Robert L. Filkorn – November 2, 2017

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.

A graveside service will be held in the near future at All Souls Cemetery Chapel in Cortland, Ohio.

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