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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.




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Published in Asbury Park Press on Apr. 19, 2015.
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April 30, 2015
Ada,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I remember Phil mostly from our days as children when the Weth's visited from Virginia to Jersey, and he was always the funny one of the Ehler crew. We crossed paths threw the years a couple of times at my parents house in Virginia over the years. Phil was a super cousin, and I will miss his laugh and sense of humor. Our prayers, my wife Carolyn and myself are with you and your family from your cousins Don (the other Donnie in the family) in San Antonio.
Don Weth
April 23, 2015
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Phil is now your guardian angel. God bless you. Love Joe & Corky
Joe & Corky Pretto
April 22, 2015
Ada and Family may the Lord stow upon you with his peace and strength through this difficult time. I know that your good Friend Sally will help you get through this difficult time. I feel like I know you and Phil through Your dear friend Sally she always spoke so highly of you both. God Bless You All.......Heaven gained another Angel...
Linda Weber and Family
April 22, 2015
Ada and Family may the Lord stow upon you with his peace and strength through this difficult time. I know that your good Friend Sally will help you get through this difficult time. I feel like I know you and Phil through Your dear friend Sally she always spoke so highly of you both. God Bless You All.......Heaven gained another Angel...
Linda Weber and Family
April 22, 2015
Diane Weth
April 22, 2015
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Diane Weth
April 22, 2015
Dear Ada, Phil and I were good friends growing up. I'm so sorry to hear about his death. You and your family will be in my prayers.
Barbara Hayes-Valente
April 21, 2015
Dear Crystal and her family, Sorry for your loss of your father. My heart goes to all of you! Be strong and keep remembering all the great times you had together. xoxoxoxo
Christine Kroliczak
April 21, 2015
Dear Julie, Jenn, Chrystal, Lisa, Phil and all of your family, I am so sorry for your loss and I am still praying that God bless you in this very difficult time!
Victor Monteiro
April 21, 2015
Ada, I am deeply sorry to hear about Phil's passing. Please accept my most sincere sympathy for your loss. My heart goes out to you and the family in your time of sorrow.
Susan DeJianne
April 21, 2015
Ada ...Sean and I are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Phil dearly. We will keep you all in our prayers.
Kim Flynn
April 21, 2015
RIP my friend...we had some wonderful conversations...it was great working with you.
Katherine Scott
April 20, 2015
St. Michael's Graduation - 1963
Philip - we knew each other since lst grade at St. M's, Cranford.......and I always remember you as the very nice boy with red hair - and a smile.

You will be very missed by your loving wife, Ada - and your family.

Goodbye, dear friend -

The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
he Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.'
Lorraine (Lori) Friedman
April 20, 2015
April 20, 2015
We will miss you Phil!
Abbotts
April 20, 2015
Phil loved life and loved his family and friends even more. His sense of humor was his constant sidekick. A winning smile his trademark (just look at his pictures). A great guy, a loving husband and father and a dedicated friend who gave more than he would ever receive. We will all miss you, old friend.
Mark Russo
April 20, 2015
Ada, I am so very sorry to hear about Phil. What a fun loving person he was. He will be missed.Love( from his southern cousin) Pat(Weth)Calvert
April 20, 2015
Ada, words cannot describe how very sorry I am for your loss. Please accept my most sincerest condolences. May Phil rest in peace.
Ruth Ann Newell Reif
April 20, 2015
My prayers are with the Elhers family to help get through this tough time
Barbara Samaras
April 19, 2015
What a guy he was. I will keep Phil and the family in my prayers. Life has not been kind to you Ada, you will have a special place in my prayers as well.
Ann Holtz
April 19, 2015
Sending the Ehlers family all our love and prayers. Pop Ehlers was a great guy and he will be missed dearly. You are all in our thoughts and remember he will always be with you. Love to all of you. Xo May he rest peacefully.
Floyd & Melissa Lane
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