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Philip Newman Harrington


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Philip Newman Harrington Obituary
PHILIP NEWMAN HARRINGTON Age 89, resident of Sun Lakes in Banning, CA for the past seventeen years, died peacefully on a beautiful Monday morning, Nov. 17, 2014 of natural causes. Phil was born in September 1925 to Matthew and Maggie Harrington in Durango, CO. He and his younger sister Phyllis were raised in the home of the beloved grandparents, Amelia and Nels Newman, A member of all three branches of the military, Phil was deeply patriotic and at 17 left high school to join the U.S. Navy. Then recruited into the U.S. Marines and trained as a radioman, he went on to active duty in World War II with the rank of RM3-c and was an active participant in the liberation of the Philippines. He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the conclusion of the war and served on reserves for the United States Air Force. Upon returning home, Phil enrolled at the University of Washington and earned his B.A. degree in business and finance. He did post graduate work at the University of Southern California. Phil had a notable career in finance and banking that began at Glendale Savings & Loan. He later moved to Washington D.C. where he was a founding member of Freddie Mac. He later returned to California to serve as the President of Westmark Savings Bank in Newport Beach. IN 1986 he moved to Seattle, WA where he was executive vice president of Washington Mutual. In his later years, Phil served as an expert witness to the courts and gave testimony in matters of finance. Phil is survived by a large family whom he loved dearly: his cherished wife Betty, his four children and their spouses, thirteen grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a nephew and his two children. He is also survived by Lili, his dog. whom he loved right alongside the rest of the family. Services as follows: Mon., Dec. 1st, 10:30am the rosary will be said at St, Kateri Tekakwitha Catholic Church, 1234 Ave., Beaumont, CA, followed by an 11:00am mass said by Father Joseph. The funeral and burial ceremony will be at 1:15 pm at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA presided by Father Joseph. A celebration of life reception will be held at the Sun Lakes Country Club in the Sand Wedge Dining Room, starting at 3:00pm. In memoriam, please do a good deed for someone else in Phil's name. Special thanks to VNA Hospice for their loving care. Kind, gentle, brave, intelligent--a happy man: Phil will be missed. Arrangements were entrusted to Weaver Mortuary, Beaumont, CA 951-845-1141 To leave condolences or sign the online Guest book, please visit www.weaver- mortuary.com
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Published in Press-Enterprise on Nov. 26, 2014
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