Robert Phillips

Obituary of Robert Phillips

Robert E. Phillips, known as Bucky or Bobby to family and friends, of Archbald, PA, died on Friday, March 16, 2018 at Hospice of the Sacred Heart, Dunmore, PA.

Born March 31, 1936 in Archbald, PA, he was the son of the late James Vincent and Fernanda Maria (Biondi) Phillips.

He was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Archbald. Bucky worked for the Archbald Borough Department of Public Works for many years. He was an avid hunter and loved fishing as well. In his younger years, he bowled in a weekly league and belonged to the Archbald Athletic Club. His favorite pastime was tending to his vegetable garden.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Woytowich Phillips; his three nieces: Anita Michele Phillips Burker of Frederick , MD, Terri Ann Phillips Bentley of Clarkesville, GA and Angela Maria Phillips Cordero of Richmond , VA; four great-nieces: Ava and Sofia Cordero and Hannah And Haleigh Bentley; sisters-in-law: Rosemary, Julie and Kathy; brothers-in-law: Theodore and Michael; other nieces and nephews: Nicole, Ashley, Stephanie, Rob, Carly, Collin, Andy and Richard; a great nephew: Chase.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his brothers: Francis Phillips of Birmingham, AL and James Phillips of Hagerstown, MD.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. from St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 411 Church Street, Archbald, concelebrated by Rev. John Polednak, pastor of Nativity of Our Lord Parish, Duryea, PA and Rev. Christopher Sahd, pastor of Christ the King Parish, Archbald. Interment, parish cemetery, Archbald.

Pallbearers: Marvin Burker, Theodore Woytowich, Collin Fox and James Schirra.

Friends called Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements were entrusted to Carmine J. & Louis C. Parise Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Carbondale, PA.