Peter Phillips

Obituary of Peter Phillips

Peter L. Phillips, Sr., 59, of Cornell St., Rome, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 28, 2019, at his home after a valiant and demanding battle with depression.

 

He was born on July 21, 1960, in Canastota, the son of Harold Frederick and Jennie Ruth Smith Phillips.

 

On July 21, 1978, Pete was united in marriage to Michele R. Bowman.

 

On October 4, 1977, Pete proudly enlisted to serve his country as a member of the United States Army in the 101st Airborne Division.  He received an honorable discharge on November 3, 1980.

 

Pete was employed as a laborer and truck driver for Rutz Contracting in Rome for several years before retiring due to disability.  He was previously employed by the Town of Verona Highway Department and Rome Cable Corp.

 

Pete was a member of the Disabled American Veterans in Rome.

 

He loved to ride his motorcycle and spending time with his family. 

 

Surviving besides his loving wife of forty-one years, Michele; are three children, Peter (Tammy) Phillips, Jr., of Munnsville, Heidi (Herb) Cronizer, of Durhamville, and Heather (Ronald) Jackson, of Verona; five grandchildren, Jessika, (Colt Herring), Karley, Haley, Ian, and Kayson; three siblings, Linda (John) Butler, of Oneida, Connie York, of Hamilton, and Nate (Clyde) Phillips-Frey, of FL; one brother-in-law, Gary Loucks, of Canastota; and several nieces and nephews.  Pete was predeceased by a grandson, Konnor James Jackson on February 18, 2009; three brothers, Kevin Phillips, Harold (Linda) Phillips, and Pee-Wee Phillips; and a sister, Sandra Loucks.

 

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 2, 2019, at 12:00 PM at the Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.  Interment with Military Honors will take place in New Union Cemetery, Verona Mills.  Family and friends are invited and may call on Saturday prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at the funeral home, 342 Main St., Oneida.  Memorial contributions may be made in Pete’s memory to the Upstate Golisano Children’s Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., Syracuse, NY, 13210.You may view obituary and send a message of condolence online at www.ironsidefuneralhome.com.

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Saturday
2
November

Visitation

10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.
342 Main Street
315-363-2978, New York, United States
Saturday
2
November

Funeral

12:00 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Ironside Funeral Home, Inc.
342 Main Street
Oneida, New York, United States
315-363-2978

Graveside

New Union Cemetery
Happy Valley Road
Verona, New York, United States
(315) 336-7668
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