Philip Robert Varian, 78, of Pensacola, passed away on Friday, November 30, 2012.
Born on October 14, 1934 in Rockaway Beach, NY to the late Vivian (Jamieson) and George Varian. He spent his early years on Long Island, receiving a BS at Hofstra University and a Masters of Business Administration at CW Post. He spent many years at AIL/Cutler Hammer and Pall Corp. working as a quality control engineer.
In more recent years, he owned and operated Video Hut, in Perdido Key. "Mr. Phil", as he was fondly called, was known for his uncanny ability to recall peoples names.
A long time Jazz Society member, he was a genuinely kind person with a sweet smile. He loved barbeque get-togethers with family, talking politics, jazz and bluegrass music and doting on the grandchildren who knew him as "Pop Pop".
Left behind to cherish his memory, his wife of 50 years, Cynthia; brother, Jamieson (Joanne)Varian; daughters, Heather and Pamela and son-in-law, Scott; adored grandchildren, Nikolas, Natasha, Andrew, Brantley and Collin; nieces, Ginger (Tim) Singleton, Jana (Danny) Ferras, Kim (Bryan) Stidham. He will never truly be gone, as he will live forever in our hearts.
Visitation will be held 1:00pm until the Funeral Service to begin at 2:00pm Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Harper-Morris Memorial Chapel. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.
Join us afterward, at 5 pm at The Point Restaurant in Perdido for a celebration of his life. Everyone is welcome to bring their favorite dish and share their favorite memory.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to University of West Florida Music Dept., 11000 University Pkwy, or Pensacola State College Performing Arts fund at 1000 College Pkwy, where a music memorial will be established in his name.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on December 14, 2012