Philip -Raistrick-Obituary

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Philip Craig ‘’Phil’’ Raistrick

Bradenton, Florida

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November 20, 2019
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Bradenton, Florida

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Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory <br>(26th St. Chapel) - Bradenton Obituary

Philip Craig ‘’Phil’’ Raistrick, 78, Bradenton, passed away November 20, 2019. He was the founder of En-


Vision America, an assistive technology company helping blind and visually impaired individuals


overcome their disabilities. Born in Peoria, IL, he worked in computer technology firms for three decades before founding the company in 1996. He moved the company from Normal, IL to Palmetto, FL in 2015. He is predeceased by his wife, Connie Sue; his parents, Pete and Mary Raistrick; and his brothers, Gerald and Steven Raistrick. He is survived by four sons, Jonathan Scott, David Brian (Maureen), Craig Steven (Kim) and Brian Michael Wiles (Kerstin); 10 grandchildren, Ian, Pearson, Benjamin (Davy), Hannah, John, Rachel, Sarah, Ellie, Lauren, and Ethan.


Visitation will be 10:00AM-11:00AM with Funeral Services following at 11:00AM Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Brown & Sons Funeral Homes & Crematory 26th Street Chapel, 5624 26th Street West, Bradenton, FL 34207. A springtime Illinois Memorial will also be held Saturday, April 11, 2020 at Wilton Mortuary, 2101 N. Knoxville Ave, Peoria, IL 61603. Visitation for the memorial will be 10AM-11AM with Graveside Services at Springdale Cemetery following. A memorial donation may be made to the American Council of the Blind, https://www.acb.org/donate. Condolences may be made to www.brownandsonsfuneral.com

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You made the world a better place for the blind & visually impaired community! We hope your legacy carries on!

From your friends & admirers of CABVI & UCB
(Central Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired; Utica Council for the Blind)

I am very sorry to hear of your loss and thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Your parents showed great patience with us when we were young and wild and for this I am grateful.

Your old friend, Andy Guzman.

A gentleman and a gentle man. God gave him a vision in life and he fulfilled it.

Rest in peace, Phil.

We wish we could all be there right now and are lifting each of you up in prayer... what a great guy with a loving heart,a kind smile, and a good sense of humor. I remember talking to him one time in Bloomington , and he was telling me how much he adored his sons. It is a blessing to be loved like that! GOD BLESS! Love the McCully family

Thoughts & prayers for your family. I knew Phil & Connie from my days at Growmark & our water skiing outings. He was a wonderful & kind person.

Our Love and Prayers to the family Phil will be missed by many but welcomed by all his loved one that passed before him. We all thought a lot of your dad Our hearts go out to you. Love & Prayers , Your cousins, The Roth Family June, Mary, Bill, Phyllis, Jona , Mike & Don

I'm blessed to have known and worked with Phil for so many years. Qualities that come to my mind when I think of him include humble, kind, sincere, loving, passionate, caring and warm-hearted. I will forever cherish our God-orchestrated recent time together. Even though I will miss my dear friend, the imprint he left on my life will continue to be revealed in beautiful ways. Praying for the family during & through this difficult time.