August 5, 1999 to August 19, 2009
Philip was passionate about understanding the way things work. He loved to work with his hands, building things & taking them apart, as he did with Dad’s old circuit boards. He enjoyed illusions. He loved to read and had many books. His favorites were an autobiography of Harry Houdini, Ridley’s Believe It or Not, “How Science Works”, “Atlas of the Universe”, and a “Pocket Guide to Insects” that he had started cataloguing local critters from in a notebook. He really wanted to be a scientist or an engineer.
He loved to write and had a wonderful writing voice, and a dry ironic humor that made me grin. He loved being outdoors, and loved our littlest dog, Sissy, who cuddled at his feet at night, his “little sweetheart”. He loved the Beatles and Disney’s Fantasia, Holst’s The Planets and Monty Python. He had big emotions and a kind heart and wanted to make things right in the world.
Among his happiest activities was spending time with his beloved cousins on Lake Arietta, swimming, laughing, and wakeboarding.
We donated Philip’s organs to LifeLink, and his gift freed two ladies from dialysis. Philip would have been so very pleased by that. ♥