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Robert W. "Bob" "Bung" Phillips(1932-2012)

COUDERSPORT, Pa. - Robert W. "Bob" "Bung" Phillips, 80, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully in his home to be with his beloved wife and the Lord on Tuesday (Oct. 9, 2012) after a short illness with his loving family at his side.
Born Sept. 18, 1932, in Alma, N.Y., he was a son of Homer and Lucy Woodruff Phillips. On Sept. 1, 1952, in Coudersport, he married Patricia Ann Lyons, who passed away April 28, 2006.
He attended Coudersport schools. Mr. Phillips was the owner of Allegany Auto and Truck Repair in Coudersport.
A longtime resident of Coudersport, he had previously resided in Austin.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Coudersport Alliance Church. He was a former member of Eulalia Lodge No. 342 F&AM in Coudersport. He was an avid hunter and camper, and he enjoyed traveling to Florida, where he loved spending time with his "sunshine gang friends" at Daytona Beach. He also loved to sing and play his guitar. He loved his beagles and his granddogs, Runtser, DumDum, Zoey and Chief.
Surviving are four children, Kathy P. "Mona" (Craig) Cobb of Coudersport, Rick D. (Bonnie) Phillips of Lakeland, Fla., Pam J. (Carl) Sprouse of Coudersport and Lori A. (Jay) Buchanan of Shinglehouse; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; five step-great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Harold Phillips of Port Allegany, Richard (Geanie) Phillips of La Vergne, Tenn., and Ted (Lana) Phillips of Wellsville, N.Y.; a sister, Ginger Perry of Salamanca, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Phillips was predeceased by a son, Michael Phillips; a daughter, Debra Jean Phillips; a great-granddaughter, Adara Lynn Cobb; and several brothers and sisters.
Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Coudersport Alliance Church, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday (Oct. 15, 2012), with the Rev. Bernard Knefley, pastor, and Pastor Sam Crossley, care pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 3544 N. Progress Ave., Harrisburg, PA 17110; the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915; or the Coudersport Alliance Church Music Fund, Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.
A fond memory of Robert may be expressed at www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

Published in The Olean Times Herald on Oct. 11, 2012
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