|Birth: ||Dec. 6, 1927|
|Death: ||Mar. 15, 1985|
Mike Fillo was a lifetime resident of McKeesport, Pennsylvania. His first job while attending school was at a fruit and vegetable market in Downtown McKeesport. He graduated McKeesport High School Class of 1945 and joined the Army and served during the post WW II era in the Pacific arena repairing electronic gear. After the military, he worked for United States Steel, National Tube Company in McKeesport. His hobbies included fishing and a little hunting but his greatest love was playing the accordion. He and his brother-in-law, another accomplished accordionist provided entertainment at all the family gatherings. In later years, he would jam with his two guitar playing nephews and home record popular tunes of the 50's and 60's in addition to the traditional polkas. He loved the Lawrence Welk Show and especially Jo Ann Castle.
Mike had a 1951 Ford that he kept running until 1963 (with the help of another brother-in-law) in a time when most cars rotted out in 3 to 4 years. He loved to drive his nieces and nephews through the hills of Duquesne and pull negative G's on the way to Kennywood Park. Everyone loved that old Ford and when it was scrapped, he didn't replace it for another 20 years because nothing struck his fancy. It was fortunate that he was able to walk to work and most other trips were taken on the bus lines.
He attended Douglas Business College in McKeesport and Allegheny Tech in Pittsburgh to further enhance his knowledge of electronics. He was also bilingual with Slovak as the language of his parents.
Mike was an inspiration to all of his nieces and nephews urging them to seek high goals for themselves.
Andrej Stefan Fillo (1894 - 1950)
Mary Egrie Fillo (1898 - 1985)
Mary Jeanette Fillo Hancharik (1926 - 1983)*
Michael Joseph Fillo (1927 - 1985)
Evelyn J. Fillo Gilmore (1930 - 2004)*
Nancy J. Fillo Kustra (1934 - 2013)*
Created by: Gary Hancharik
Record added: Mar 14, 2010
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