• Lima Family Santa Clara Mortuary
    Santa Clara, CA
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Philip Robert Amend 1941 - 2011
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September 11, 2013
My sincere condolences to Eleanor and David. We have never met but we all know Phil. I had but a couple of years socializing with Phil as we shared both Beloit and Notre Dame connections (I was a St. Mary's girl.) He was fun in spirit and Faith. His family has deep roots in Beloit. I grew up attending St.Peter's in South Beloit and wondered in my youth about the stained glass window titled Amend. Were they going to change it? Phil enlightened me! I will think of Phil as I watch the upcoming ND/Purdue game. Which is why I searched for him. I am so sad that he is gone.
April 11, 2012
Found out about Phil through the Spring edition of the NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE. Phil and I were classmates at UND and were close as the EE class consisted of about 25 students. Phil will always be remembered as a friend and man who honored the ND traditions and values.

John Imperial, ND 1963
August 30, 2011
Dear Eleanor and Dan,

We are greatly sorry for you loss. Our hearts go out to the family in this time of need. Uncle Phil will be missed dearly by many. He left many people with cherished memories of the time spent with them. Your family is in our prayers.

Love always,

David, Tina & children
August 29, 2011
Phil was my boss, friend and mentor at Britton-Lee in Santa Clara during the 1980's. I have only fond memories of him and Eleanor. Phil was a generous and kind soul who made a difference in my life. We shared many long conversations. Fortunately, I was able to express my love to him recently. Eleanor, you and Phil are in my heart.
August 25, 2011
Phil, Thanks for your kindness and teaching me about courage.
You will be missed and thought of at 9:22 am every Tuesday.
August 24, 2011
Dear Aunty El and Dan,

It grieves me that I can't be with you today an share in the remembrance of uncle Phil. It frustrates me that I am only a five hour drive away today, and am physically closer than I have ever been. But if uncle Phil taught me anything, it was to realize that there is more than one way to look at things. I learned that lesson in Thunder Bay, at Birch Beach. When uncle Phil took me aside and taught me to recite the alphabet in reverse. That day he helped me understand that there is always another way, or a different view. And in that I am happy to remember him this way, and to send my love to you. Although I can't be with you today you are in m thoughts, and I know that the man may be gone, but his examples and stories will live on amongst our friends and families.
I lobe you all, and miss you uncle Phil.

Marcus Chenier
August 23, 2011
Dear Eleanor and Dan-
What a wonderful tribute to Phil on the website. We will always remember that smile--for it was part of him. Indeed, I cannot ever recall seeing Phil when he wasn't smiling. He brought joy to all of us.

Our hearts go out to you and the family. Hopefully we will see you next summer as we're planning a family reunion in Beloit in July.

A contribution in Phil's name has been made to Hospice of the Valley, Santa Clara County.

Mort and Sue Huber and family
Dan and Pat Huber and family
Jim and Joyce Huber and family
August 23, 2011
Dear Aunty El, Dan, Priscilla and boys,

I was very sorry to hear about Uncle Phil passing and am sending you my deepest condolences. I'm sorry that I can't be with you tomorrow to say goodbye. When I saw the family picture that you sent to everyone on the long weekend at Birch Beach, I was glad to see that Uncle Phil still had that big, one of a kind smile on his face. I couldn't help but smile right along with him. I will always remember his sense of humor, the few times that I was lucky enough to play a round of golf with him, and having him ride along with me in the grain truck at harvest time in Saskatchewan offering his advise on how to procure the neighbors land! He was a good man and will be greatly missed.
All our love,
Cory, Brandi, Julia, and Dylan.
August 23, 2011
Dear Eleanor, Dan, Priscilla and family.

I'm sorry I can't be with you tomorrow for the celebration of Phil's life. I appreciated being able to see him a few weeks ago when Cathie and I were in Santa Clara. I particularly enjoyed seeing that as ill as he was, he had not lost his touch in providing ongoing commentary about Eleanor's choice of route to the restaurant. I am also very greatful that I had the opportunity to have one last short visit with Phil to say our goodbye's in person. As you gather for the service tomorrow remember that Jesus says that when two or more are gathered in my name, I am in their midst. May the calming hand of the Lord be upon you all tomorrow to bring you peace and strenght
August 22, 2011
Dear Aunt El;
Laura and I are very sorry for your loss. We were so glad that you and Phil could make it back to Wisconsin last year. It was great to have all of the Amend uncles and aunts together, for one last celebration. It reminded me of when we were kids and we would all get together at Lake Delavan for summer vacations.
It was wonderful that Phil was in good heatlh and great spirits the last time he was here; that is how we will always remember him.
Mike and Laura
August 22, 2011
Dear Eleanor and Daniel,
Please accept our sympathy and love. In remembering Phil I have to smile thinking back to his first days in Thunder Bay when he tried so hard to win your attention Eleanor; when he secretly took skiing lessons before meeting you on the hills; when he nearly turned blue showing you how well he could water ski in Lake Superior and dancing at the college...
And years later when you were both so proud of your boys at Notre Dame graduation weekends. So many good memories........

Love to you all, Vivian and Marc
August 22, 2011
Eleanor, Dan, Priscilla and Family

We only get to play one round in the big picture and Phil played it with gusto. He left ball marks on every one of us and we will cherish those moments forever. As we all continue down the big fairway of life we can draw strength from his courage, direction from his wisdom and focus, and joy from his outstanding, albeit unique sense of humor. He was a gentleman and a scholar as well as a cornerstone of our family. He will be missed, however his legacy will always be remembered and often discussed on everyones nineteenth hole.
August 22, 2011
Dear Aunty El, Dan, Priscilla and boys,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. We called him "Jack", a cross between Nicklaus and Nicholson. He was awesome on the course, sharp, clever, humorous, and entertaining off of it. Uncle Phil was one of a kind, he had it all. I learned a lot from him and loved his advice. From England to India, Korea and China, he'd traveled a lot and always gave me a few tips, for the country I was headed to next. I will cherish forever the memories of our times together in Canada and especially in California. He was a great man, and will be missed by many.
With all our love,
Nate and Hye Ran
August 20, 2011
Dear Aunty El, Dan, Priscilla, Alex, Max & Charles,

I was very sorry to hear about Uncle Phil's passing and send you my deepest condolences during this difficult time. Uncle Phil was an incredibly special person and I hold fond memories of our time together during your visit to Winnipeg. His legacy will live on in all those who knew and loved him.

You have been, and will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Lots of Love, Margaux
August 19, 2011
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
August 19, 2011
Eleanor, Dan Amend and Family

I remember Phil and the entire family well back on Bellwood.

My prayers are with the entire family, and well wishes
August 18, 2011
Dear Amend family
My thoughts are with you in your time of loss. I knew Phil throughout our school years in Beloit. The pictures you shared show his love of family and extensive travels, which I'm sure he enjoyed.
God bless you all!
Barb (Dempsey) Kaster
August 17, 2011
Aunty El, Dan and Priscilla, and Boys,
We were very sad to hear of Uncle Phil's passing. He was a very special person, known for his great sense of humor and love of family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. While we can't be with you in person to share your grief, know that each of you are in our prayers.
With all our love,
Rob, Jess and Addison Brassard
August 17, 2011
Dear Amend Family:
I am so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We were friends for many years and have good memories of him. Was very glad to see him at our 45th reunion.
Mickey Barraco McCormick
August 16, 2011
Dear Eleanor, Dan and family,
Truly a loss too early in all of our lives. Uncle Phil always provided sound counsel and wished only the best for our girls. He will be missed yet always remembered. Our sympathies,
August 16, 2011
Dear El,Dan,Pricilla,and Boys,
I treasure my last few days that I spent with Phil. He was a wonderful brother and I will miss all of our phone conversations over the years, but especially the ones during the past few months. He was so couragous, positve, and offered his brotherly advise, humor, and love. I will miss
him so much. El, thank you for being
his soul mate and his angel who always was at his side and took care of him. You were his treasure, his rock, and, best friend. For that, I will always be grateful and I will always be here if you need anything.
Love and Hugs,
Marjo (his little sister)
August 16, 2011
Aunty Elenore, Dan and family, we just wanted to let you know how sorry we are for your loss. I never had the opportunity to meet uncle Phil but judging by the pictures and the rest of the Zanette clan I'm sure he was amazing! I'm so sorry to have lost the opportunity to get to know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 16, 2011
We just received the news about Phil. I spoke with him a few months ago. We had great times together in our days at Beloit Catholic High and wonderful memories of our 45th class reunion here in Minnesota. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Sincerest regards, Maetta & Fred Jurewicz
August 16, 2011
Dear Eleanor,Dan,Priscilla & boys,
Our hearts go out to all of you. Sorry we can't be there for Phil's memorial, but know we have you in our prayers. El, the remeberance lights are burning every night amongst the flowers. Love, John & Ariel
August 16, 2011
Eleanor and Dan, Deb and I are sorry we can't be with you at this time. We keep you in our heart and remember foundly the moments we shatred with Phil, both in Thunder Bay and California. I especially remember tha many Phil & Rino episodes, they were unique to say the least! Hope to see you all sometime soon. Much Love.
August 16, 2011
Hi Eleanor and Dan, we are sorry we can't be there with you. Deb and I really enjoyed our times with Phil especially on our trip to california. I always thought Rino was one of a kind, but so was Phil and he will be sorely missed. Deb and I will keep you in our heart and we hope to see you all sometime soon.
August 16, 2011
Dear El, Dan and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. Carol and I will always remember seeing Phil during his power walks around the neighborhood. There was no mistaking his booming voice as he greeted us with a "Hi, Carol and John". We will miss him.

The Michnowicz Family
August 16, 2011
EL, Dan and Family .... Thinking of you and everyone else that was touched by his existence. The pictures you posted of Phil are wonderful . Our little William has a lot of the same physical characteristics as Phil. Peace and Love to all. Annie Dan Lauren Kate William and Bean
August 16, 2011
Auntie El, Dan, Priscilla and the boys, we are very sorry to hear of Uncle Phil's passing. We will have many wonderful memories, especially his humour,friendliness, and passion. We are praying for you and your family.
August 16, 2011
Dear Aunty El, Dan and family. I am so sorry to hear that Uncle Phil has left us. However, I am very happy as now Peter has his daddy with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and i will always remember the great times with Unlce phil. lots of love Vicki, Al and Hayley
August 15, 2011
Dear Amend Family,

I can only remember meeting Uncle Phil once at the Zanette family's sacred home of Birch Beach. However, it only takes one occassion to know when you meet someone great. While his life has come to an end, the legacy of who he was will remain forever in the minds of those who were lucky enough to know him, and in the hearts of those who felt his love. He will be greatly missed.
August 15, 2011
Dear Amend Family,
We are so sorry to hear the sad news about Uncle Phil. Looking at his picture reminds me of how much joy and laughter he brought to those around him. His sense of humor and competitive spirit, especially on the golf course, will be greatly missed. I am so proud and feel so blessed to have had him as my uncle. We are thinking about you and praying for you all.
"Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. And do everything with love." 1 Corinthians 16:13
Teralynn and Luke
August 15, 2011
Dear El, Dan, Priscilla, and boys,
We are with you in spirit as our journey continues. We will all be lost for a while without Phil. Our visit in June was extra special and we are thankful we made the trip. Our walk through the Redwoods ws very special and will be a lasting memory. We have a mass scheduled for September as a memorial for Phil. We are always here, El if you need anything. Our love and prayers are with you.
August 15, 2011
Auntie El, Dan, Priscilla and boys,
We were so sorry to hear of Uncle Phil's passing. He was a wonderful man, and he will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him. I will always remember his wit and his smile, and am grateful for the wonderful memories we have to remember. We are sending you hugs from afar, and wish we could be there with you. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
All our love,
Peter, Tammy, Janetta, Alexa and David
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