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Timothy M. "Tim" Phillips, 60,

of Rockland Township, died suddenly on Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

He is the loving husband of Stephanie A. (Sutton) Phillips, whom he married on June 8, 1976. Born in Norristown, Montgomery County, Tim was a son of the late Michael P. and Florence M. (Tustin) Phillips.

Mr. Phillips was a member of Most Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, Bally.

Tim was the owner and operator of Tim Phillips Farrier Services, Mertztown. He was an accomplished and well

respected farrier, having mentored many aspiring farriers throughout his career. Timothy was a member of the American Farrier's Association, American Association of Professional Farriers and Clydesdale Breeders of the U.S.A.

Tim was a graduate of Brandywine Heights High School, class of 1974. He enjoyed driving his draft horses and spending time with his family, especially his


In addition to his wife of 40 years, Stephanie, Tim is

survived by his three children: Courtney A. (Phillips), wife of Jeffrey P. Lee, Mertztown, Megan M. (Phillips), wife of Nicholas A. Ramsey, Kutztown, and Nathan M., husband of Lisa K. (Werley) Phillips, Hamburg; five granddaughters: Kaleigh E. Phillips, Olivia K. Ramsey, Jillian M. Lee, Avery K. Phillips and Rachel G. Ramsey.

He is also survived by his two sisters, Susan (Phillips), widow of Craig Bailey, Westfield, Tioga County, and Eileen (Phillips), widow of Gregory Geist, Lawrenceville, Tioga County; and a brother, Michael P. Jr., husband of Velda (Howe) Phillips, Fort Thompson, S.D.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 5, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. in Most Blessed

Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 610 Pine Street, Bally, with Reverend Richard C. Brensinger, as celebrant. Burial will follow in Most Blessed Sacrament Church Cemetery, adjoining the church. Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. in Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., 333 Greenwich Street,

Kutztown, and again on Monday morning from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m. in the church.

The family requests contributions be made in Tim's memory to the Timothy M. Phillips Memorial Fund c/o Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., P.O. Box 292, Kutztown, PA 19530-0292, which will later be used to help fund his granddaughters' college education.

Ludwick Funeral Homes Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.ludwickfh.com.

Published in Reading Eagle on Jun. 2, 2017.
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June 16, 2017
We only knew Tim for a very short time. As a new horse owner Tim's advice and help were so valuable. I just learned today that he passed the very day he reshoed our horse. We are in such sorrow and shock and will miss him dearly. My God be very near to Stephanie and the family. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Sam and Kellee Strunk
Sam and Kellee Strunk
June 7, 2017
Good-bye, Tim
I'm so sorry to hear this news. I've known Tim for decades, and he was such a kind and helpful support for me in my journalism work in the farrier world. I will miss him, and knowing that he is out there somewhere, thinking about something just as much as he was doing something. We are all so much better off for Tim having been in this world to help our horses...and us.
Fran Jurga
June 5, 2017
My sincerest condolences to the Phillips family. Tim was my farrier for many years, so patient & kind to all the older horses. It was a pleasure to know him.
Diana Kressley
June 4, 2017
Dear Phillips Family my deepest condolences to your family. Tim was a kind and gentle man. I'm so sorry for your loss. Tim worked on my horse for only a few years but made a huge impression on our lives. We also had the pleasure of being parishioners in the same church.
Marianne Hyatt
June 4, 2017
Harold posted this memory of all the campfires shared at Tim's dad's place.
Very sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Harold & Christine Rader
June 3, 2017
My condolences to the Phillips family. Tim was there for me for over 30 years and many horses. He will be irreplaceable as a friend and farrier.
Nancy Bennick
June 3, 2017
Many people will walk in and out of your life. But only True Friends will leave footprints in your heart. Tim was a true friend to my wife, our animals, and me. I will truly miss him and all the time we shared in this lifetime. His spirit and greatness as a follower of Christ will live on with me and his spirit is now with my wife in the garden. Bless him and his family in this time of loss. His memory and giving will live with us till we meet him again.

Most Sincerely,

Peter and Kathy Phillips
Peter Phillips
June 3, 2017
My sincere condolences to the Phillips family. Tim was my Farrier for over 15 years. Always professional, a wonderful person, and always willing to listen and make suggestions in the care of my horse. I will truly miss this fine man and Farrier, called to soon.
Cheryl Jones
June 2, 2017
Stephanie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great friend and mentor and will be deeply missed. You are all in my prayers.
Sincerely , Mike Hertzog
Mike Hertzog
June 2, 2017
Stephanie and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Tim was a great friend and mentor and will be deeply missed. You are all in my prayers.
Sincerely , Mike Hertzog
Mike Hertzog
June 2, 2017
I am so sad to hear about the passing of Tim. He was truly a blessing in the horse community as he was respected and loved by myself and many others. God Speed Tim...
Diane Jarsocrak
June 2, 2017
Here was a man who lit up the room with his smile and laughing eyes. How I cherished the time spent with him over coffee on frosty mornings as he nailed on shoes and talked of life's deep mysteries.He was our friend for 40 years...back at Green Meadows Farm in Collegeville and taking a road trip to Colo. with my late husband, Kenny Warfield. My life is so much richer having known him, and I will miss him beyond words. Peace and comfort to Steph and his beautiful family.
Happy trails, Timmy...The best is yet to come...There is peace in that pasture and Light on the path.God speed.
Suzanne Warfield
June 2, 2017
It is with great sadness that we bid farewell to Tim.....such a fine human being and farrier.He did my horses for 20 years....Ill miss his his humour,wisdom,and kindness. RIP
Cynthia Visser
June 2, 2017
So sorry for the loss of Tim. My thoughts & prayers are with family & friends in this difficult time, also for all his clients, who lost a well respected farrier.
Mary Sanger
June 2, 2017
Tim was an exceptional farrier and gentle soul. His passion for horses was evident but nothing made him smile more than when he spoke about his granddaughter's and loving family.
Kamala Cynthia Cruz
June 2, 2017
30 years of wonderful conversation and superior service from this mighty man. Tim was my first and only farrier and I raved about him to all my clients. He was patient, kind and a true craftsmen. I will miss you my friend as will the entire horse community of eastern Pa and beyond. My prayers go out to Steph and your family, we have all lost one of the best.
Annemarie Yoder,DVM
June 2, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Tim was my farrier when I got my first horse and we continued our friendship for many years. Karen De Jarnett
June 2, 2017
Butch and I are so sorry for your loss.
He will be greatly missed, and so loved by the family. Our Deepest Sympathy
Sally Hilbert
June 2, 2017
Ah Tim, what a good man. Quick to laugh and a pleasure to work with. I'll miss you my old friend.
Bruce Lachiusa
June 2, 2017
Dear Phillips family, I had been a client of Tim's for many years and he was the best farrier around, in my opinion. Tim always helped me with my horse problems and took the time to listen to me also. He was always there when I needed him. I have not had a horse for many years now, but he would cross my mind once in awhile. I am so very sad that he has passed, but I am very honored to call him my friend. RIP, Tim, till we all meet again.
Susan Hontz
June 2, 2017
I have known Tim for many years. He was a good man and excellent farrier. I know that many of us are saddened by his passing and are glad to have known him. My sincere condolences.
Nancy Glabis-Schaeffer
June 2, 2017
as fellow farriers we will miss tim , he was highly respected and admired in the horseshoing
industry as a gentleman and skilled farrier and
horseman . we will miss him .

greg galster pipersville pa

bill dorman perkiomenville pa
greg galster
June 2, 2017
"Our condolences go out to your family at this very sad time. "
Sheila and Mike Miller (Womelsdorf)
June 2, 2017
Your smile, your laughter and positive energy will be missed. You were the most professional and hard working farrier I've ever met. It was an blessing and honor to work with you at Stony Run Fields.
Laura Rutledge
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