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Phillip Lance "Phil" Mumma 1941 - 2013
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March 09, 2014
I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Mumma's passing. I just found out by viewing a Facebook posting. What a great guy. It just seemed as if whenever I had a question, he would know the answer. Can't think of one time when he didn't. I left him a couple of messages late last summer, but never heard back from him. I thought he was just traveling somewhere with his team. May he rest in peace.
January 14, 2014
Every so often, taking a break from work at the Oakland Museum, Phil would invite me into his office and we'd sit and I'd listen and he'd talk about baseball. He'd tell some great stories, joke around, and then get back to work. He was my favorite boss, ever.
November 20, 2013
"The death of a friend is like losing a piece of the mosaic of which we are made."

November 02, 2013
Ton,I will carry you in my heart forever.
October 20, 2013
I was so sad to hear of Phil's passing. He and I were best friends at Webster Groves High School. He had a fantastic sense of humor and a memory that he would exhibit with baseball and our high school contact trivia. He was always fun to be around, and will be missed greatly.
October 15, 2013
My sympathy and condolences to the family. I had great respect for Phil and know that his life was focused on his beautiful daughters - he will be fondly and lovingly remembered always.
October 09, 2013
Dear Christina, Diana and Linda, Your father was a singular guy, super intelligent, funny as all get-out, focused in his work, and always ready for a good time. He loved working with young athletes and he loved you three with all his mighty heart. My sincere and warm condolences.
October 09, 2013
Phil was a brilliant man...He was a great coach but an equally great writer, scholar, singer, and friend. His number one priority in his life were his three wonderful daughters and his grandchildren. The one word that describes Phil to me is "genuine." He was real and did not put on airs. He was a leader for social justice during his time at the Oakland Museum and was truly a great mind during his tenure at the Museum. He could also belt out a great doo-wop tune and had a fantastic sense of humor. A true Renaissance man and a coach that really cared about his players. I treasure my friendship with Phil and learned so much from him about life during our many lunches! Good bye my friend.
October 09, 2013
I was honored to have grown up with the Mummas and to have played for several of Coach Mumma's OYA sports teams, both basketball and soccer. He always chose me for his teams even though I was a terrible player! He will be missed.
October 08, 2013
Your legacy will carry on with your children and grandchildren. We will miss you very much but we'll see you soon. Love you, Dad. I couldn't have asked for a better father and role model.
October 08, 2013
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