Our beloved Edward Filipek, age 84, of Aldie, VA passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at his home with his family by his side.
Born on March 3, 1934 in Raleigh, WV, he was the son of the late Anton and Nellie (Byke) Filipek. Ed was raised with 11 other siblings in a coal mining community during the Depression. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1952-1954, where he attended Machinist School. Ed worked as a Machinist in various auto factories and machine shops in Cleveland, OH and in Northern Virginia, where he ultimately made his home.
Ed was a master woodworker. On his own, he built his home in Aldie from the ground up during his spare time on weekends, meanwhile living and working in the Fairfax County area. Over the years, Ed built many custom pieces of furniture in the home which the family is very proud of.
Ed was an extremely humble, intelligent, and a down-to-earth man. Ed was perfectly content living a simplistic life in the home that he loved.
He is survived by: His wife Nancy Filipek. Daughters Beverly (Bill) Elgin and Kathleen Keller. Grandchildren: Adrienne Kelly, Morgan Crenshaw, Taylor Elgin, Joseph Elgin and Billy Elgin. God Son: Chris (Holly) Fisher and their children, Tanner and Regan.
Ed’s surviving siblings are Walter Filipek, Rosie Bozo, Theodore (Barbara) Filipek and Andrew (Trudy) Filipek.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, 2018 at 2 p.m. at Aldie United Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Highway in Aldie, VA 20105.
Donations can be made to VITAS Healthcare, 1604 Spring Hill Road, Suite 450, Vienna, VA 22182. Online condolences may be expressed at www.Loudounfuneralchapel.com
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