We remember when Barbara first met Phil.
Here was this guy with huge side burns and my first impression was a real tough guy who drove a camaro, great brother in-law in my book. Being Barb's younger brother, I could tell that Phil was the guy in Barb's future. Beside the tough guy appearance, once you got to know Phil, you realized he was a prankster, always coming up with clever comments for any situation. We always looked forward to seeing Barb and Phil and we had plenty of opportunties during our weekly vists with Ann and Arno.
One of the most memorable moments we would like to share with you is the time when we went to North Carolina in the 70's. Arno, Ann, me, Barb and Phil went to Franklin NC to spend a week in the cabin. At the time Ann and I were not married so we weren't allowed too sleep in the same room. So my buddy Phil got with my dad to discuss the prior history of the house and communicated to me that a ghost named Agnes lived in the living room where I had to sleep. Needless to say I was awake most of the night while the rest of the crew slept like babies. The next morning I found out the house spirit (Agnes) was all fabricated by Phil. Once again Phil got me. We will always love Phil, his humor and will miss him dearly.
I worked with Phil for about 6 years. He always gave 110% to whatever he was doing. He always had a story to tell or a quick joke. He will be missed for a long time at the office
Dad and I had a great relationship. It wasn't just father and son. We were coworkers, best friends and father and son. Not many people can say that about their father. He has helped and guided me with my faith, work and my personnel life. If there was anyone who lived the modow "live,laugh and love" it was my father. He will never be forgotten and his influence will continue to flourish.
I still have fond memories of Philip from high school. Prayers and condolences to the family.
Dear Barbara, Rosamond, Betty and all the family,
We are so sorry to hear about Phil. Our hearts are with you.
Love, Cousin Tootsie, Dee Dee and family