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Philip George Meynen
1935-2018
Philip George Meynen, 82, passed away peacefully Friday, January 19, 2018.
A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, February 3, 2018,at Meadowbrook Memory Care 2300 Little Road, Arlington, Texas 76016.
Philip was born June 14, 1935 in Jamaica, New York to Frederic Grantham Meynen MD and Josephine Schleismann Meynen. He had two younger sisters Constance and Anne.
Phil grew up in New York, graduating from Chaminade HS in 1952. He received his degree in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College in 1956 and Master's of CE from Lehigh University in 1958. Phil served in the US Navy from 1958-1961. He earned his MBA from New York University in 1968.
Philip married Shelley Mahannah Meynen December 27, 1958. They had three children: Richard, Rebecca and Sara. Most of Phil's career was spent working for MW Kellogg. The family transferred from New York to Houston in 1970. In 1982 Phil, Shelley and Sara moved (for Phil's job) to Perth, Western Australia. This move allowed many adventures traveling the world. Phil and Shelley moved back to Houston in 1991. He retired from Kellogg in 1997. Phil stayed active in retirement by mentoring school children. Following Shelley's death in 2007, Phil moved to the DFW area.
Philip was a life long Catholic. He was a quiet, loyal, gentle man who loved the symphony and opera but was happiest reading any book on WWII.
The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of Meadowbrook for their care and love over the last four years.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents, sister Connie, wife Shelley, Sons in Law Kim Russell and Eric Trowbridge.
Philip is survived by his sister Anne Maggard (Karl); children Rick Meynen, Becky Trowbridge, and Sara Russell. Seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren. Nephew and nieces.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Jan. 28, 2018
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