn Jr. of Los Angeles, John Filkorn of Warren, Pete (Elna) Filkorn of Gilbert, Ariz., and Diane R. Filkorn of Warren; a brother, Edward Israel of Warren; two sisters, Pauline Escott of Chico, Calif., and Nancy Bumgardner of Warren; and four grandchildren.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Filkorn was preceded in death by a sister, Agnes Israel.

Calling hours will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Sinchak and Sons Funeral Home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Bernard R. Schmalzried officiating, preceded by closing prayers to be held at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home prior to leaving for church.

Burial will follow in All Souls Cemetery in Cortland.

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