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Robert F. "Ears" Philips

May 28, 1931 ~ February 3, 2024 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Robert Philips Obituary

Robert F. Philips, 92, of Darlington, formerly of Fallston, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2024, in Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born May 28, 1931, in Beaver, he is the son of the late Lloyd R. and Bess (McCullough) Philips.  Robert was retired from LTV where he worked in the Account Payable division. He proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War where he was in the 555th Battalion and was awarded four bronze stars.  Robert was a member to the New Brighton American Legion, Post #19 for 70 years where he was past commander and worked for the Beaver County tipstaff.  He served on the New Brighton School Board, CCBC Board of Directors, BVIU Board of Directors, and was an usher for the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, Fl.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances “Toots” (Soriano) Philips and a daughter, Judith Rose.

Robert is survived by his son, Robert L. “Flip” Philips, Fombell, grandchildren, Joshua, Justin and his wife Elissa; great grandchildren, Ashlee, Rocco, Emilia and Elliotte; great great granddaughter, Gianna Sapienza; sister, Nancy “Nanny” Norton; nieces, nephews, and their families.  He is also survived by his good lifelong friend, Frank Hummel.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, February 8, 2024, at 10 a.m. in J & J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 Third Ave, New Brighton.

Robert will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, Pa.   

“A special thank you to the staff of Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.  You are truly a blessing to many.”


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Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

10:00 AM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066


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