Philip Fillingham

Obituary of Philip Fillingham

Philip H. "Phil" Fillingham

May 29, 1918 – May 17, 2017

Monroe, NY

Philip H. "Phil" Fillingham passed away Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his home in Monroe, NY. He was 98 years old. Son of the late Frank C. and Beatrice M. Gorsuch Fillingham, he was born May 29, 1918 in Cobham Surrey, England. Phil was the widower of Mona M. Holohan Fillingham who predeceased him in 2000.

Phil was a Veteran of the British Royal Navy. He was a retired Helicopter Pilot for Tenneco, Inc. of Houston, TX, and was a lifetime member of the Twirlybirds (Organization of Pioneer Helicopter Pilots). He was a local freelance photographer and did photography work for the Photo News, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus Council 2079 of Monroe.

Survivors include his daughters: Ann Johnson and her husband Marc of Waco, TX, Mary Fillingham of Monroe, NY; his sons: John Fillingham of Escondido, CA, Philip Fillingham of Cordova, Alaska, Frank Fillingham and his wife Lynn of Jackson, MS; his sisters: Grace B. Loughlin of Worcester Park, Surrey England, Joy Barry of Toronto, Ontario Canada; his five grandchildren: Rachel, Hilary, Sean, Jesse and Emma; and his nine great grandchildren. Phil was predeceased by his daughter Susan and his brother Bernard F. Fillingham.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m on Monday, May 22nd at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Avenue, Monroe, NY. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 23rd at Sacred Heart Church, 26 Still Road, Monroe, NY. Cremation will follow in Cedar Hill Crematory, Middle Hope, NY.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.