– 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.
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.
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.