Joseph Phillip Peter Rivers
Thank you Phil for your passion, dedication and guidance. He was my boss, quickly became a mentor and friend, and most of all he was like a father. My family and I extend our sincere condolences to Mrs. Rivers, Chris, Mike and the rest of the family.
During a visit to our Normandy American Cemetery in June 1998 I was privileged to meet Mr. Rivers. I was there to have a memorial ceremony for my dad, a fighter pilot who made the supreme sacrifice in the skies of Normandy two weeks after D-Day. Mr. Rivers was most cordial and welcoming! I will never forget him and his care of our honored dead. May he rest in Heavenly Peace. Amen!
Phil's passing has saddened all of us who knew him and called him friend. He was not only my mentor but also as faithfull a friend as one could ask for. He will be missed by not only his family but also by many friends and co workers. I am so prowd that he considered me a friend. Good by Phil, we love you and pray for you. Lee
I am very sad to hear of the passing of my Uncle Phil. God bless my Aunt Josie, Michael and Chris, he was a good man. May you take comfort in knowing he is with angels now. You are all in my thoughts.. Love Marion Rivers
I had the Pleasure and Honor of knowing and working alongside Phil over the last 11 years. I'm saddened by his sudden departure and want to share my deepest condolences with his family. Phil will be missed by many...
Bobby O. Bell
Henri Chapelle American Cemetery