Dear Jackson Family,
Please accept my sincerest condolences on the passing of Phil. I was a track teammate of Phil at Deptford High for three years, and Phil was one of the key performers of Deptford High's first-ever undefeated sports team in the spring of 1966. Although he was an outstanding athlete, he was a very humble and unassuming person---a true role model. I was proud to consider him a good friend on and off the track. Since those long ago high school years, I only "ran into" Phil a few times, but each time we exchanged big smiles and a warm welcome as we remembered the great times we had as track teammates at Deptford. Whenever I reminisce about the "good old days" and the championship season of 1966, Phil will be in my thoughts.