Harold L Phillips, 92, of New Columbia passed away into eternal glory on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at his home surrounded by family.
Born February 20, 1927 in the Paradise Valley, Turbot Twp., Northumberland County, Harold was the son of the late John M. and Leona (Hottenstine) Phillips. On September 3, 1948, he married the love of his life the former Beverly J. Moore. Prior to her death on September 24, 2013, they had celebrated 65 years of marriage.
Harold attended Milton Area School with the class of 1946. In 2002, he received his high school diploma, presented to him by his grandson Philip Herman who graduated the same night. He retired from ACF Industries, Milton where he worked for 33 years. The work that brought him the most joy was on his farm in New Columbia where he lived, raised a family and worked the land for over 60 years.
A lifelong member of Paradise United Church of Christ, Harold served in many capacities including Consistory President and Sunday School Superintendent. He was also a longtime member of the Paradise Cemetery board.
He was a member of Watsontown Lodge #402 F&M and the Williamsport consistory.
Harold served honorably in the US Navy (Seabees) during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was a member of the American Legion Post #71, Milton.
Surviving are four daughters: Carolyn P. Herman and Connie P. Aucker and her husband Greg, all of New Columbia; Cynthia P. Lindner and husband John of Columbus, NJ: and Cathy P. White and husband Curtis of Bluffton, South Carolina. Harold also had 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death besides his wife was a brother, Neil L Phillips in 2003.
A Celebration of Harold’s life will be held Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11 AM at Paradise United Church of Christ, 8105 Paradise Road, Milton with Pastor Doug Schader officiating. Burial will be held privately in the Paradise Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions be made in his memory to Paradise Church.
Arrangements are entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville. www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com
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