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Richard J. Phillips

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Richard J. Phillips
age 72, of Alliance, passed away peacefully, April 26, 2014 at Alliance Community Hospital with his family by his side. A lifelong resident of Alliance, Richard was born Feb. 26, 1942 to the late Earl and Mildred (Vrzak) Phillips. Richard was employed as an engineer at The Timken Company, retiring after 40 years of service. He entertained many playing with his band The Detours and later playing with professional traveling bands. Richard was a lifelong member of the V.F.W. Post 1036.
He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Joellen (Hadbavny) Phillips; son, Rick (Malissa Miller) Phillips of Alliance; daughter, Rayna (Tom) Bugara of Louisville; granddaughter, Tara Phillips of Ocean Isle, N.C.; grandson, Chris Elkins of Plantation, Fla.; great-grandchildren, Hunter and Harmony Mangus of Ocean Isle, N.C.; and sister, Rosemary (George) Hudson of Lakeland, Fla.
In accordance to Richard's wishes, he will be cremated. A Celebration of his life will be held Tuesday, April 29 from 1-3 p.m. at the V.F.W. Post 1036, 1036 E. State St. Alliance, Ohio 44601. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Richard's memory to Angels of Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield, Ohio 44406, or V.F.W. Post 136. Arrangements are by Cassaday-Turkle-Christian Funeral Home. Friends may register online at:
www.ctcfuneral.com
Cassaday-Turkle-Christian, 330-823-1050


Published in The Repository on Apr. 28, 2014
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