Nancy Alice Philp

Nancy Alice Philp

AGE: 81 • Forked River

Nancy Alice Philp, 81, of Forked River, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013. She was born in Bergenfield on Aug. 23, 1931 to the late David and Alice Philp, being their only child. She spent her early years in Teaneck, graduating from Teaneck HS in 1949. Nancy graduated from Endicott Junior College and Ohio University. She taught physical education at Ridgewood HS for many years, retiring in 1989. After retirement, Nancy and her longtime companion, the late Lois Guthrie, transformed their vacation cottage on the lagoon in Forked River into their comfortable permanent home, where she generously shared her lifelong affection and use in her seaworthy boats with many friends. Nancy was active in the Forked River Presbyterian Church, the Woman's Club of Lacey, and with various other interests.

Nancy is survived by two cousins, Muriel Anderson of Basking Ridge, and Lawrence Mounce of West Baldwin, Maine, and their respective families.

Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013 at the Forked River Presbyterian Church, 131 North Main St. (Rt. 9), Forked River, NJ 08731 under the direction of Growney Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Forked River Presbyterian Church or in memory of Nancy A. Philp.


Published in Asbury Park Press on May 19, 2013