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Fredendall Funeral Home
Saturday June 11th, 2022
9:00am - 11:00am

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Graveside Service

Woodlawn Cemetery
Saturday June 11th, 2022

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Sylvia (Van Aller) Filkins

Filkins, Sylvia (Van Aller) – East Berne

Sylvia Filkins of East Berne passed away peacefully on March 7th, 2022. Born in Middleburgh on January 9th, 1941, she was the daughter of the late Lee and Ellen Van Aller.

Sylvia was a graduate of Berne-Knox-Westerlo class of 1958. As a teenager Sylvia enjoyed her work over the years at Dukes Dairy Bar. Later she began a career with the Veterans Hospital in Albany. Sylvia finished her working days with Doctor Charles Buchanon as an office manager. Sylvia was a charter member of the East Berne Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary. Sylvia will be remembered for her love of people. She enjoyed going to her favorite places like the Maple Inn, Zwicks, and Maple on the Lake. Sylvia will be missed by many.

Sylvia is survived by her son Keith (Fiancé Beverly Jones) Filkins, daughter Julie (Marty)Milner and her grandson Danny Kennelly; her siblings; Sarah Demarco and Bobby Van Aller.

Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Leland “Sonny” Filkins Jr., brothers; Charles Van Aller and Lew Whittiemore and her sister Thelma Corridino.

Friends are invited to visit with Sylvia’s family on Saturday June 11th from 9-11am in the Fredendall Funeral Home 199 Main Street, Altamont. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Berne. A celebration of life will follow the graveside service at Maple on the Lake in East Berne.


A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Filkins

Bill and Meg Corradino Jun 14 2022 6:08 PM

A photo was added for Sylvia (Van Aller) Filkins

Sharon Klein Jun 11 2022 10:07 AM

A photo was added for Sylvia (Van Aller) Filkins

Marilyn Jun 10 2022 9:41 AM

Our prayers and condolences. Many fond memories

John & Carol Kearney Jun 9 2022 7:51 PM

Julie and Keith, sorry for your loss. I loved Sylvia and always made time to visit with her whenever i was home.

Michele Hessel ( Filkins) Jun 9 2022 6:05 PM

Julie and Keith, so sorry for your loss. Cherish all the wonderful memories you have as a family. She was an amazing woman.

Susann LeBuis Jun 8 2022 6:47 PM

Julie, I am so sorry. Praying for God's comfort for you and your family.
Love Marie Brown

Marie Brown Jun 8 2022 1:59 PM

I remember her as a very nice person and good friend of the hill town family. God bless you and keep you🙏🙏🙏💕

Tom Komjathy Jun 8 2022 12:22 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Filkins

Bruce and Diane Filkins Jun 8 2022 9:58 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Sylvia Filkins

Sharon Trendell Jun 8 2022 7:17 AM

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