Gary  Filer


Gary Alan Filer, 69, of Mercer, passed away at his residence at 8:46 a.m. on Wednesday (July 3, 2019) after a three-month battle with cancer.
Gary was born in Mercer on July 16, 1949, to Kenneth and Alberta Pearson Filer.
He previously worked at ITT Reznor in Mercer and then retired from General Electric in Grove City.
Gary was a member of Bethany Presbyterian Church in Mercer.
He was a graduate of Mercer High School, an Air Force veteran, member of Mercer VFW and Jackson Center Field and Stream Club.
Gary enjoyed archery hunting, Sunday Steeler games with family and friends, new adventures, and spending time with his grandsons and great-grandson.
Gary is survived by: his son, Christopher (Valorie) Filer of Mercer; daughter, Erin (John) Greggs of Mercer; two brothers, Thomas (Nancy Jo) Filer of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Kenneth (Marcia) Filer of Erie; three grandsons, Logan Filer, Brayden Filer and James Greggs; and a great-grandson, Nation Filer.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Susan Book Filer, whom he married on Aug. 14, 1971 and who died on Dec. 30, 2008; and one nephew, Kent "Trey" Filer.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: PA Wounded Warriors, 1117 Country Club Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011.

Gary Alan, 69, of Mercer.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday (7-8-19) at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Tuesday (7-9-19) at the funeral home with Rev. Dr. Peter Dembroski officiating.
Burial: Crestview Memorial Park, Pine Township, where military honors will be rendered.
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Published on July 4, 2019
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