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JARDINE, PHILIP MICHAEL, PhD - age 54, of Knoxville, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Phil was a member of Sacred Heart Cathedral. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware and obtained his Ph.D. in soil chemistry from Virginia Tech. Phil worked in research at ORNL for 25 years, during which time he was a TOYA recipient (Ten Outstanding Young Americans) for his contributions to the science field. Phil went on to become a research professor at the University of Tennessee. He was an outdoorsman at heart enjoying everything from hiking to motor cross. Phil was a selfless individual and a devoted father. He was passionate about his family, his work, and all animals. He is survived by his children, Philip Anthony Jardine and Meg Jardine; his parents, Philip and Eileen Jardine, of West Chester, Pennsylvania; sister, Denise Kurman and husband Patrick, of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania; brother, Joseph David Jardine, of Columbus, Ohio. The funeral mass will be on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral with Reverend Father Arthur Torres officiating, followed by an interment at Edgewood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in Phil's name be made to Catholic Charities, 119 Dameron Ave, Knoxville, TN 37917. The family will receive friends on Monday morning from 9:00 - 10:25 a.m. at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Arrangements by Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel. Online condolences may be made at

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Rose Mortuary Mann Heritage Chapel
6200 Kingston Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
(865) 588-8578
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from July 12 to July 13, 2014
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