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CHRISTOPHE, Philip A. "Phil" Age 86, of Chatham, and formerly of Needham, passed away on December 20, 2018. Phil was born and raised in Needham and graduated from Needham High School, Dartmouth College and the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration. Before his retirement, he was President and CEO of Rochester Shoe Tree Company, and previously worked as Vice President of Finance and Administration at Worthen Industries. Phil served in the U.S. Army. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Carol (Hunter) Christophe and children David (Marti) Christophe of Chatham; Stephen (Katherine) Christophe of Clifton, VA; and Karen (Pres) Romeyn of Darien, CT. "Pops" is also survived by grandchildren; Marianna (Auston) Beck, David Christophe Jr., Andrew Christophe, Sarah Christophe, Philip Christophe II, Henry Romeyn, Ted Romeyn, Max Romeyn, and, great-grand daughters Ainsley and Elodie Beck. In his free time, Phil loved to sail, play golf, and most of all spend time with family. For many years, he and Carol wintered in Naples, FL, where they enjoyed golf and dining with friends at the Country Club of Naples. In Chatham, Phil volunteered at Chatham A's games, the Railroad Museum, and St. Christopher's Thrift Shop. In addition, he was a member of the Chatham Retired Men's Club. Phil was also past president of the Needham YMCA, a trustee at both First Mutual of Boston and Glover Memorial Hospital, and a member of the Christ Episcopal Church (Needham) vestry. A Memorial Service will be held in the Chapel of Christ Episcopal Church, 1132 Highland Ave, Needham, on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Cape Cod Healthcare Foundation-VNA Hospice, P.O. Box 370, Hyannis, MA 02601 or at www.capecodhealth.org/give. To share a memory of Phil, please visit www.eatonfuneralhome.com Eaton Funeral Home 781-444-0201
Published in The Boston Globe on Jan. 13, 2019
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