After a swift and relentless bout with colon cancer, "Hoops" died at his home in Wayne, Pa., Jan. 5, 2004.
Born in Baltimore, Phil graduated from Andover. At Princeton he majored in architecture and was captain of the lacrosse team, winning the Higginbotham Award for outstanding play and earning an invitation to the North-South all-star game.
After obtaining a master's in architecture from Penn, Phil cofounded Hooper, Shiles Architects, which designed a variety of projects in Philadelphia and around the world. He served on Tredyffrin Township's school board, and its planning and review commissions. He also shared his affection for lacrosse as a successful and beloved coach in the Radnor Youth Program.
Phil married Tessa David, and they produced three wonderful children ‚€” Patrick, Trevor, and Tess ‚€” raising them in a home filled with love, laughter, and joy. Phil met his fate with his usual pluck, confidence, and dignity. On a cold Saturday in early January, nearly a thousand friends and family members met to remember Phil, celebrate his life, and be thankful that they knew him. In addition to his wife and children, Phil is survived by his brother, James E. We share their loss.
The Class of 1975