ROBERT G. FILIPAS "BOB" PORTAGE, IN
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Robert G. "Bob" Filipas, age 71 of Portage, passed away January 2nd, 2013. He was born on July 15, 1941 in Martin, TN. Robert is survived by his partner in life, Eleanor Jones of Portage; mother, Francis (Ward) Murray of Portage; daughter, Lisa (Joseph) Carlin of Lake Station; sons, Todd Filipas and Michael Filipas of Albuquerque, NM; daughter, Beth Ann (Jeff) Hennings of Portage; brother, Gary Filipas of Portage; sister, Janna (Mike) Twilla of Portage; and grandchildren, Anthony, Kara, and Stormy. He was preceded in death by his sister, Diane Filipas; and wife, Patricia Filipas. Robert was a lifelong area resident, and retired from U.S. Steel in 1986 after 23 years of service. He loved old movies, westerns and history. Robert loved sharing his cartoon artwork with others and loved the Portage YMCA of which he was a charter member and a member of its "Table of Knowledge" since inception. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in Korea from 1959 to 1962 where he was a Sergeant in the Infantry and the Military Police. Funeral services will be held Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 6941 Central Ave., Portage IN 46368 with Reverend Mitchell Tabla officiating. Burial will follow at McCool Cemetery in Portage. Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at: www.ee-fh.com
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes
6941 Central Avenue
Portage, IN 46368
Published in The Times on Jan. 5, 2013