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May 28, 2015
Still remembered and still missed.

Linda Lambiase
February 11, 2014
Phil was a brilliant man. He was my friend. It's the end of an era.
January 28, 2014
Phil embodied the power of international science and technology to change the world---he lived it, breathed it,cultivated it, and even enjoyed its fruits (in the form of food and wine, especially in Paris!)! There wasn't a sole alive who came into contact with Phil who didn't come away knowing what UNESCO, ICSU, and NATO stood for--not just the name, but the impact. He was a gift to humanity and a savior of the earth. I miss him already.

Shere Abbott, Cazenovia, New York
January 24, 2014
What can I say? I am at a lost on commenting just how wonderful this man, Phil, really was. I only had the privilege to have know him for a short time, though I felt like I knew him a lot longer. That was just one of his many good traits. Phil would just open right up to a person, sharing his thoughts, experiences, and intelligence. It never matter who you were, where you were from, or what your accomplishments where. As much as he loved talking, his knack for listening to others was just as keen. All that this great man had achieved earlier in his live and he couldn't have been more humble. Another one of his many "JUST WONDERFUL" qualities passed down to both his kids and grandkids. Though he was a client of mine, I will always look at him as my friend. And as for caring for him, I often felt like it was the other way around. I will miss him very much, as I'm sure others will as well. My condolences to all the family.
January 20, 2014
Deeply saddened to learn of the death of Phil Hemily, mentor and friend. Phil and I met at the National Research Council in the 1990s, and I hold dear memories of time shared with Phil and Kathryn in their Georgetown garden. Phil knew everyone in the S&T community, or maybe, everyone knew Phil. Either way, his outreach was boundless, and his ability to bring people together across countries and continents was extraordinary. I admired his intellect, enjoyed his humor, and respected his wealth of experience, all of which he shared generously, but most of all I will miss his warmth and joie de vivre. My family joins me in sending condolences to his children and grandchildren.
January 20, 2014
Jan 20,2014
Our sincere sympathy to Phils family. We always enjoyed our visits with him and Kathryn when we were in the Sarasota area. He was a great friend and we always enjoyed hearing about his life adventures. He will be missed.
Donna and Monte Smith
January 18, 2014
Visiting or talking to Phil was always a walk down memory lane. He was able to tell you a story about his life and transport you there. His words always included sights, sounds, taste and smells that allowed you to remember these wonderful stories, although you were never there to witness them first hand. He was always welcoming and wanted to connect with you about your thoughts, experiences and life stories. His human connection is what made him so special to us all. My hope is that he and Katherine are resting in peace.
January 18, 2014
My sincere condolences for the loss of your dear love one. The God of comfort promises to "without fail show you favor at the sound of your outcry; as soon as he hears it he will actually answer you. Isaiah 30:19. He will strengthen and fortify you to endure during your grieving process.
January 18, 2014
Phil and Kathryn were full of warmth, joy in life, and appreciation of the people of all sorts who were around them. They listened carefully and cared deeply. They were generous with help and support. Their very compact home was always open to family, friends and colleagues from out of town. Meals were delicious, accompanied by ample good wine, wonderful company and thoughtful, lively conversation about interesting ideas. They relished the many brilliant, interesting, and passionate people that their community and international professional work brought into their lives. Phil was lucky that the Internet arrived so he could reach out and stay in touch with his precious network of friends and colleagues when he could no longer travel. In the face of increasing physical challenges, Phil kept his interest in those around him, and sharp intelligence to the very end. I will always think of him with deep affection and admiration.
January 17, 2014
Phil was always a good friend to me whenever I saw my dear Aunt Kathryn. I will always miss their intelligent, rarefied world of ideas and progressive values.

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