Richard L. Phillips (1934 - 2015)

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Richard L. Phillips, 81, formerly of Guy Avenue, DuBois, died Sunday, July 26, 2015, at Christ the King Manor.
Born April 3, 1934, in DuBois, he was the son of the late Clark and Vera Mae (Michael) Phillips. On May 12, 1962, he married Violet M. (Poskanka) Phillips. She preceded him in death Aug. 26, 2014.
Richard was a veteran in the United States Army where he served with the 11th Airborne as a paramedic.
He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in the Maintenance Department after 18 years of service. Previous to that, he worked for Railway Express Company for 18 years.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. He also was a member of the George D. Montgomery American Legion Post 17, and Trout Unlimited.
He enjoyed fly fishing, hunting and gardening. He loved to go for walks with his wife.
Richard is survived by his children: Robert Phillips of Falls Creek; Karen Myers and her husband, Craig of Winchester, Va.; and Susan Christensen and her husband, Todd, of Culpeper, Va.; a sister, Josephine Bouch of DuBois; three grandchildren: C.J. and Lauren Myers and Dylan Christensen; two step grandchildren, Jordan and Joshua Christensen; and one great-grandchild, Jaxon Myers.
He was also preceded in death by three brothers: Frank, Jack and Lloyd Phillips; three sisters: Ruth Ball, Laura Senior and Betty Heberling; and an infant sister, Pauline Phillips.
There will be no public visitation.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 29, 2015, at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church with the Rev. Fr. Daniel Kresinski as celebrant. Full military honors will be accorded by the members of the DuBois Area Honor Guard at the church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Christ the King Manor, 1100 West Long Ave., and/or Penn Highlands Hospice, 100 Hospital Ave., both in DuBois, PA 15801.
The Goble-Baronick Funeral Home, DuBois, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at www.gbfuneralhome.com.
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Baronick Funeral Home & Crematorium
211 S Main St
Du Bois, PA 15801
(814) 371-2040
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Published in The Courier Express from July 27 to July 28, 2015
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