PHILIP FARLEY
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FARLEY--Philip W.,

95 years old, died on July 25, 2015 after a long infirmity. He was the father of Augusta Farley, Joan Farley Gillispie and her husband Mark, and Anne (Schatzie) Farley and her husband Ed Moore. Phil was married for 48 happy years to the former Phyllis Rothschild (or "Bubbles," as he liked to call her) and was a patient and mostly amused stepfather to her sons Kito, Frederick, Alexander, and Elliot Peters. He was also the beloved Gampy (or Grandphilip) of 12 and enthusiastic great-grandfather of eight. Phil was extremely handsome, a graduate of Buckley, Choate and Yale, a war hero in the South Pacific, an avid fisherman, a steady consumer of low-tar cigarettes, Scotch, and vodka, and an incorrigible flirt with a sly and wicked sense of humor. The world will be a less entertaining place without him in it.


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Published in New York Times on Jul. 30, 2015.
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August 2, 2015
A great godfather, mentor and subversive. One of the kindest people I have ever known. My best wishes to all the girls and the boys, and to Phyllis
Hans Goerl
July 30, 2015
Phil Farley was one of kind. He could have asked for special treatment, but he preferred to take his turn, sitting in the waiting room with everyone else. In the beginning, when we needed it most, he supported the Human-Animal Bond Programs that made The AMC a leader in the veterinary field. He was an active volunteer in the Pet Outreach Program, driving his shelter dog in an old station wagon to visit incarcerated teenage boys who got no visits from home. And when I was suddenly bereaved, he looked me in the eye and said, "This is the price of monogamy." I was so touched that he understood. Our whole family is sad today. We'll never forget him. Peace to you, Phyllis, and may his memory sustain you all.
Susan P. Cohen
July 30, 2015
My condolences to the family during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that God will help you get through this and help your hearts to heal (Psalm 147:3).
July 30, 2015
Philip was one of the finest men I have ever known. I will miss him. Phyllis, you have my deepest sympathy.
Michael Garvey
July 30, 2015
Our thoughts are with you, Phyllis, with love.
Elaine Larson
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