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Richard E. Phillips

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Richard E. Phillips

AGE: 71 • Waretown

Richard E. Phillips, 71, of Waretown, passed away on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at Southern Ocean Medical Center with his family by his side. Born in Long Branch, NJ, he resided in Rumson and attended Rumson Fair Haven Regional High School, graduating in 1964. Richard enlisted in the United States Army in 1966. He served two tours in Vietnam with the 229th Aviation Battalion, 1st Calvary Division as a Specialist, 5th Class. Upon his discharge he moved to Hamburg, NJ until 1975 when he moved to Waretown.

Richard retired from American BD Company after 32 years as a sales representative. He had a great love for golf and fishing, spending much of his free time on the course or on Barnegat Bay.

He is predeceased by his mother Aliene Phillips (nee Fisher), his sister Joyce Vernon, and his aunt Doris Hulshart.

Richard is survived by his wife, Christine (nee Baranowski), his son Jeffrey, his daughter Ariane Phillips and her companion Michael Ball, sister in law Kathy Baranowski and her companion Jeff Hutchins.

A Memorial Gathering will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 12 pm until the time of service at 2 pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Route 9, Forked River, NJ 08731.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Monmouth/Ocean Food Bank in Richard's memory.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Oct. 6, 2017
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