Phil, of Clifton, Va., died Dec. 31, 2020, at age 72 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born Jan. 14, 1948, in Plainfield, N.J.
After graduating from Grinnell College in 1969, Phil earned a master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School in 1975. Phil practiced a career in housing policy in London, Chicago, and Detroit. He eventually moved to Washington, D.C., where he worked for the Senate Banking Committee and several financial institutions.
He was a talented musician who played the piano and unique Renaissance instruments; an avid sailor of his Dovekie boat; and a skilled carpenter who remodeled many of the family’s homes.
Phil is survived by his wife of 33 years, Paula; his children Nick, D’Arcy, and Lena; and two grandsons.
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