- Grove City, Pennsylvania


August 27, 2013

Clifford L. Filer

Cooper machinist was Purple Heart recipient

BUTLER — Clifford L. Filer of Pine Township (Grove City), passed away at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, in Butler Memorial Hospital. He was 90.

Mr. Filer was born Sept. 21, 1922, in No. 2 Mine, Washington Township, Lawrence County, to John W. Filer and Elizabeth Knight Filer.

He retired from Cooper Energy Services, Grove City, where he was a machinist for 48 years.

As a veteran serving in U.S. Navy during World War II, Mr. Filer was wounded in France on Nov. 18, 1944, and later received the Purple Heart decoration.

He was of the Protestant faith.

Clifford enjoyed everything he did, from golfing, fishing, hunting, bowling, camping and gardening.

His wife, the former Annabel L. Brenneman, whom he married June 15, 1946, survives at home.

Also surviving are four children, Carol A. Young and her husband Gary; Sandra E. Campbell and her husband Robert; and Larry L. Filer and his wife Darlene, all Mercer; and Kathleen L. Myers and her husband Jim, Slippery Rock; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandson.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, John W. Filer; two half-brothers, Clarence and Jim Schell; and four half-sisters, Henrietta Lumley, Velma Little, Gladys Thompson and Beulah Pizor.


Clifford L., 90, Pine Township.

Calling hours: Were Monday (8-19-13) in CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME Inc., 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City.

Service: Funeral service was Monday in the funeral home, with the Rev. David Johnson, pastor of First Baptist Church of Grove City, officiating.

Interment: With military honors in Crestview Memorial Park Inc., Pine Township.

Obituary was published Aug. 21, 2013 in Allied News. Pick up a copy at 201A Erie St., Grove City.

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