Robert M. Filkins, Jr - December 16, 2015

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 RAVENA – Robert M. Filkins, Jr., 71, passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday, December 16, 2015.   Robert served in the NY Army National Guard.  He retired from the former G E Plastics in Selkirk after 30 years of service.  During his time with G E he got to travel to many places around the world.  He was a member of the Ravena Fish and Game Club and the Coeymans Sportsman Club and enjoyed fishing and hunting.  He also enjoyed NASCAR and along with his brother owned a stock car and raced in the sportsman class at Lebanon Valley Speedway.

Bob also loved to cook whether it was a full course meal or baking pies.

     Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Ann Hotaling Filkins;  his mother, Mary Filkins;  sister, Virginia (Howard) Brockner;  brother, Thomas (Colleen) Filkins;  and several nieces and a nephew.  Robert was predeceased by his Father Robert Sr. and brother William Filkins.

     A funeral mass will be held 11 AM Monday, December 21st at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 9 to 10:30 before the mass.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Robert may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.