Philip W. Segond Von Banchet

PHILIP SEGOND VON BANCHET Mr. Philip W. Segond Von Banchet, 83, of Coal Mountain Road, Orwigsburg entered into God's care Thursday, January 31, 2013 at Schuylkill Medical Center - South Jackson Street, Pottsville. He was the husband of Norma E. (Martin) Segond Von Banchet. They were married June 2, 1962. Born in Bondung, Indonesia June 23, 1929, he was the son of the late Augustus and Suzette (Van Ryan) Segond Von Banchet. He served in the Royal Dutch Air Force. He was employed as an Engineer at New York Bell Telephone Co. Born and raised in Indonesia, he moved to the Netherlands with his family around 1947, then immigrated to Lansdale in 1958. In July of 1962 he moved to New Jersey where he worked for the phone company until retiring in 1990. In 1998, he moved to the Orwigsburg area. He was a member of Grace Bible Church (Molino) Orwigsburg. Surviving are his wife, Norma of Orwigsburg and two nephews, Wilco and Marcel Segond Von Banchet, both of the Netherlands. Philip will also be greatly missed by Gus and Fumu, his Rhodesian Ridgeback dogs. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hans and Fritza Segond Von Banchet. Family and Friends are invited to call Tuesday Morning February 5 from 9AM until time of religious services at 10:30AM at Grace Bible Church, Molino, with The Rev. Leland Stauff officiating. Interment Services will be held at St. Johns United Church of Christ Cemetery, Orwigsburg. Hamilton Funeral Home, Inc., of Orwigsburg, is honored to be entrusted with arrangements.

Published in The Reporter on Feb. 2, 2013