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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI

OBITUARY

Frank Anthony Phillips

August 5, 1932August 9, 2019
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On Friday August 9, 2019, Frank Phillips, Sr. loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away. Frank was born August 5, 1932 in Akron, Ohio.

He served in the Korean War as a Marine Staff Sergeant and received the Korean Peace Medal. After his honorable discharge, he began working at Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company while obtaining his business degree from Akron University. He met and married the love of his life, Rosemarie, in 1954. Together they had 4 children. He moved his family to Lansing in 1964 and opened his own business, Molded Plastic, in 1974. He was most proud of his family, and they brought him his greatest joy.

Preceded in death by his parents, Nicholas and Josephine Phillips, brothers Nicholas the II, and Ron. Surviving is his loving wife of 65 years, Rosemarie, and daughters, Nancy (Paul) Hillegonds, Cathy (Bill) Kirby, Sally (John) Durfee, and son, Frank (Andrea) Phillips, Jr.; ten grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16th 2019 at 11:00 AM at St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 955 Alton Road, East Lansing. Visitation will be held one hour before service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marines Corps League, 3619 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Suite 115, Stafford, VA 22554.

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  • Visitation Friday, August 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 16, 2019

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Vickie Masturzo

August 18, 2019

My sweet Rosie and family, You two will always be engraved in my memory of the the most outgoing, selfless couple. You have been blessed with a great family. Your loyalty and integrity were amazing. Love you all very much. Prayers for comfort. ( Grands@ Hoe down a few years back)

BOB JOHNSON

August 15, 2019

Frank was a very kind and gentle man and had much wisdom in his dealings with his fellow man, He will be missed!

May the God of all comfort carry you Through this time of loss!

Bob & Debbie Johnson and girls!

Rhonda Hendrickson

August 15, 2019

On behalf of myself, Rob and my mom Mary Brown, our deepest sympathy for the loss of a larger than life man. Singer, chef, intrepid house painter and happy is how we will remember him. He was part of the original Stoneybrook group and overhead neighbor to my parents who loved them so. They had lots of fun together and that will sustain. We are grateful for the chance to know Frank & Rosie (always said as one name), Nancy and Paul and their children through countless spring breaks. A big loving hug for Rosie and her Frank, from us all.

Joe Campriana

August 11, 2019

Cousin Frank, you made it home!I pray for your earthly family as I'm sure you let a lasting legacy filled many wonderful memories.
Joe,Christina, Dominic Jonathan Campriana

Don and Barbara Costantino

August 11, 2019

Rosie we are very sorry to hear of losing Frank. We have many Walnut memories and Stoneybrook memories of both of you. We will always cherish those memories.
Take care of yourself

Sincerely
Don and Barbara Costantino

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