Robert Phillips

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YELLOW SPRINGS — Robert J. Phillips, age 90 of Yellow Springs passed away at Springfield Regional Medical Center on September 3, 2014. Robert was born on October 31, 1923 to the late John and Mary (Linson) Phillips in Springfield. He was a graduate of Bryan High School, Yellow Springs in 1941. Soon after graduation he began working as a mechanic for Howard Kahoe and later for KBS (Yellow Springs Lumber Co.). He worked at Deaton Hardware for 13 years. He retired from Yellow Springs Instrument Co. He was a devoted member of St. Paul's Catholic Church since childhood where he served in many capacities. Robert is survived by his wife Virginia (Hildebrant), married 69 years. He is survived by a brother, Richard Phillips, nephews, James (Donna) Gray, John (Sue) Gray, Tom (Evelyn) Gray, Mike Gray, Joe Beatty and James Beatty, nieces, Patricia Taylor, Mary (Craig) Conrad, Teresa (Mike Burchett) Phillips, Pam (Warren) Hensley and Roberta (James) Semler. He loved his nephews and nieces as if they were his own. Along with his parents, Robert is preceded in death by his sisters, Norma (Robert) Beatty, Maxine (William) Gray, Marjorie (William) Barbee, brother, William Gordon and nephew Jack Beatty. Robert will be truly missed by his family and many friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at St. Paul Catholic Church, Yellow Springs beginning at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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Jackson Lytle Lewis Funeral Home
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Published in Fairborn Daily Herald from Sept. 5 to Sept. 6, 2014