August 24, 1926 - October 10, 2013

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Obituaries » WILLIAM T. SR. PHILIP

PHILIP, WILLIAM THOMAS SR., 87, of Barre City, died October 10, at Central Vermont Medical Center. His wife, Leona, was at his bedside. Born August 24, 1926, in Barre City, he was the son of James K.A. and Merle (Gundry) Philip. He was a graduate of Spaulding High School in 1944 and had attended Syracuse University in New York. On May 22, 1966, he married Leona Ramona Houghton in the First Baptist Church of Barre. Following their marriage, they made their home in East Barre and Randolph, finally coming to Barre City in 2010 where they had since resided. Bill had worked as an electrical products engineer for over 40 years at the Rock of Ages Capacitor Plant and Sprague Electric Co., both in Barre City. He enjoyed bowling, camping with his family and friends in the Green Mountain Deers Camping Group, and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Barre. A veteran of World War II, he served with the U.S. Army Air Corps. Besides his wife, Leona, he leaves six children by his first marriage, daughters Doris Martin, Donna Baker and Debra Marvin and sons Charles, James and William T. Philip Jr.; and stepdaughters Joleen Fox, Jocelyn Beane and Darleen Nelson; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is his brother, Robert Philip, and he was predeceased by his brother, James K.A. Philip Jr.

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