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.
Published in New York Times on Jul. 30, 2015.