Philip T. Ehlers, Sr.
AGE: 66 • Brick
Philip T. Ehlers, Sr., age 66, of Brick died on Friday, April 17, 2015 at Community Medical Center in Toms River after a two-year battle with Melanoma. He was born in Jersey City and lived in Cranford before moving to Brick in 1979. He was employed for over 41 years with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority in Woodbridge; retiring in 2010 as a Project Analyst. After retirement, he was very proud to work at Trump National Golf Club in Colts Neck. He was an avid Golfer and Bowler who enjoyed spending time with his loving family. He was a parishioner of The Church of the Visitation in Brick.
He was predeceased by his brother, Richard and by his son, Joseph Schaeffer.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 13 years, Ada P. (Johannsen) Ehlers; his sons, Philip T. Jr. and his wife, Roseann, James Schaeffer and his wife, Jennifer and John Schaeffer; his daughters, Jenn DePauw and her husband, Chad, Crystal Verdura and her husband, Rick, Lisa Christensen, Jackie Pacheco and her husband Alberto and Julie Schaeffer; two beloved brothers, Theodore and his wife, Linda and Donald; and his sister-in-law Dawn. He was the proud grandfather to 13 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and dear friends.
Friends may call on Tuesday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM at Weatherhead Young Funeral Home, 885 Mantoloking Rd. Brick, NJ.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, 11:00 AM at The Church of the Visitation in Brick. Interment is private. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made in his honor to the American Cancer Society