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"Chas",86 of Oakland, passed away unexpectedly at home on March 5, 2018. Born September 12, 1931 in New Eagle, PA, son of Alexander and Domenica (Cartisano) Filia. Preceded in death by his parents and infant brother Michael. Survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Jean (Woolf) Filia; sons, Michael married to Karen (Garman), Francis Frank married to Christine (Tramutola) and daughter Deana married to Michael Mondi; grandchildren Giavona Mondi, Sofia, Dominica Mondi, Francis, Jack and Gabrielle. Also survived by sister Katherine (Filia) Nanna, married to the late Murray Nanna, and brother Francis Frank Filia, married to the late Marlene (Manning); nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters in law. He was employed at Bethlehem Steel Corp for 44 years. Charles enjoyed bowling and golfing with his friends. He also enjoyed cooking, watching football, and going to the YMCA. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed spending time with his many friends. Charles was a Life Member of St Clare of Assisi Parish formerly St. Anthony Church, Maple Ave. Where Funeral Mass will be held 10:00 AM Friday March 9, 2018. Fr. Matthew Misurda. Interment, St. Anthony Cemetery. Friends received from 2-7 PM Thursday March 8, 2018 at FRANK DUCA FUNERAL HOME, EAST HILLS CHAPEL & CREMATORY 404 Walters Avenue (near PA Drivers Center). In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association Greater Pennsylvania 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 in Charles Memory. Condolences may be sent and other information found ducafuneralhome.com
Published on March 6, 2018
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