Philip L Weitz
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January 27, 1932 - March 24, 2013
Philip L. Weitz, 81 died Sunday, March 24, 2013. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, April 27th at the Caldwell Elks Lodge from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Private inurnment services were under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.
Phil was born in Los Angeles, California on January 27, 1932 to George A. and Gertrude Holmes Weitz. As a young boy, the family moved to Idaho where Phil spent many years working the family produce business.
Phil graduated from Caldwell High School in 1950. He graduated from the University of Idaho in 1954 where he played on the Vandal Golf Team and was a member of the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
After graduation, Phil married Helen Frances West on March 29, 1955. For eighteen months, they lived in Germany and traveled through Europe during his service with the Army.
When he returned, he joined his brother, George and their father on the family farming operation.
Phil and Helen raised three sons, Dan, David and John. Phil enjoyed many years of golfing with George and his friends. He played in numerous tournaments in the Treasure Valley winning The Labor Day Tournament four out of five years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Helen, and his brother, George.
Phil is survived by his sisters, Margaret Walker and Nancy (Otto) Leuschel; his sons, Dan (Cheryl), Dave (Katie) and John (Melinda); and his grandchildren, Sarah, Philip, Jesse, Mollie, Henry, Max, Megan, Jake, and Josh.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Phil's name to Caldwell High School Golf, 3801 S Indiana Ave, Caldwell, ID 83605.
Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue
Caldwell, ID 83605
Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Apr. 21, 2013