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Nelson "Tipp" Phillips

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Nelson "Tipp" Phillips 1931-2008 BERLIN, N.Y.- Nelson"Tipp" Phillips, 76, died Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008 at Bennington Health and Rehab Center following a long illness. Born August 8, 1931 in Detroit, Michigan, son of Marie and George Martin Phillips. The family moved to Petersburg, N.Y. and Nelson and his brothers and sisters grew up on the family farm. He married Katrine Jorgenson on May 26, 1951. He was a member of the Berlin Rescue Squad for many years. He was employed by W.J. Cowee in Berlin until his retirement. He leaves his wife Katrine; a son John and his wife Evelyn of Bennington, Vt.; two grandsons, Joshua of Manchester, Vt., and Nathan of Albany, N.Y.; two brothers, Tom and Robert; three sisters, Velma Poehlman, Arlene Polumbo and Dolores Kimball, along with many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by five brothers: George, Kenneth "Tim", Bill, Earl and Lynwood, and a sister, Sandy Gootermote. Nelson has donated his body to the Anatomical Program at Albany Medical College. There will be no calling hours. A service will be planned at a later date. If you wish to make donations, please send to the Berlin Rescue Squad, Berlin, NY 12022.]]>
Published in Bennington Banner on Feb. 17, 2008
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