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David Phillips Obituary
David Cook Phillips, b. 1943, passed away September 4, 2013 after a brief illness. A partner at William Blair & Company, he worked in the Private Investor division from 1967 to 2001. David's lifelong love of sailing and the outdoors was inspired by his father, a skilled helmsman who helped win the Mackinac Trophy in 1941 on the "Breeze", a 40 foot ketch. With his brother, Frederick Phillips, he co-founded the Deerpath Farm conservation development in Mettawa, Illinois (a 200 acre former dairy farm purchased in 1930 by their step-grandfather, the noted architect and city planner Edward H. Bennett), and spent many happy hours working on the land there to maintain the restored woods, savannahs and prairies. David graduated from Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts, and Tulane University in New Orleans, and served in the U.S. Marines. After retirement, he received his Captain's license from the Chapman School of Seamanship. He leaves his wife Susan Garrett, sons Garrett and Nicholas, his brother Frederick, half-sister Carolyn D'Arcy Nedeau, a step-brother Edward Bennett III, and a step-mother Flora D'Arcy. He was preceded in death by his father David Cook Phillips, his mother Katharine Falley Bennett, his step-father Edward H. Bennett, Jr., and his brother William Abbott Phillips. Memorial service will be private. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Lake Forest Open Lands Association.
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication from Sept. 15 to Sept. 16, 2013
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