Filemyr, Edward Joseph III
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Edward Joseph Filemyr III was born on October 24, 1932 to Evelyn Matlack Filemyr and Edward Joseph Filemyr, Jr. in Philadelphia, PA. and died on October 4, 2013 in Santa Fe, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Harry M. Filemyr. He is survived by his wife of sixty years, Sara W. Filemyr, and their five children: Edward Filemyr IV and Laura Ostrowsky of Pelham, NY; Richard and Bernie Filemyr of La Mesilla, NM; Ann Filemyr and Ondé Chymes of Santa Fe; Kate Filemyr of Santa Fe; Janet Filemyr and Hiroshi Watanabe of Brooklyn, NY. He is survived by six grandchildren: Julia and Eddie Filemyr; Dexter and Fritz Rowland; Mimiko and Nazomi Watanabe.
Edward attended Temple University receiving a BS in Business in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea in 1955-1956, later becoming active in Vets for Peace. Much of his life was dedicated to helping others. He served as Lion's Club District Governor in Wisconsin from 2002-03. He was active with the Animal Unit of the Tripoli Shrine in Milwaukee for many years. He was a realtor and appraisor. He enjoyed teaching real estate classes. He also worked as the benefit specialist in the Office on Aging in Sheboygan County, WI. He was active in politics and served as a delegate at both state and national Democratic conventions.
After living in Wisconsin for 42 years, he and his wife moved to Santa Fe in November 2012 to be near family. He loved people and brought joy to all he met.
Memorial Services will be held at the United Church of Santa Fe on Wednesday, October 9 at 10 a.m.
Published in Sheboygan Press on Oct. 10, 2013