Phil died Jan. 28, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the Phoenix area, Phil graduated from Phoenix Central High School, where he was a member of the student senate and ran track.

At Princeton, he majored in history, ate at Tower Club, participated in freshman and varsity crew, belonged to Whig-Clio, and worked at the thesis-binding agency and the infirmary. 

After Princeton, Phil earned a law degree from Arizona State University. He then served three years as a Marine Judge Advocate officer, including a tour of duty in Vietnam.

Honorably discharged, he entered private law practice in Phoenix. From 1991 to 2001, he was as president of his own staffing company while serving as general counsel of International Conference Resorts. In 2002, he returned to private law practice.

Phil served on the board of the Presbyterian Service Agency and was a founding board member of the Phoenix Central High Alumni Association.

The class extends its condolences to Phil’s sister, Betsy Tower Willcuts, and the rest of his family.

Undergraduate Class of 1966