OLEAN - Nicholas J. "Buck" Filjones, formerly of Spruce Street, passed away Saturday (March 15, 2014), at the Bradford Manor, Bradford, Pa.
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Born April 25, 1917, in Olean, he was a son of Domminic and Massamina Felicioni. On June 10, 1942, he married Patricia Reilly, who predeceased him March 5, 1995.
Mr. Filjones was a veteran of World War II, and had resided in Olean most of his life. He worked as a beautician for many years before retirement and also worked in advertising sales.
He had attended both St. John's Church and St. Bonaventure Church, and was an active volunteer for both of the church's annual picnic. He enjoyed playing cards and was an avid hunter.
Surviving are three sons, Ronald (Arlene) Filjones and John (Denise) Filjones, both of Allegany, and Thomas Filjones of Olean; a daughter, Helen Keefe of Warren, Pa.; 12 grandchildren, Pamela and David Filjones, Ryan, Adam and Julie Keefe, Heather (James) Marcellin, Jonathan (Mary) Filjones, Jeremiah (Amy) Filjones, Thomas (Carrie) Filjones, Brian (Jessica) Filjones, Angela (Justin) Todoroff, and Steven Filjones; 14 great-grandchildren; a brother, Arthur Filjones of Olean; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a son, Thomas P. Filjones April 5, 2009; and five brothers and sisters, Daniel "Stack" Filjones, Louis "Moe" Filjones, Mary Wagner, Lyna Edwards and Rika Ricci.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday (March 18, 2014), at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Road, Olean. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday (March 19, 2014), beginning with a prayer service at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. in St. Bonaventure Church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the St. Bonaventure Church Renovation Fund; or to St. John's Church. Online condolences may be expressed at oleanfuneralhome.com.
Casey Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home
3128 Nys Route 417 W Olean, NY 14760
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 16, 2014