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.