Kenneth Pearson Filer

Born: Fri., Dec. 7, 1945
Died: Sun., Jan. 19, 2020


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Jan. 25, 2020
Location: William D. Elkin Funeral Home

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Music by The Piano Brothers

Kenneth “Perk” Pearson Filer, age 74, of Lawrence
Park, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at
home, after a short battle with cancer, with his wife
Marcia by his side. He was born on December 7,
1945, in Grove City, Pa., at Bashline
Hospital, to the late Kenneth D. and
Alberta (Pearson) Filer.
Raised in Mercer, Pa., he was
baptized at Bethany Presbyterian
Church. Ken graduated from
Mercer High School in 1963, where
he lettered in three sports and was
a class officer all four years. After
attending Slippery Rock State
College for two years, he worked
in the furniture business in the Shenango Valley and
Ohio surrounding area. He received a diploma from
the Chicago School of interior decoration in 1969. Ken
was employed with a major independent oil and gas
production company as the senior landman throughout
the New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West
Virginia, area for 15 years. He retired from Jamestown
Mattress after 25 years as the branch manager
for the Erie location. Ken loved music and owned an
extensive vinyl record collection. He enjoyed working
crossword puzzles, and traveling to Canada and the
Finger Lakes region of New York, and spending time
with friends and family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Kent
Trey Filer; brother, Gary Filer; sister-in-law, Susan
Brook Filer; and brother-in-law, Fred McGalliard.
He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Marcia
(Bensink) Filer; daughter, Tricia Moorhead (Merv);
grandsons, Jacob and Luke of Minneapolis, Minn.;
brother, Thomas Filer (Nancy Jo) of Traveler’s Rest,
S.C.; sister-in-law, Marjorie McGalliard (Edward
Steiner) of San Jose, Calif.; brother-in-law, Robert
Bensink (Lauren) of Virginia Beach, Va; father-in-law
and mother-in-law, Richard and Janice Bensink of
North East, Pa.; as well as many nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral
Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East, on Saturday
from 1 p.m. until the time of a funeral service at 3
p.m. Memorials may be made to Second Harvest
Food Bank, 1507 Grimm Dr., Erie, PA 16501, or to
Community Nursing Services of North East, 7 Park
Street, North East.

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