Raymond J. Filasky, Sr.
May 7, 1927 – May 27, 2017
Raymond J. Filasky, Sr., age 90, of Galena, MD, and formerly of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully at home, while surrounded by his family, on Saturday, May 27, 2017.
Born on Long Island in New Hyde Park, NY, on May 7, 1927, Raymond was the son of the late John H. and Rose (Vollkommer) Filasky. With his wife Ann at his side, he farmed for many years then owned and operated Filasky’s Ag Service until he retired. Together the couple raised four children on their farm in Middletown, and shared 67 years of marriage.
An exceptional handyman, Raymond took great pride in the numerous renovations and improvements he made to his family’s farmhouse over the years. He was a talented gardener, and especially loved caring for his beautiful roses. After moving to Galena, Raymond spent many happy hours on the Sassafras River boating and fishing. Above all else, he was a devoted and loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many who will be very dearly missed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Elizabeth Ann (Healy) Filasky; and siblings, Jack, Barbara, Fred, and Doris. Raymond is survived by his children, Raymond Filasky (Eileen) of Mechanicsville, VA, John Filasky (Cindi) of Middletown, Roseanne LeRoy of Fair Hill, MD, and Peggy Filasky of Redding, CA; sisters, Rosemary (Delores) Somelofski of Tremperskill, NY and June Burket of Fairport, NY; 12 grandchildren, Karen, Jason, Julia, Johnny, Meg, Timothy, Matt, Carmen, Christopher, Jake, Elizabeth, and Makayla; and 6 great grandchildren, Miranda, Georgia, Frank, Declan, Teagan, and Juniper.
Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 11 am on Thursday morning, June 1, 2017 at St. Joseph R.C. Church, 371 E. Main Street, Middletown, DE, where a visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am. Interment will follow in Old Bohemia Cemetery, Warwick, MD.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made either to benefit Parkinson’s research through the Annual Farm to Table Event, c/o Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE 19711 or to Compass Regional Hospice, 160 Coursevall Drive, Centerville, MD 21617.