Don Phillips Obituary, Death – Donald R. “Don” Phillips, who had resided in Neversink, New York prior to his passing on December 19, 2022, was found to have passed away at the Garnet Health Medical Center in Harris, New York. He was 77. He was born on May 17, 1945 in the borough of Queens, which is located in the state of New York, in the United States. His parents, Harold Phillips and Doris (Schonberg) Phillips, both passed away before he was born. During the years that led up to Don’s unexpectedly early retirement from the teaching profession, he worked first at BOCES and then at Tri-Valley School District, where he was responsible for the education of students with special needs. Don was a licensed HAM radio operator who operated under the call signs WA2IKR and W2EFI. HAM stands for “Ham Radio.”
Along with the many other pursuits he was interested in, this was one of his many hobbies. On a regular basis, he took part in the competitions that were hosted at Lime Rock Park. In addition, he was a member of the Sports Car Club of America as well as several Mustang clubs. He was a devoted fan of automobiles and knew everything there was to know about the topic. In addition to this, he had a lifelong interest in trains of all kinds and dimensions, particularly Lionel trains, which he avidly amassed in his collection over the course of many years.
Canoeing, kayaking, going to the beach, and listening to extremely loud rock and roll music were some of his favorite things to do in his spare time. He also liked to listen to music. However, the time he spent with his family was the thing he treasured the most, and he made it a priority to spend as much of that time as possible with them. He placed this priority above all others. Throughout his entire life, he was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, cousin, and friend to everyone he came in contact with. In addition to that, he was a huge sports fan. We will never forget him with affection, and the loss of him will leave a gaping hole in our hearts.
He is survived by his wife Ruth; daughters Amy Anderson and her husband Chris and Cara Costello and her husband Thomas; grandchildren Emma, Grace, Gavin, Zoe, and Desmond; and his cousin Skip Henschel and his wife Eileen, whom he thought of more as a brother than a cousin. He is also survived by his wife Ruth; daughters Amy Anderson and her husband Chris and Cara Costello and her husband Thomas; grandchildren Emma, Grace, Gavin, Zoe, and Desmond; and his In addition to his wife Ruth, he is survived by his daughters Amy Anderson and her husband Chris and Cara Costello and her husband Thomas.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 from 3 to 6 pm at the Colonial Memorial Funeral Home, which is located at 396 State Route 52 in Woodbourne, New York 12788. This is in preparation for the memorial service, which will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022. The actual service will begin at seven o’clock in the evening. The funeral service that will be held on Wednesday, December 28 at eleven in the morning will take place at the Grahamsville United Methodist Church, which can be found at 350 Main Street in Grahamsville, New York 12740. The address for the church is 12740 Grahamsville, New York.
He also leaves behind his grandchildren Emma, Grace, Gavin, Zoe, and Desmond, as well as his son. His friends and family will never forget him, and they will do so forever in their hearts. His legacy will live on for generations. You are more than welcome to send contributions in memory of Don to the Grahamsville United Methodist Church or to the Neversink EMS at the following addresses: P.O. Box 86, Grahamsville, New York 12740 or 7486 State Route 55, Neversink, New York 12765. The Grahamsville United Methodist Church and the Neversink EMS are both located in Grahamsville, New York. These two organizations both have their headquarters in the city of New York.