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James Filkins, Jr.

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James "Jim" Henry Filkins Jr., 77 of Troy, New York, passed away April, 29, 2017. Jim was born in Troy, NY, he was the son of Lillian M. Filkins and James Henry Filkins Sr.

Jim was a graduate of Troy High School, and served in the Army. He worked for Hartford Insurance and Dulles Airport Authority.

Jim is survived by his daughter Terry M. Morris and grandson Donny Morris. His hobbies included, coin and stamp collecting,  car racing, and fishing. He loved spending time with family and friends.

His charities were St. Jude Children's Hospital, and the National Humane Society.

Charitable donations may be made to:

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/

Humane Society of the United States
1255 23rd St NW, Washington, D.C DC 20037
Web: https://secure.humanesociety.org/site/SPageServer?pagename=splash&prefill=35&s_src=ad_gg_search_0101

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Jim was a contractor with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority's Risk Management department when I was the Payroll Manager. We worked together on workers' compensation cases. He was a consummate professional in his work, knowledgeable, willing to explain and teach. He had a quirky sense of humor and was quick with an appropriate come back. The last time I spoke with him, he said that his contract had expired and that he was moving to North Carolina where the living was easier and cheaper and the golf wonderful. RIP, Jim.

Jeanne Cahoon May 5 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of James Jr.

Vladimir Vujovic May 5 2017 12:00 AM