Ed­ward A. Filmyer Jr., M.D.

The Ambler Gazette - - OBITUARIES -

Ed­ward A. Filmyer Jr., M.D., of Glen­side, died Sept. 18, 2012. Born on Feb. 14, 1V18, he was the son of Ed­ward A. Sr. and Anna M. (nee Eger) Filmyer. He had two broth­ers, Bernard G., a Je­suit pri­est, and Wil­liam G., for­mer pres­i­dent of Pi­o­neer Salt & Chem­i­cal Co. He had one sis­ter Laura Wittkofski, of Vir­ginia Beach, Va. The fam­ily lived in Glen­side, Pa.

Ed­ward mar­ried Ruth He­len Sta­ple­ton in 1V46. They bought the home on Lyn­nwood Av­enue in 1V47 DQG UDLVHG fiYH FKLOGUHQ, RuthAnn, Ed­ward, John, Bernard and Michael. He lived there till his death in 2012. He was a life­long res­i­dent of Glen­side and a life­long mem­ber of St. Luke the Evan­ge­list Ro­man Catholic Church.

He at­tended St. Luke’s El­e­men­tary School, Glen­side, Pa., St. Joseph’s Prepara­tory High School, Phila., Pa., St. Joseph’s Col­lege, Phila., Pa., and Jef­fer­son Med­i­cal Col­lege, Phila., Pa.

He was a cap­tain in the U.S. Army Med­i­cal Corps DQG VHUYHG LQ WKH 3DFL­fiF Theater. He was a med­i­cal RI­fiFHU RQ WURRS WUDQVSRUWV bring­ing wounded sol­diers and pris­on­ers of war back to West Coast cities. He also served as a med­i­cal of­fiFHU RQ PHGLFDO WUDLQV WKDW criss­crossed the coun­try de­liv­er­ing wounded sol­diers to their home­town. He was dis­charged in 1V46.

He started a pe­di­atric med­i­cal prac­tice in Glen­side, Pa. af­ter the war. He served the sur­round­ing community for 4P years. (1V47 to 1VV0). He was on the staff of Abing­ton Memo­rial Hospi­tal and Holy Redeemer Hospi­tal. He built his prac­tice and even­tu­ally joined with G. Rus­sell Reiss, MD in 1V60. Filmyer-Reiss served the area un­til 1VV0, when he re­tired. At that time, it was com­mon for doc­tors to make house calls and he be­came known for his gen­uine con­cern for the sick chil­dren.

A funeral Mass was cel­e­brated Satur­day, Sept. 22, at St. Luke the Evan­ge­list Church in Glen­side.

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