TROY – James J. Phillips, 87, of Syracuse, died Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the Diamond Hill Nursing Center in Troy. Mr. Phillips was born in Kane, PA, but lived most of his life in Syracuse. He attended the University of Notre Dame, and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the USS Selfridge. He worked as a salesman for many years, and also for KS&R in Syracuse. He was a founding member of the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. He also was an avid polo fan, and a member of the Elks.
Mr. Phillips was predeceased by his wife Grace Elizabeth Strehle Phillips; he is survived by his son Lochiel J. Phillips (Sharon) of Albany; his sister Mary Jane Schaeffer (George) of Atlanta, GA; his grandchildren Josephine Faix (Christopher) of Denver, CO, James L. Phillips of Albuquerque, NM, Henry L. Phillips of Albany, and Peter J. Phillips of Albany. Also survived by several nieces, nephews, and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday at 1:00 p.m.. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday from 11am – 1 p.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to CNY Hospice of Syracuse, NY. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
I have known Jim for over 20 years. He and Grace and my mom and dad were some of the first residents at Franklin Square.
I had a nice friendship with Jim too. He is already missed at the Apartment complex.
I will remember Jim and his family in my thoughts and prayers.
Thank you for letting us Syracusans know about Jim.
Mary Jane Phillips
I am deeply saddened by my brother’s passing and thinking of you Loch and your family. God Bless you. Aunt Mary Jane and Uncle George and family.
I am very sorry for the loss of your dad, Loch. My prayers are that the Lord forgive him all his sins and bring him into His everlasting presence, and that you may find healing and wholeness for your loss. I also pray for your complete healing: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally; and the same for your whole family.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rob and Joan