Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our World Is Better Place Because of Phil!

August 18, 1930 - January
12, 2009

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rains fall soft on your fields;
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm
of His hand.


You had such an impact on so many people in your quiet way. You have left this world a better place. Your wonderful legacy lives on with your wife, Pat, your children, and your grandchildren. Thank you for enriching my life! I will miss you!

7 remarks:

Kerri said...

Phil touched so many of us in different ways, and we all have special memories of him. He will be deeply missed by all of us. I would refer back to a post you did waaay back in May or so when we first found out about the severity of his illness and all the posts. I am really appreciative of the fact that we were able to have him around us as long as we were, and I know that he'll be back among us helping out where he can (whether it's through us or some other mysterious force).

Anonymous said...

He was a great uncle and raised a wonderful family with a hilarious sense of humor! He is missed but never forgotten. -Maggie

Anonymous said...

Oh Sheila I'm so sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Love & hugs,

Anonymous said...

Sheila, you said it perfectly. We will all miss Phil. He was a great guy. I used to call him in the middle of the day, and we would talk for quite awhile. He had a lot of insight into people. I will miss those conversations. God bless Phil and his wonderful family.

Cheela said...

The remark above is from Marion, Pat's sister, who lives in Turlock.

Meags said...

A new saint in heaven! I'm sorry for you and your families earthly loss but everything I have ever heard or known about him tells me that he is our new saint on our side. He was a fighter and will fight for us.

Bless you and your families memories. Meags

Susie of Arabia said...

I'm so sorry to read about your uncle's passing. I know how closeknit your family is and this must be very sad for all of you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.