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Philip Allen Pace, 59

January 10, 2020

Philip Allen Pace was born in March 11, 1960 to the late Arthur and Edith (Bufford) Pace in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Out of their union, two children were born: Arthur Jr. and Philip.

Philip was married to the love of his life, Nina Joy Jones Pace, on September 19, 2003 and they made Lancaster, PA their home.

Philip had a successful career in Education and, ultimately, Human Resources. His career gave him the opportunity to travel throughout the United States and Canada. In fact, he and Nina resided in Canada for 3 years.

Philip loved spending time with his family and his friends. He had a passion for travel, reading, DIY projects, fishing, and cooking.

Philip is survived by his wife, Nina Joy Pace, his brother Arthur Jr. (Charmone) and many loving family members and friends who will miss his humor and upbeat spirit.

Memorial Services will be on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 1PM at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA. with the Rev. Derrick Porter officiating.In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to Ann B. Barshinger Cancer Institute, 2102 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601

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January 20, 2020

Nina, you know how much we all loved Philip and how he cherished you.  Remember the time I told him to stop buying you so much jewelry.  You bumped me and said to be quiet!  We met at a cooking class, and as the Lord would have it, I knew Les and could meet you.  We were watching a cooking show; I mentioned a book I was going to send for, and of course, he got it for me.  I am so honored to have known Philip.  He is an example for me to enjoy every day the good Lord gives me. He did and without any complaint.  You are in my heart and prayers.  If I call or text too often, just tell me you are busy!!!  love and blessings, Pat
Note:  I tried to tell this at his funeral, but couldnt finish.

January 14, 2020

Nina,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss.   My God comfort and protect you.  
Brian Ness

January 13, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Phil’s passing. I am sure he is having quite the party in Heaven. I am glad that I had the chance to know him, wish there was more time to talk travel, HR, and jewelry purchases! Nina my thoughts and prayers are with you. Please reach out to Eliel or I if you need anything.
Kathy Kissinger Garcia

January 13, 2020

Nina, This has been a long journey. Philip loved you so much! I know you will miss him. Trust is knowing that you will be with him again. Prayers for comfort and strength for you. 
Carol Mellinger

January 12, 2020

My heart and prayers go out to the Pace Family for your loss.  Nina, Phil was the best Husband for you and very hilarious too!  On my visits to your lovely home, one could tell how much Phil adored you and wanted to “move the heavens and earth” to make you happy.  Life was never a dull moment.  He was Mr.  Entertainer til the end!  Phil was so concerned about you and held on as long as he could.  I believe Phil bargained with the Lord for more time experiencing life with you.  But now…He is freed from the hardships of this cruel world.  Rest In Peace my Brother!  We love you Sister,  Sharon White-Cody and Louise White

January 12, 2020

As I reflect back on my years working with Phil, I think of all the wonderful stories and lunches we enjoyed together. I was also aware of the terrible agony he faced from the horrible disease he had. Now he does not hurt anymore. 
Mike Sterner

January 12, 2020

In spite of his physical struggles Phil never lost his passion for life. No matter how sick he felt he rarely passed up the opportunity to be with his friends. We will miss you and your strength very much. You are a wonderful man. Nina will always be a part of our lives. We will always I’ve her whatever support she needs. We will always smile when we think of you 
Diane and Tony Ciro

January 12, 2020

Dearest Nina,
Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Although we only met Philip a few times, his love for you and his kind and gentle soul were very apparent.
With Love, Michael and Lisa Brumbaugh

Services
Monday, January 13, 2020
1:00 PM
Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Crematory
3110 Lititz Pike
Lititz, PA 17543
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