Edward A. Filmyer Jr., M.D.
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.