“I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Mumma's passing. I just found out by viewing a Facebook posting. What a great guy. It just seemed as if whenever I had a question, he would know the answer. Can't think of one time when he didn't. I left him a couple of messages late last summer, but never heard back from him. I thought he was just traveling somewhere with his team. May he rest in peace.
“Every so often, taking a break from work at the Oakland Museum, Phil would invite me into his office and we'd sit and I'd listen and he'd talk about baseball. He'd tell some great stories, joke around, and then get back to work. He was my favorite boss, ever.
“"The death of a friend is like losing a piece of the mosaic of which we are made."
“Ton,I will carry you in my heart forever.
“I was so sad to hear of Phil's passing. He and I were best friends at Webster Groves High School. He had a fantastic sense of humor and a memory that he would exhibit with baseball and our high school contact trivia. He was always fun to be around, and will be missed greatly.
“My sympathy and condolences to the family. I had great respect for Phil and know that his life was focused on his beautiful daughters - he will be fondly and lovingly remembered always.
“Dear Christina, Diana and Linda, Your father was a singular guy, super intelligent, funny as all get-out, focused in his work, and always ready for a good time. He loved working with young athletes and he loved you three with all his mighty heart. My sincere and warm condolences.
“Phil was a brilliant man...He was a great coach but an equally great writer, scholar, singer, and friend. His number one priority in his life were his three wonderful daughters and his grandchildren. The one word that describes Phil to me is "genuine." He was real and did not put on airs. He was a leader for social justice during his time at the Oakland Museum and was truly a great mind during his tenure at the Museum. He could also belt out a great doo-wop tune and had a...
“I was honored to have grown up with the Mummas and to have played for several of Coach Mumma's OYA sports teams, both basketball and soccer. He always chose me for his teams even though I was a terrible player! He will be missed.
Phillip "Phil" Lance MummaMay 15, 1941 - Sept. 24, 2013Resident of Concord, CAPhillip L. Mumma passed away with his family at his side on September 24, 2013. Phil, as his family and friends knew him, was born on May 15, 1941 in Memphis, Tennessee. He graduated from Webster Groves High...Read More