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Phil Shannon

1935 - 2016
Philip Z. Shannon

NEWARK: A funeral service celebrating the life of Philip Z. Shannon, age 81, of Newark, will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 1, at The First United Methodist Church, 88 North Fifth Street, Newark with Pastor Steve Rath officiating. Burial will follow in Newark Memorial Gardens where the Licking County Veterans Alliance will provide military honors.

Mr. Shannon passed away Sunday, August 28, 2016 at his residence. He was born June 20, 1935 in Newark, Ohio to the Ora Calvin and Katharyn Marie (Wickman) Shannon.

Phil was a 1953 graduate of Newark High School. He was a graduate of Ohio University and was active in Pi Kappa Alpha, Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. He spent ten years with the Air National Guard and was discharged in 1967 as a Lieutenant.

Phil started in October 1958 with Wilson, Shannon and Snow. He was a Senior Partner, CPA, PFS, a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Phil served on the Board of The Licking County YMCA and was the current Treasurer. He was a member of Newark Rotary where he was a Paul Harris Fellow and held various offices. Phil was a member of F & AM Newark Lodge #97, Newark Kiwanis and First United Methodist Church.

Phil most loved hobbies included his love for fishing with family and friends at Lake Erie and amateur radios. He was a member of the Newark Amateur Radio Operators Club and held the Highest License Class - KA8H.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Frances (Clarke) Shannon whom he married June 22, 1958; a son and daughter-in-law, Stephen L. and Ambre L. Shannon of Newark; a granddaughter, Alexcia M. Shannon; two step-grandsons, Brandon E. (Caitlyn) Shannon and Kyle E. Shannon; two step-great-grandchildren, Holden A. Shannon and Azariah E. Shannon; a sister and brother-in-law, Judith and John Chamberlin of Little Rock, AR; two nieces, Katharyn (Joe) Daniel and Mary Chamberlin; and a nephew, Johnnie (Angelia) Chamberlin.

Friends may call from 4-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31, at The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, where Masonic Services will be observed at 7:30 p.m. Calling hours will also be held an hour prior the service at the church on Thursday, September 1, from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 88 North Fifth Street, Newark, Ohio 43055 or The Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, OH 43058.

The Newark Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 59 North Fifth Street, Newark, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Published in the Advocate from Aug. 30 to Aug. 31, 2016
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