Philip R. House

Philip R. House of Lancaster Philip R. House, 72, of Lancaster, passed away peacefully at his home with his sons and his beloved canine guardian, Max, by his side, on Monday, April 22, 2013. Born in Coatesville, he was the son of the late Spencer and Grace House. He was a product of the Coatesville schools and graduated from Sanford Preparatory School in Hockessin, Del. in 1958. He went on to graduate as a registered nurse from Pennsylvania Psychiatric Institute in Philadelphia, West Chester University for his BS degree and then enlisted in the army and became a MediVac helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War. After his tour in the military, he returned to work as a nurse at the VA Hospital in Coatesville. He was also in the Army Reserves and retired with the rank of Major. Philip enjoyed collecting antiques and military historical memorabilia. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Keysteiners Association and the Lancaster Liederkrantz Club in Lancaster, Pa. He is survived by his loving sons, Fritz and Shawn and daughter-in-law, Corinne; granddaughter, Natalie; nieces, Melinda Carnahan and Patty Cover; great-niece Brittany; and great-nephews, Don, Chris, Kyle and Cory. He was preceded in death by his brother, Spencer; his sons, Christopher and Andre; and nephew Clinton. Funeral services are being held at 3 p.m. on Friday, May 3, from the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, with a viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. Interment will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, May 6th, at the Bendersville Cemetery in Bendersville, Pa. Donations in his honor may be sent to the Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602. Online condolences can be posted at

Published in The Daily Local on May 2, 2013