Phil died July 24, 2005, in Las Vegas from congestive heart failure.
He came to us from Woodrow Wilson High School in Portsmouth, Va. At Princeton — which he attended on an ROTC scholarship from 1961 through 1963 — he majored in aeronautical engineering, ate at Quadrangle, and roomed with Jim Card, Karl Petersen, and Rudi Seitz. He completed his degree at West Virginia University in finance and economics while serving in the Navy.
Phil worked at Potomac Electric Power, where he met his wife, Paulette Pullman. He was employed at Arthur Anderson in New York City, and moved to Rohr Marine shipbuilders in San Diego in 1977.
In 1989 he started his own consulting business, the Corporate Equalizer, and served as CFO for a number of clients of that firm and at Bi-millennium in San Jose, Calif. Diagnosed in 2001 with cardiomyopathy, he continued working with his son in consulting and started Perennial Properties, a family real-estate venture in Las Vegas and Lake Havasu, Ariz.
Phil is survived by Paulette; his son and namesake, Phillip Frederick III; daughters Andrea Rhodes and Christina Zaman; and five grandchildren. His tombstone, erected by his family, reads “A Courageous Man of Great Substance.” We honor his memory and offer our condolences to his family for their loss.