Harry Winfield Fillman, 87, of Dover, Del., passed away on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013.
He was born on March 17, 1926, in Pottstown, Pa., son of the late Harry E. and Jennie M. (Horn) Fillman. He was preceded in death by wife Marian J. (Johnson) Fillman and stillborn brother James M. Fillman. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Penn State University
in 1949, where he met his future wife on a blind date. He received his master's degree from Columbia University in 1964.
The center of his life was his family. His vast work experience included Assoc. Professor & Base Rep. for Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Dover AFB; Chairman Ind. Eng. Dept., University of New Haven, Conn.; Cost and Budget Manager at M & M Candies; V.P. of Service & Finance at Brewster Ideal Chocolate Co.; and Systems Engineer at Western Union. He supported many non-profit and social organizations, including the VFW
Post 3238, Camden, Del., Lions of Dover, Del., Delmarva Red Cross, American Legion, I.I.E., S.M.E., Boy Scouts of America and the Men's Club of St. Andrew's Lutheran Church.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy
from 1943-1946 in WWII
and 1950-1951 in the Korean War, as Shipboard Postmaster.
He is survived by three sons, James Fillman and wife Cheryl, Jerry Fillman and wife Barbara, Harry S. Fillman and wife Bernadette; a daughter, Jenny Quell and husband Garry; a sister, Roseann Thomas and husband Joseph; 13 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
A service of family remembrances was held Sunday at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, Del. A committal service was held Monday, Sept. 30 at the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Bear, Del.
Contributions can be made to: Delmarva Delaware Red Cross, VFW Post 3238 and/or Auxiliary of Camden, Del.
Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.