Dr. Philip Avillo Jr.

Spring Garden Twp., Pennsylvania

1942 - 2018


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Dr. Philip J. Avillo, Jr.March 22, 1942 - February 17, 2018Spring Garden Twp.Phil Avillo died peacefully at his home on February 17, 2018, three years after being diagnosed with ALS. Linda, his beloved wife of nearly 50 years, survives him. Phil was born on March 22, 1942, in Teaneck, NJ and...

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I never saw him without a smile on his face. A remarkable man and teacher. He lifted us, all of us, by selfless example--his dedication to his students, to York College, and to his colleagues. I still remember the first time we met; his sincerity and genuineness shined like the sun. Proud to be among his colleagues. Rest in peace Phil.

Rest in peace my friend. I will miss our weekly phone calls.

Phill was a great teacher, mentor, and role model for the education community. His pressence in my life was a blessing and an inspiration in my life. Words can not say how he helped me and my life journey. Thank you sir.

Jim Griffin

Condolences from his classmate at Marine Corps Basic School. I remember how he reached out to welcome many of the foreign officers in our class.

Education is important but being truly inspired to learn is a rarity that you may only find once in a lifetime. Professor Avillo was a man that cared very little about the grade you received on a test, but rather, how much you took from his class. When you attended you his class, you received an "experience" that was chock full of stimulating arguments that did not spare our emotions nor allowed us to speak in anecdotes, only scholarly and meaningful discussions.

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To Linda, my deepest sympathy. Phil was a fine and extraordinary human being. Obviously, he was tough but my experience of Phil was first and foremost of a kind, warm and very smart man. And funny! I've missed both of you and will always remember Phil fondly.

Super smart and great Democrat. We worked together on his campaign for public office years ago, and he gave it his "best". Loss to the York County community but we can rest assured that "he is in a better place"


the loss of phil will be felt by thousands of individuals ,because he had an impact on all their lives. you have been his angel throughout his sickness,and and can take pride in the way you kept his spirits up.i know it was a burden you carried without complaint.he really had a great love of you. there are few people who accomplished what he did with his life. he will be remembered with pride by his marines of 64 buddies. i am really sorry that i won't be able to be there...

Phil Avillo, was a special man. I enjoyed working with him as the athletic trainer when the club team became the NCAA III men's lax program. He was a man who demonstrated how to work hard and enjoy life. He was respectful and respected. With Phil you always felt you were the center of attention in the moment. I always felt it, and I saw it with his "men" on the teams he coached.
He fought the good fight to the very end against ALS. I understand that even in the face of this...