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Monday February 1st, 2016
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Donald L. Filkins

Guilderland- Donald L. Filkins, 81, passed away peacefully with his family by his side, at St. Peter's Hospital on January 29, 2016. Born in East Berne, NY, Don was the son of the late LeRoy and Edna (nee Brannock) Filkins. Don was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a US Navy Veteran. He retired from Local 106 Operating Engineers and SUNY Albany. He is survived by his loving wife Beverly; his five children, Don (Linda) Filkins, Laurie (Kevin) Farrar, Mary (Mike) Swint, Paula Filkins-Bordis(Jim) and Julie (Randy) Taber; eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his brothers Warren, Myron and Thomas; his sister Florence Glowacki-Sarnowski. Calling hours will be held on Monday, February 1, 2016 from 4-7PM at Fredendall Funeral Home, 199 Main St., Altamont. His family would like to thank St. Peter's Hospital and staff for the kind, compassionate, loving care and guidance given. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Don's memory to Community Care Givers 2021 Western Ave. Suite 104, Albany, NY 12203 Attn: Honorarium or The Town of Guilderland Senior Services P.O. Box 339, Guilderland, NY 12084. Online condolences may be made at www.fredendallfuneralhome.com


Hi Julie, I will see you today at the funeral. He was a very nice man and loved you and Matthew and Rachel. xxoo

Jennifer Feb 1 2016 12:00 AM

Beverly, Don, Laurie, Marybeth, Paula and Julie -- my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so glad I got to visit Mary and Mike and see your dad a couple of years ago and for quite awhile we talked on Facebook. As you all know, you are like my own family, having spent most of my childhood with all of you and spending so many days and nights at your house. Mary has been more like my sister than any of my own. I always thought of your father and your mother as my second parents, and I cherish the memories of church on Sunday and all the trips to the Great Escape and other places I would have never visited, and I always learned to keep my cold cuts closed tightly! You all mean the world to me, and I am so sorry for your loss, but heaven has definitely welcomed a wonderful man and you will all be together again someday. He will definitely live within you and your children forever. Love to you all. Bonnie

Bonnie Krasher (Salisbury) Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM

My condolences to all of Donald's family, close and extended.

Richard E. Spensley Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow. Uncle Don will be remembered for his sense of humor and kindness. I especially appreciated his occasional phone calls and emails to keep in touch. It meant a lot. Love Carol and Jim

Carol Filkins Blaise Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM

Dear Bev and family, My deepest Sympathy, Prayers and Thoughts are with you,just remember Don is in a better place, and also remember all the good times we had thru the years.I will see you when I get home in March. Sincerely jean

jean tomlinson Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM

We are very sorry to hear of your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Mark & Ann Resnick Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM