JOHN (JACK) L. PHILLIPS of South Russell, age 85, passed away Monday, April 2, 2018. He was born in Cleveland in 1932.
Beloved husband of Merry Lee (nee Keal); loving father of Leslie (Dave) Lentsh, Amy (Darrell) Johnson, Mike, Jenny (Terry) Myerson, Doug, and Bill (Lindsey); loving grandfather of ten and great-grandfather of four; brother of Alan Phillips and the late Gail Rotolo.
Jack was a member of St. Joan of Arc Church since 1955. He served a 4-year term in the United States Marines.
Jack served with the Chagrin Falls Fire Dept. from 1965-1980 at which time he was elected the first full-time chief from 1980-1995.
During his life, Jack enjoyed running, tinkering with cars and painting watercolors.
Jack’s first love was his family.
The family will receive friends at the MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, 95 S. FRANKLIN ST., CHAGRIN FALLS ON THURSDAY, APRIL 5, FROM 3-7 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, April 6 at St. Joan of Arc Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Chagrin Falls Fire Dept., 21 W. Washington St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.
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All of our funeral home locations offer complete services for traditional funerals, funerals followed by cremation, graveside services, shipping arrangements and direct cremations with memorial services.
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