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Philip Andrew Reilly

May 24, 1974July 24, 2020

Major (Retired) Philip (Phil) Andrew Reilly, 46, passed away on Friday, July 24, 2020, in Fishers, IN. He was born in Noblesville, IN, on May 24, 1974, the son of Donna and Robert Glenn and Richard Reilly. He was a 1992 graduate of Lincoln High School in Vincennes, IN. Phil served his country honorably in the U.S. Army and the Army National Guard, deploying with the 101st Airborne Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. His total service encompassed twenty-one years beginning in 1992 and ending with his retirement in 2013. During his tenure in the Army, he received his BS in Business Administration and his MBA from Park University. After retirement, Phil worked for the U.S. Secret Service from 2014 to 2018 and then began employment with Guidehouse, serving in support of the U.S. Army Financial Management Command. Phil is survived by his loving wife Allison and five children: SGT Andrew Reilly and Colin, Keegan, Garrett, and Sheila Reilly. He is additionally survived by his mother Donna Glenn, and siblings Richard Reilly (Monica) and Sherry Dawson (Mitch), and Allison’s parents, Allen and Debbie Pfundtner, and sisters Amy Parker (John) and Deanna Price (Josh). During his twenty-one year career in the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, Phil was awarded the Bronze Star and the Joint Service Commendation Medals for contributions in Operation Iraqi Freedom; he was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award); Army Commendation Medal (3rd award); Army Achievement Medal (7th award); Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd award); The National Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2nd award); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award); Army Staff Identification Badge. Phil was an active member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and The American Society of Military Comptrollers. After his retirement, Phil enjoyed attending his children’s athletic events and serving as a leader with the Boy Scouts of America; in addition, he enjoyed spending time with his eldest sons in Colorado and Virginia, relaxing on the beach and playing golf with friends and family. Phil was also an avid historian and amateur genealogist who loved archiving old family photos. A private memorial service will be held at Orchard Park Presbyterian Church in Carmel on Saturday, August 8, with Pastor Mike Samson officiating. A private interment will follow at the Crown Hill National Cemetery Field of Valor in Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a Go Fund Me account at https://gf.me/u/yjqi4z .

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Pat & Gary Sherfey

August 6, 2020

Love and prayers and our sympathy. May your memories with Phil bring you comfort and peace. We only saw Phil a few times at an athletic event his sons were playing in, but we could see how much he loved his family and was a caring, loving, giving dad. Praying for the family and know he is watching down from heaven. In sympathy, Pat & Gary Sherfey, Annandale, Va

Rick Martin

August 6, 2020

Oh Phil, I am just now finding out about this, and Allison I am very sorry for your loss; horrible.

Phil, you were an amazing soldier and leader. Your innate kindness was a large part of your leadership style, and that is what I will always remember about you. Your kindness never-ever faltered, not once in the years that we worked closely together.

Rest in Peace dear brother Phil.

May God bless and keep Alisson safe and secure.

Rick Martin

Brian Howard

August 5, 2020

To Phil's wife and kids,

I am so sorry to hear of the abrupt loss of your beloved husband and dad. I was a coworker of Phils in DC. Phil was a good man. We had numerous conversations about Indiana, Indianapolis Colts, and our families. I want to say Phil will truly be missed by all. I hope GOD gives you and your family strength during this time of grief.

With deep sincerity,

Brian Howard

Heather Burgess

August 4, 2020

Dear Allison, Keegan, Garrett, Sheila, Andy and Colin,
Our hearts and prayers are with you right now and forever. We knew and loved Phil as a part of our Virginia family. We admired his family values and commitment to you all. We bonded over his and your commitment to our country and service to our great nation in times of war. We will always remember his kindness, his practicality, his funny sense of humor and wonderful times we spent in your company. We miss our friend, brother-in-arms and fellow sports enthusiast. We missed you all when you moved away but always knew we would see you again. We never say good-bye in the Service, we say until we see you again my friend. Love you all, Heather, Eric, Sean, Riley and Katie

Monica Reilly

August 2, 2020

There are so many wonderful, funny, and moving memories. Phil, you are my brother-in-law and brother-in-arms. I cherish our talks in 2003 and 2004, as we processed our wartime experiences. My heart was full of love and respect when you asked Rich and I to be Andy and Colin's godparents. Your intellect, dedication, committment, and humor are facets of you that I'll always hold dear. I loved that you called me Sis and made fun of my "musical tourettes" as you liked to call it. Give lots of hugs to Stacey and Bob for me. I trust in the Lord that we all will be together in heaven someday.

Janet Hord

July 30, 2020

My son, Jimmie Westfall, and Philip were best friends and I will always remember the times he spent at our house. Philip was my son's best man at his wedding and was there for my son at his dads, Jim Westfall, celebration of his life. So sorry for your great loss and you and your family will be in my prayers.

Jon Stephenson

July 30, 2020

Reflecting on Phil’s presence in my life, I can’t help but to be inundated with his mild and pleasant demeanor and of course his great smile. Even in difficult times he could bring calm to anyone in the room. What an incredible friend and family man. Rest easy my friend.

Mary Jo Zimmer

July 29, 2020

My dear Phil
I know you are being taken care of in Heaven by your wonderful grandma Ruby
I will miss your gentle soul!
Love you
Aunt Jo

Jackline Browder

July 29, 2020

With a heavy heart...I’m left speechless. I’m still in shock and going through a wave of emotions since finding out of recent, unfortunate news.

In my quiet times, I find those to be the hardest, and I start thinking of my days in the office, of my 8-9hrs days, everyday, working alongside one another, knowing that I spendt more time at work with my work family then at home with my own family.

I guess God has bigger plans for you and he needed you most at this time. May your soul Rest In Peace, and may your family find the comfort in the aftermath. When the dust has settled and there’s silence, that is the part of what I will pray for most.

You will surely be missed. Thank you for showing me and teaching me and always taking the time out of your day to uplift me. You were my biggest critic and that made me better person all around. You always checked in on the work family and I know you will always continue to check in on us.

Janet Morgan

July 29, 2020

I offer my sincerest condolences to the entire family of Philip Reilly. What an outstanding colleague and wonderful friend he was to all who knew him at the U. S. Secret Service. It was indeed my sheer delight and pleasure to work with him and to call him my FRIEND. My two colleagues and I enjoyed some of our best memories with Phil while traveling to San Francisco on a business trip...we will never forget the Elton John concert after the Oracle conference! Rest well Sir...you will never be forgotten and will always hold a special place in our hearts. Sending my heartfelt prayers to Heaven for his wife and children. May God bless you each and every one of you.

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