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Thomas Leonard Phillips


1939 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Thomas Leonard Phillips Obituary
THOMAS LEONARD PHILLIPS August 16, 1939 - January 9, 2017 Thomas Leonard Phillips, 77, passed away peacefully at home on January 9, 2017 in Moreno Valley, CA. Born August 16, 1939 in Star Junction, PA, Tom is the youngest son of James A. Phillips "Jr" and Hannah M. (Myers) Phillips. After serving in the Army Corps of Engineers as a surveyor and topographer, he earned a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona. A resident of Riverside, California since 1974, Tom retired from the County of Riverside after a 30 year career culminating as Associate Civil Engineer for the Transportation and Land Management Agency, where he helped engineer many of the roads and developments in the county as it flourished. An avid outdoorsman, Tom enjoyed camping, backpacking, skiing, hunting, remote control airplanes, and driving his Porsches. Indoors, Tom enjoyed photography, movies on tape, music, collecting watches and reloading ammo. Tom is survived by his brother James of Carson City, NV; sister Janet of Richland, WA; sister-in-law Marty of Sheffield Lake, OH; his nephews Johnny, Mark, Craig, Greg, and Jeff, and his nieces Margaret (Tiny), Cathy, Saundra and Susan. Predeceased by brother John (Jack) of Sheffield Lake, OH; sister Sharon of Anaheim, CA; brother-in-law Don of Richland, WA, and brother-in-law Ronnie of Anaheim, CA. Military funeral honors will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at 10:00 AM, at Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518. A Celebration of Life will follow at The Old Spaghetti Factory, 3191 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92507. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to National Parkinson's Foundation, http://www.parkinson.org, or Yosemite Conservancy, http://www.yosemiteconservancy.org "Owner Tom Phillips CA Dr Lic #5551212"


Published in Press-Enterprise from Jan. 25 to Jan. 29, 2017
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