Thursday, September 18, 2014 07:43am
North Adams, MA now: 43 °   
Send news, tips, press releases and questions to info@iBerkshires.com
The Berkshires online guide to events, news and Berkshire County community information.
SIGN IN | REGISTER NOW   

Search By Name or Keyword:
Printer Friendly Version
   Send to a friend
Douglas W. Filkins, 72

February 14, 2013

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Douglas William Filkins, 72, of 328 Eagle St. died peacefully at home on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013.

Born in Hartford, Conn., on Nov. 20, 1940, son of Robert H. and Verna Leighton Filkins, he attended schools in Windsor, Conn., and graduated from Windsor High School.

An Air Force veteran, he served several years in England.

Mr. Filkins was considered a consummate salesperson, and was last employed by Zep Manufacturing until his retirement in 2000 because of ill health. He had previously worked on the road for Carriddi Sales, covering eastern New York State, and then for five years was part owner of Tuff-Kote shops in West Springfield and then North Adams.

He was an active member of First Congregational Church. He was also the longtime leader and committee member of Boy Scout Troop 88. He was an excellent mechanic and builder of race cars in his younger years, and took great pleasure in driving and rescuing family and friends stranded on the road. He enjoyed his annual trips to Florida and to NASCAR in Louden, N.H., with his friend Allen. He was devoted to his family and enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He and his wife, the former Julia Perry Clark, were he married on April 6, 1973.

Besides his wife of nearly 40 years, he leaves a daughter, Katherine "Kasey" Tassone and her husband, Mark, of North Adams; a son, Daniel Filkins and his wife, Mearlene, of Winter Park, Fla.; a brother, Robert H. Filkins Jr. of Kennesaw, Ga.; a sister, Elizabeth Crosby of Columbia, M.D.; seven grandchildren, Brian, Lauren, Cameron, Anthony "TJ," Trejan, Jacob and Quintin; two stepgrandchildren, Joshua and Troy; a great-grandson, Oliver, and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves his faithful Chihuahuas, Pocito and Cocoa.

FUNERAL NOTICE — A memorial service for Mr. Filkins will be held at First Congregational Church in North Adams on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2. Burial will be in the spring in Southview Cemetery.

There will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Boy Scout Troop 88 in care of Flynn & Dagnoli-Montagna Home for Funerals, Central Chapels, 74 Marshall St., North Adams, MA 01247.


Recollections & Sympathy For the Family
Post Comment
Julie and Kasey, I'm so sorry about the loss of your husband and father. He was a good man. Loss is hard on anyone at anytime. You have my deepest sympathies as do the rest of your family.
from: Judy Lichton: 02-18-2013

 
View All
Golf: Monument vs Mount...
Two standout rounds for Mount Greylock and one standup move...
Volleyball: Lee vs Mount...
Lee 3, Mount Greylock 0, The visiting Wildcats won 25-23,...
Soccer: Mount Greylock vs...
Eric Hirsch scored twice and set up two goals to lead the...
Josh Billings RunAground 2014
The team from Pittsfield's Allen Heights Veterinary won the...
Football: Amherst vs Williams
Football: Amherst vs Williams in a scrimmage on Saturday...
Girls Soccer: Drury vs...
Taconic girls soccer team took a 3-2 win over Drury on...
Football: Wahconah vs...
The Wahconah Warriors tamed the Chicopee Colts 44-6 at home...
Football: Taconic vs...
The Taconic Braves ran over the Cathedral Panthers 20-8 at...
Youth Center Chair Reception...
Inspired seating was on display Saturday night in the...
Volleyball: Mount Greylock vs...
Mount Greylock bested Wahconah 3-2 on Wednesday night at...
Northern Berkshire Food Fest...
Hundreds flocked to Main Street on Sunday for the annual...
Williamstown Fun Run 2014
About 100 participants competed in the 5-kilometer and...
Soccer: Pittsfield vs Mt...
Friday night girl's soccer PHS wins over Mount Greylock...
Soccer: St. Joe s vs McCann...
McCann Tech defeated St. Joseph, 5-2, Wednesday afternoon...
Boys and Girls Cross Country
Lenox's girls went 3-0 on the afternoon, beating Hoosac,...
Soccer: Renaissance vs McCann
The McCann Tech girls soccer team lost to Renaissance, 2-1,...
Golf: Monument vs Mount...
Two standout rounds for Mount Greylock and one standup move...
Volleyball: Lee vs Mount...
Lee 3, Mount Greylock 0, The visiting Wildcats won 25-23,...
Soccer: Mount Greylock vs...
Eric Hirsch scored twice and set up two goals to lead the...
Josh Billings RunAground 2014
The team from Pittsfield's Allen Heights Veterinary won the...
Football: Amherst vs Williams
Football: Amherst vs Williams in a scrimmage on Saturday...
| Home | A & E | Business | Community News | Dining | Real Estate | Schools | Sports & Outdoors | Berkshires Weather | Weddings
Advertise | Recommend This Page | Help Contact Us | Privacy Policy| User Agreement
iBerkshires.com is owned and operated by: Boxcar Media 102 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247 -- T. 413-663-3384 F.413-664-4251
© 2000 Boxcar Media LLC - All rights reserved