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PHILIP B. CHENOK

CHENOK--Philip B., Died peacefully on February 12 at age 77, following a brief illness. Predeceased by his loving parents, Anna and Irving Chenok. Beloved husband of Linda Stack. Devoted father of David (Kati) and Daniel (Jill). Doting grandfather of Melissa, Elizabeth, Hannah, Ava, and Mira. Phil served as president and CEO of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) from 1980 to 1995. His book, "Foundations for the Future," details the increasing complexity of business transactions, reporting obligations, and role of technology during the period of his stewardship, and the response of the accounting profession to these changes; Phil also focused much attention on the need for transparency and high ethics across the profession. Prior to his service as AICPA President, Phil was a Partner with Main Hurdman, during which time he served as chairman of the AICPA's Auditing Standards Board, and was one of three delegates to the Accountants' International Study Group. He was proud to have recently attended the 100th anniversary of the AICPA as an honored guest. After his AICPA tenure concluded, Phil served as a visiting professor of accounting at New York University's Stern School of Business. In recent years, he retired with Linda to Tucson, AZ, where he served on finance-related committees, and enjoyed playing frequent golf. Funeral services will be held Friday, February 15 at 2pm at Fairchild and Sons Funeral Home, 1201 Franklin Avenue in Garden City, LI. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name can be made to the Tucson Museum of Art, where he served on the Financial Committee.


Published in The New York Times on Feb. 14, 2013
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