Harry Filcaske

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Graveside funeral services for Harry Filcaske, 89 year old Buffalo man who passed away December 15th at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held in Willow Grove Cemetery in June of 2014 on a date to be announced. Donations in Mr. Filcaske’s memory may be made to the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Harry Ellwood Filcaske was born on July 22, 1924 in Wheeling, West Virginia. He grew up and went to school in West Virginia and in January of 1941 he joined the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the South Pacific during WWII. While in the service Harry was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and he also earned a Purple Heart for being wounded in battle. Harry received an honorable discharge in January of 1946 and was married on March 3, 1950 in Bridgeport, Ohio to Mary Hill. They made their home in Bridgeport where Harry worked for a steel mill until 1967 when they moved to Buffalo, Wyoming. In Buffalo he worked for Reeves Concrete and later as a maintenance man at the Johnson County Health Care Center for 18 years. He retired in 1996 and they lived in Buffalo until the time of his death.
Harry was a member of Anchor Lodge #7 AF and AM in Buffalo and the Kalif Shrine in Sheridan. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW. Harry loved to travel and spend time with his family.
He is survived by his wife Mary of Buffalo; one son Don Filcaske and his wife Tammy of Gillette, Wyoming; one daughter Joy Tennell and her husband Chuck of Bartelsville, Oklahoma; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and one infant son.