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April 01, 2020

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February 28, 2020
I was so sorry to read of Phils passing. I conducted a number of surveys and research projects through the University of Delaware for Phil when he was VP at Christiana Care, and we kept up occasionally over the years. Phil continued to impress me as a man of great integrity, empathy, substance, and thoughtfulness. I greatly enjoyed working with him. He helped me at one point decades ago when a doctor diagnosed me with nodules on my vocal cords and informed me that I needed an operation. I sought a second opinion, and asked Phil who what doctor he would recommend. He understandably demurred, but I was insistent, and I finally asked him not to recommend anyone, just tell me who he would go to if he had this situation. He did, and as a result I found out I did not have this condition, did not need an operation, and indeed had a totally different medical problem that needed to be solved. I wish I could have paid him back appropriately.
Please accept my condolences.
February 18, 2020
I was lucky to be mentored by Phil for many years and once even had the honor to team-teach a class with him at UD. He was a true public servant and gave so much to Delaware. I'm grateful to be part of his legacy!
February 16, 2020
It was sad to learn of Phil's passing. I served under Phil's direction as a Cancer Center volunteer in the 1990's at the medical center prior to rebranding as Christiana Care Corporation. Phil was a forward-thinker in establishing an Internet presence for the Center in that era. Having been educated in hospital administration and public health, I believe Phil exemplified how hospital systems should be marketed and managed. He was talented in so many respects!
February 14, 2020
My wife Sandi and I send "our Prayers for the Peace that Passeth Understanding" on passing of Phil Wescott.

Phil and I were close, for years almost like brothers, and I thought of him that way, although we were less in touch since he had relocated to the Delaware beaches. We last traded catch-up emails just a few weeks ago.

Phil was a fine man, as fine a guy as anyone could know, and want to have in our lives. He and I met when he came to the Medical Center of Delaware -- predecessor of Christiana Care -- and we really forged our relationship in the founding and growth of PRSA Delaware in the late 1980s and 1990s. When I was elected to serve as its National President in 1999, in my most important "cabinet appointment," I picked Phil as my National Conference chair. I still remember standing with Phil at Carol's bedside in 1998 after she suddenly took ill.

When I'd stopped teaching PR at the UDel, I introduced in Phil to follow me as an Adjunct Professor, and that became a big thing for him, as it was for me.

Phil will be missed, and I will miss him. We were fellow MidWesterners -- him Indiana, me Illinois -- which also contributed to our shared sense of kinship.

Our condolences to his family.
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