OBITUARY

Alma E. Filzen

December 31, 1930June 15, 2021
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Alma Filzen of Manchester NJ passed away peacefully on Tuesday June 15, 2021, at her home surrounded by the love of her family and friends. Alma was 90 years old, born in the Bronx, New York, the only child of the late Robert and Alma Page. She graduated from Walton H.S. in the Bronx and attended college at Concordia River Forest in Illinois. It was there that Alma met and married Richard Showers the father of her six children. She briefly taught in Hickory N.C. Alma returned to her “home” in the Bronx where she raised her family and made life long friends. It was where she lost her husband to cancer in 1967. It was also where she met and married her beloved Joseph Filzen. In 1974 the family moved to Salisbury Mills NY where Alma worked in the Cornwall Central H.S. Library. In 2004 they moved to Manchester NJ. Alma loved reading, baking, sewing and helping others. She enjoyed vacationing in Sandbridge Beach VA and the Outer Banks in NC every year with her family, especially her grandchildren. Most of all, she loved her family. Alma cherished her husband Joe and her close bond with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Alma was a devout Christian (Lutheran). She was active in her church and prayer groups. She loved the Lord. Alma is predeceased by her husband Joseph Filzen in 2019. She is survived by her six children. Ruth Hnath and her husband Steve, Lois Kamprath and her partner Bernadette, Paul Filzen and his wife Alicia, Jane Carroll and her husband Chris, John Filzen and his wife Connie, James Filzen and his wife Susan, 13 grandchildren , 20 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Alma’s life celebration will include a visitation on Monday June 28, 2021 from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the Anderson & Campbell Funeral Home, 3010 Ridgeway Rd, Manchester Township, NJ 08759. There will be a Church service on Tuesday June 29, 2021, 11 am at the Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2309 NJ-70 East, Manchester Township, NJ 08759. Alma will be laid to rest at the Brig. General William C. Doyle Veteran Cemetery in Wrightstown, NJ immediately following the Church service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hospice and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 28, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, June 28, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Tuesday, June 29, 2021

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Anthony Giarrafa

July 8, 2021

May you rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this difficult time.

diane disharoon

June 17, 2021

Alma was a mainstay at bible study. Sweet, kind and caring. She will be missed.

Melissa Filzen

June 16, 2021

Mrs. Filzen had the most calming and sweet voice when you spoke with her. There was always a presence about her that made you feel at ease when speaking with her. I am beyond grateful that I was able to celebrate her and Mr. Filzen's 50th wedding anniversary, which was one of the best memories in my life.

It was wonderful to witness the love they shared through the years I got to know them. They are an inspiration to show what true love is and means to me.

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