An outstanding member of our class, Phil died Dec. 10, 1995, in Toledo, Ohio, his home area since college days.
Phil prepared at Choate. At Princeton he majored in history, graduating with honors. He was captain of the heavyweight crew, a member of Cap & Gown, and was on the Athletic Council. Later he served on Alumni Council and was active in the Alumni Assn. of Northwestern Ohio.
He served four years in the Navy, achieving the rank of commander, and put in two years as deputy assistant secretary of defense for supply and logistics in the Pentagon. Returning to Toledo, he became president of Ottawa River Paper Co. and chairman of the First Natl. Bank of Toledo. He served on numerous corporate boards and civic organizations.
Phil was a lifelong sailor. He raced in the yawl Stormy Weather and sailed small craft on Lake Erie, winning a North American Dragon Class Championship in 1957. He rowed in single shells, and in 1978 he, Jack Kraemer, and Frank Kinney raced on Lake Carnegie at Reunions, the next younger class there being '58.
Surviving are his wife, Fe, daughter Ford Ford, sons Philip and George, brother Peter, and sister Polly Wood (widow of Bill). To them we extend our sincere sympathy in their and our loss.
The Class of 1938