February 11, 2015
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 2/15/2015 14:00:00
Bellevue OH 2/16/2015 11:00:00
Joseph E. Phillips, age 79, resident of Willard, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. He was born on December 4, 1935 in Shelby, Ohio to the late Max and Flossie (Carpenter) Phillips. He retired from Pioneer Rubber Company in Willard after 40 years of service and was a 1954 graduate of Willard High School. Joseph was a former member of St. Sebastian Church and a current member of St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church. He enjoyed reading, gardening, taking walks, playing cards and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his 6 children, Steve (Lisa) Phillips of Willard; Ed (Beth) Phillips of Willard; Barb (Richard) Phillips of Willard; Maryann (Dave) Brown of Attica; Tom (Jane) Phillips of North Fairfield and Lisa (Kyle) Hohman of Midland, MI; 17 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brother Vince Phillips of Elyria; special friend Margaret Shirey and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded by wife, Mary Joan (Wise) Phillips; grandchild, Steven Phillips, Jr.; 6 brothers, Hubert, Andrew, Paul, Jerome, George and Michael Phillips; 3 sisters, Maxine Brobst, Helen Hahler and Amelia Fritz.
Visitation will be at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Sunday, February 15, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 PM. A funeral mass will be at St. Gaspar del Bufalo Church in Bellevue on Monday, February 16 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Paul Fahrbach officiating; assisted by Deacon Vincent Foos. The rosary will be recited at church before the mass. Burial will follow at St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Bismark, Ohio. The family would like to thank Fr. Paul Fahrbach, Fr. Eric Culler, Stein Hospice, and dear friends for their prayers, loving care and support during this difficult time. Memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice Services or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Steve, Cindy and I extend our condolences on the death of your father. I was on vacation in Quebec this past weekend, and therefore, I was unable to come to your Father’s visitation and funeral. I apologize to you for this. Please let me know if we may do anything to help you during this period of grief.
To the Phillips family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember your dad as a very kind and soft spoken man. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. GOD BLESS HIM AND HIS GREAT FAMILY!
To the Phillips Family: I am so sorry to hear of the loss of Mr. Phillips. Such a nice gentleman and family. You`re in my prayers.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May His peace and love fill your hearts.
Our deepest sympathy to all the family.May Joe RIP Blessings to all of you at this difficult time.
We are so sorry to hear of the lose of your father and grandfather our prayers are with you at this time. Nancy Skeans and Roger Keller
My condolences to the Phillips family. I graduated with Joe in1954 from Willard High School. Had not seen him for many years, since I moved away from Willard right after graduation. Larry
Foran keeps me in touch with classmates and sent Joe’s obituary to me. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and may his soul rest in peace.
To the Phillips family, Sorry to hear of the passing of Joe,he was my boss (favorite) when I worked at Pioneer Rubber. He was a kind man. May GOD be with you all at this difficult time. Darlene King
Our thoughts and prayers be with all of you in your time of sorrow. May God grant you peace and comfort at this time of sorrow.
Lisa-My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May God provide you strength and allow peace as you mourn the death of your Dad. Mr. Phillips rest in peace.
The Phillips Family and Margaret.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. God grant him eternal rest and comfort and prayers for all his family and friends.
Ed and extended family:
Soo sorry for your loss-what a great man, but I don’t have to tell you that. I bet that man went straight to heaven and didn’t even have to stop at and talk to St. Peter at the gates- You have my deepest sympathy and prayers getting thru this rough time.
There were no finer people than Joe and Mary. Joe always had a smile on his face and greeted people warmly. His Christian/Catholic was so important to him and he was a beautiful example to us all. He will be sorely missed by many, but is now resting in the loving arms of Jesus, and joining his wife, Mary and all his family!!!
Thoughts and prayers. Your Dad was a good man and devout Catholic. Always enjoyed talking to him.
Dear Phillips Family: I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. I would like to share something that I have personally found to be comforting. It is found in the Bible at John 5:28,29 and Revelation 21:4. These verses tell us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering, including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my hope that these thoughts will comfort your family also.
Very sorry to hear the sad news of your father/grandfather’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move forward through this time of sorrow.
Remembering the family and Margaret at this time of loss. May you find peace and comfort knowing Joe is with Mary and they both have received the reward of a life well lived.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family’s at this time. May God be with you all. May he rest in peace in the arms of God.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your father rest in peace and may God be with you as you mourn your loss.
Maryann and Family– My thoughts and PRAYERS are with you at this most difficult time. Yes- Your dad will be sadly missed- but is at peace and in no more pain- How wonderful for him… THANKFUL you have so many wonderful memories- to treasure forever– Sincerely- Deb
Please accept my condolences on the passing of your father and grandfather. I worked many years with Joe at Pioneer and he was one of my favorite people. I stopped to visit with him a few years back, and I am so glad I did. May our merciful Father grant you comfort and peace in this difficult time.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham, Summertown, TN
We are so sorry to hear about Joe. I always enjoyed talking to him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.