Robert "Bob" Filkorn

May 27, 1941 - November 2, 2017
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Robert L. Filkorn, 76, of Bolivar, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Hennis Care & Assisted Living at Bolivar.

A son of the late William J. and Helen (Szabo) Filkorn, Robert was born May 27, 1941 in St. Joseph Riverside Hospital at Warren, Ohio.

Robert graduated from Warren St. Mary High Sch…

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Robert L. Filkorn, 76, of Bolivar, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 2, 2017, in Hennis Care & Assisted Living at Bolivar.

A son of the late William J. and Helen (Szabo) Filkorn, Robert was born May 27, 1941 in St. Joseph Riverside Hospital at Warren, Ohio.

Robert graduated from Warren St. Mary High School in 1959 and went on to attend Youngstown College, The Ohio State University, and the Kent State University School of Education. He worked as a manufacturing engineer at GE’s NELA Park Cuyahoga Lamp Plant and then taught vocational drafting at Cuyahoga County’s Maple Heights High School in the 1970’s. In the 1980’s he worked as a sales engineer and in 2005 he retired from the position of Executive Director of the Tuscarawas County Regional Planning Commission.

Robert is survived by a son, James R. Filkorn and his wife, Rebecca of Bolivar, Ohio; two daughters, Beth Ann Filkorn of Escondido, California and Roberta Lou Filkorn and her husband, Joe Mellen of Lompoc, California; a grandchild, Ronni Williams of Escondido, California; three sisters, Helen Parker of Warren, Nancy Bindas of Warren, Ohio, and Mary Ellen Heltzel of Cleveland Heights, Ohio; and his brother, Paul David Filkorn of San Francisco, California.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wife, Norma (Tabak) Filkorn, whom he married November 17, 1961; his brothers, William J. Filkorn II, Thomas R. Filkorn, and Carl J. Filkorn.

In keeping with Robert’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of the Geib Funeral Center at Dover. A committal service will be held Friday, November 10, 2017 at 12:00 PM in the All Souls Cemetery Chapel at Cortland, Ohio.

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Date: Friday, November 10, 2017

Time: 12:00 pm

All Souls Cemetery

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3823 Hoagland Blackstub Rd.
Cortland, OH 44410

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Born: May 27, 1941
 
September 1, 1958
St Mary Seniors
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November 17, 1961
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September 8, 1969
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August 1, 1992
Helen and Bob
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December 20, 1998
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Died: November 2, 2017

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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Melanie Heywood posted on 11/22/17

Jimmy, Robbie and Beth, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I have great memories of all of us when we were together as kids, and I always loved both of your parents. It was always a treat to visit the house in New Philly. I'm sorry about your mom this year too. Sending love and hugs your way, Cousin Melanie

 

Chevelle posted on 11/9/17

One of my fondest memories of Bob is when we would come to visit and he would take the girls for a ride on the tractor thru the woods. They thought that was so cool. Love his dry sense of humor. My sympathies to all. Norma and Bob reunited once again. ??

 

Jim Santo posted on 11/8/17

Bob was a classmate at St Mary's, a friend and in the early 70's a neighbor in Cleveland. My sincerest sympathy to his family for their loss.

 

Jill Lengler posted on 11/7/17

I am sorry for your loss. I worked with Bob for many years when I was on the Regional Planning Commission and he was the director. When he retired, I became the director and probably drove him crazy with all my questions. Learned so much from him. I always enjoyed talking to him, liked his dry sense of humor.

 

Mike Annette Gingerich posted on 11/7/17

Jim and Becca we are very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

 

Monica & Eric posted on 11/5/17

We are very sorry for your loss!! Thinking of your family, especially Jim & Rebecca.

 

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