A year has passed and my heart aches more than I ever thought possible. Watching you grow into such a handsome, accomplished, and incredibly intellegent man gave us both such joy. Words could never express the pride and love your mother and I had for you. You left too soon, but I know you are in the arms of the Lord and I look forward to the day we meet again in Heaven.
I would like to thank everyone who shared in Phillip's life. He made life special for all of us.
Phillip, Christmas time will never be the same without you. How I miss you. I don't have the words to express the deep sorrow your abscence has left in my heart. I love you and miss you so very much. Merry Christmas and may you be celebrating with the angels in heaven. I know you have been reunited with your mom and grandpa. Love you, Aunt Sandra
Phillip, my Hero. It's been three months and 11 days you left us. Each 9-11 you are ever in my thoughts and hearts. I pray you have found peace and comfort. My beautiful nephew I love you and always will.
Nope, my life in Maryland wouldn't have been nearly as exciting, interesting, or laugh-filled without you guys and to hear that Phil passed away is a big blow. I treasure the memories of our times together, whether hanging out at your house with Chloe, waiting for something to happen at the PG firehouse, or best of all, the drive to West Virginia for whitewater rafting. Phil was a very very special human being and the world is a better place for having him around as long as it did.
The day that Phil and Nop moved into University Park in 1999 they began volunteering in community activities and quickly became an integral part of the fabric of our town. In 2000, there were two vacancies on the Town Board of Elections, and as Mayor (2000-2006), I had the pleasure of appointing both Phil and Nope to fill those positions. And right away, as you might expect, Phil started to use his skills to begin reorganizing and automating the records. And then in 2003, they decided to move to northern Virginia which was closer to their work which was a big loss to our small suburban Maryland community.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the McKee family and to Nope.