Frank Phillips, Sr., 87, was called home Saturday, February 8, 2014 surrounded by his wife and loving family at Avon Oaks Nursing Home. Frank was born January 14, 1927 in Kulpmont, Pennsylvania. He married his beloved wife Phyllis (nee Brunotts) on September 29, 1951, raising three children together.
Frank worked in Quality Control at Ford Motor Company in Lorain for 35 years before retiring in 1992. He was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lorain, a lifetime member of the IAV and a past member of the Sheffield Lions Club where he served as President. Frank enjoyed playing cards with family and friends, casino bus trips, working around the house, sunsets, fishing, boating, spending time with his family and dancing with his wife.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 62 years, Phyllis Phillips; loving children, Frank (Debra) Phillips, Jr., Deborah (William) Siskovic and Joseph (Susan) Phillips; grandchildren, Heather Phillips, Holly (Ryan) Burt and Cynthia (Matthew) Shafley, Justin (Alaina) Houston and Jennah Siskovic and Joseph (Lauren) Phillips; and cherished great grandchildren, Madalynn, Carra, Isabella and Allaura; siblings, Joseph (Marilyn) Phillips and Esther Cummings.
He was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Lucy Ann Phillips; parents, Bert and Esther (nee Pandy) Phillips; siblings, Julia Sparr, Mary Wright, Betty Kennedy and Steve, Bert, John and Alex Phillips.
The family will receive friends at Reidy- Scanlan- Giovannazzo Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2150 Broadway, Lorain (440) 244-1961, Thursday, February 13, 2014, from 4 to 8 P.M. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 A.M., Friday, February 14, 2014, at St. Anthony of Padua, 1305 East Erie, Avenue, Lorain, with Father Richard E. Hudak, Pastor, as the Celebrant. (Please meet at Church on Friday). Entombment services will follow the Mass at Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon, in the mausoleum.