Philip Louis George Sr.
Utica, NY: Philip George, 85, passed away peacefully, with his loving daughter by his side, after a long illness, on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at the St. Luke’s Home.
Phil was born in Queens, NY, on March 11, 1935, a son of the late Anthony and Rose (Daudelin) George. He was raised in Utica and educated in local schools attending Utica Free Academy.
On June 2, 1956, Phil was joined in marriage to the former Patricia Ellis. They shared over sixty-four years of marriage until his beloved Patty, just passed away on June 16th of this year.
Phil was a construction foreman who ran heavy equipment on many road projects over the years for H.R. Beebe Construction and D.W. Winkelman Co., retiring several years ago.
A jack of all trades, there was no job that Phil would not tackle. He loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter, fisherman, die-hard Yankees fan and a friend, who was always there when you needed him. He will be sadly missed.
He is survived by his beloved daughter, Debra Narbone; brothers and sister, Caleb and Ann George, Evelyn Locash, Jim George and Rosalie Edgett; also, Jan McConnell, who was like a son to Phil, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was predeceased by his beloved son, Philip Jr., who was always in his heart; his son-in-law, Louis Narbone; an infant sister; and a sister, Janice George.
Phil’s Divine Liturgy of the Faithful Departed will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Gonzaga Church, celebrated by Abouna Boutros, Pastor. He will be laid to rest beside his wife and son at Calvary Cemetery.
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The family would like to thank the St. Luke’s Home for their care and compassion during Phil’s stay; and also Jan McConnell, who was always there for Phil and his family, which will never be forgotten.
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