Dennis J. Filson, Sr., 70, of North Huntingdon, died Friday November 10, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital. He was born July 25, 1947 in McKeesport and was the son of the late Josiah B. "Mike"and Mabel Utt Filson. Dennis was a draftsman for over 23 years at Tenova Core. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and the former St. Pius Church. He was also a member of The 11th Ward Mens Welfare Association, PNA Lodge 352, The Hartford Heights Fire Hall and The McKeesport Sportsmen's Association . Dennis was a surrogate father to Truck Company Marines, and his bulldog, Spike. He was an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts Troop 907 and with the former St. Pius Church in McKeesport. Dennis is survived by his wife, Deborah M. Trepanowski Filson of North Huntingdon, sons, Dennis J. Filson, Jr., Casey J. (Kelley), John M. (Janell) and Justin M. (Fiancée Becca) Filson all of McKeesport, Pappap Gumball to 8 grandchildren, Eden, Owen, McKenna, Patrick, Gavin, Jackson, Josie and John Jr., brother, Duane (JoAnne) Filson of Ligonier, Mother-in-law, Betty Trepanowski, sister-in-law, Paula (Jim) Pope, brother-in-law, John (Casi) Trepanowski, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Geraldine Banks and sister, Judy Filson. Friends are welcome from Sunday, November 12, 2017 from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm at the Gilbert Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1638 Lincoln Way, White Oak, (412) 672-6322 Troy J. Gilbert, Director. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Corpus Christi Parish on Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:00 noon with The Rev. Steven M. Palsa, officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Mary Czestochowa Cemetery, White Oak. Condolences may be made at Gilbertfuneralhomeandcrematory.com
Originally published November 10, 2017.