Obituaries

David A. Phillips, 76

May 18, 2020

David A. Phillips, 76, of Lancaster, formerly of Millersville, passed away on Monday, May 18, 2020 at his home. Born in New Castle, PA he was the son of the late Robert M. and D. Elizabeth (Risley) Phillips. For 47 years he was the loving husband of Carrie Phillips.

David will be remembered for his many years of dedicated service at Hamilton Watch Co., until his retirement in 2004. He was also a very active member of the Christ United Methodist Church. He held many positions in the church with his last being on the trustee committee. In his free time, David enjoyed being a ham radio operator. This was a hobby he cherished for 54 years and will forever be remembered for his call sign W3CWE. He was also a member of the Red Rose Repeater Association. He was also a big fan of the Lancaster Barnstormers, being a season ticket holder for the past 6 years.

David is survived by his wife Carrie; sons, Jeffrey and Jason Phillips, all of Lancaster and a sister, Susan A. Spindler of Depew, NY.

A memorial service will be held at Christ United Methodist Church, 935 E. Walnut St. Lancaster, PA 17602, once restrictions have been lifted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church or a charity of your choice.

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May 29, 2020

I would really like to thank David for being in my life. He didn’t leave me. He told me that Carrie and him would always be there for me, especially when things looked bleak. I felt something so special being in his presence. Being friends since 2006. He took me under his wing in 2013 since then he excepted me as an adoptive daughter and Carrie as well. The things we would share with each other that will stay between him and I. Thank you for being a Dad to me too. May you always look on knowing I’m doing the best for him and his family.  I love you, Daddy! rest in peace.
Meghan Langley

May 26, 2020

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time. With Deepest Sympathy and May the Lord sustain you. JoAnne Parmer Matos

May 26, 2020

Dear Carrie – 
Praying for you and your family at this difficult time!  God loves you and He certainly loved Dave!  What a guy!  Keeping you in our hearts and prayers.  Nancy and Richard

May 26, 2020

Carrie, we are praying  for all of you, may you feel God’s  love and comfort always.
Paul and yvonne brown

May 25, 2020

Dear Carrie,  Jason and Jeff, 
We are so sorry for your loss and I pray that the Holy Spirit guides and comforts you at this time.  Dave was a wonderful person and those of us who knew him will miss him as well. 
Jane, Sarah and Zach 

May 24, 2020

Dear Carrie and Boys, I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your husband and father. He certainly was a beloved member of Christ UMC.  May our Lord comfort you, and bless you with all of the happy memories of his life. Love, Theresa (McCoy)Graybill 

May 24, 2020

Prayers for you and the boys at this time.Nancy Shaiebly(wife of the late Gene Shaiebly(K3HMB)

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