Philip "Phil" Pence
Rutherford Funeral Home at Powell
450 West Olentangy Street
Powell, OH
Pence Philip "Phil" Pence, age 68, passed away at home in Dublin on November 17, 2016. He was a 1966 graduate of Dublin High School. Phil also was a graduate of The Ohio State University with a Bachelors and a Master's degree of Science in Welding Engineering. He cared for his mother and father in their geriatric years as a dedicated care giver. He is preceded in death by his parents and his sister Molly Smith. Surviving is his sister, Susan Beaudry Pence of Tucson, AZ; brother, James Lee Pence of Dublin, OH; brother, Richard Paul Pence of WV; sister, Melissa Jane Duckworth of Grove City, OH; and brother, David Joseph Pence of Gahanna, OH. There will be no funeral services. RUTHERFORD FUNERAL HOME at POWELL has assisted the family in their time of need. Online condolences can be made at

Published by The Columbus Dispatch from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2016.
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I remember Phil as the resident expert of the Electron Beam welders as an undergrad student in the Welding Engineering Dept. You could always stop by and ask Phil a question on any subject. I regret not getting to know Phil any more than I did. May he rest in peace.
Mike Schwartzwalder
November 22, 2016
Phil served as an engaging teaching assistant, and a innovative electron beam welding researcher under Dr. Ed Funk at OSU. He was a brilliant engineer--Ed 's right hand man-- at Funk Fine Cast on Kinnear Road during grad school and later served as a quality engineer for various nuclear plants for Commonwealth Edison, largest utility in Illinois. He was a special person who had a heart of gold & always had a kind word for everyone. Our thoughts & prayers are with his family at this difficult time.
Carrie Gordon
November 21, 2016
Phil represented the best of our class of '66. I knew him since first grade, and he always was friendly, sincere, and kind to all. And funny! He was a wonderful guy.
Susan (Mooney) Carroll
November 21, 2016
My heart is with your family. Phil was a wonderful person. He is missed dearly.
Katie Lambert
November 21, 2016
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