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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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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Dustin Reagan
   Posted Tue January 21, 2020
I work for Jamestown mattress my name is Dustin Reagan im deeply saddened at Kenny's passing it has taken me back quite a a delivery driver and would deliver all of Kenny's sales and in turn seen him every Friday. I would always take time to talk and chat with him.i would always help him wash the windows while we would talk about his amazing wife Marcia and his son Trey and heavy metal music.ken was the kinda tuff cookie that I'd never expect to go.he was my friend I shared a very cool bond with him.I was looking forward to showing him my little farm which he always encouraged me on .I'll always remember you Kenny. And to his family especially his wife Marcia who he always had the most amazing good things to say about my thoughts and prayers are with you. ...The best manager the coolest buddy forever your pal.president Reagan as you would call me lol.your name will always be held high you will be greatly missed .all my best to your family with much much love...ty sincerely Dustin Reagan (aka)president Reagan

Jim Scowden
   Posted Wed January 22, 2020
Sympathies on your loss. Perk was a classmate and neighbor. Many good memories growing up together, especially with brothers Tom & Gary and all the kids in the neighborhood.

Max Rishell
   Posted Wed January 22, 2020
Sorry for your loss. He was a classmate from Mercer, PA.

Beth and Phil Hutchinson
   Posted Thu January 23, 2020
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phil and Beth

Kevin and Kathleen Olsen
   Posted Fri January 24, 2020

We are so, so sorry that this world has to go on without Perk. Wow, what wonderful friends the two of you were to us so many years ago, along with Bill and Kerry. We've been thinking of all the great times we shared together. How about the outrageous fun at Hawk's Nest in Cooks Forest??? Hot, hot times at the Lutz's pool. Oh yea!

Both of you will always have a special place in our hearts.

Love you,

Kevin and Kathleen

Ed and Darlene Orschek
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers.

dan vogan
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020
Perk was a great guy and will be missed. My sympathies to the family as i cannot attend due to other commitment

kevin olsen
   Posted Sat January 25, 2020

So very sad that our world will be without Perk's physical being but he'll never leave our hearts.

It's been a long time since we hung out together but boy, did we have fun so many years ago with you guys and Bill and Kerry. There was no shortage of outrageous fun and laughter we all had at Hawk's Nest in Cooks Forest, didn't we??? Remember those very hot days hanging out at Lutz's pool?

We will always miss Perk's smile and sense of humor. We're glad his suffering is over and he's in a better place now.

Will always love both of you.

Kevin and Kathleen

Monty and Jean Reed
   Posted Wed January 29, 2020
MY heart goes to you and your family. We were saddened to hear of his passing. He will be remember as a kind and gentle soul.

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