MONTVILLE, N.J. -- Jack Phillips, of Montville and formerly of Toms River and Fair Lawn, died Friday, Sept. 2. He was 97.
Born and raised in Passaic, he resided in Fair Lawn for many years.
He was a parishioner of St. Anne’s R.C. Church in Fair Lawn. He was a member of the Fair Lawn Cosmos Club and the American Federation of Musicians Local #248.
He enjoyed playing Big Band music with his brothers. He also was a natural athlete and loved anything athletic, especially golf. He was drafted by the New York Giants and the Green Bay Packers but he was called to duty and proudly served with the U.S. Army during World War II. Prior to retiring, he was employed as a computer analyst with IT&T and Hoke for many years.
He was the father of Jack Phillips and his wife Shannon and Anita Lovallo and her husband Joseph; grandfather of Jennifer Hughes, Richard Atieh and his wife Rebecca and Lori Chilenski and her husband Tom; great-grandfather of Madison, Michela, Jack, Nick, Richard and Finnigan; and brother of the late Joseph, Tony, Sam, Frank and Billy.
The family will receive their relatives and friends from 4-8 p.m. Monday at the Vander Plaat Caggiano Funeral Home 13-31 Saddle River Road, Fair Lawn. A funeral Mass is planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Anne’s R.C. Church ,15-05 St Anne St., Fair Lawn. Interment will follow at George Washington Memorial Park in Paramus.
Donations in his memory may be made to the St Jude Children’s Research Hospital P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 142 Memphis, TN. 38148.