Daniel George Phillips

December 5, 1959August 9, 2018
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Daniel George Phillips was born on December 5, 1959 and passed away on August 9, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


  • Roger Phillips Sr., Father
  • Loretta Phillips, Mother
  • Susan M Goodrich-Phillips, Wife
  • Stefanie Strimboulis, Daughter
  • Ryan Strimboulis, Son-in-law
  • Abigail Phillips, Daughter
  • Benjamin Phillips, Son
  • Alaina Strimboulis, Granddaughter
  • Roger Phillips Jr., Brother
  • Joseph Phillips, Brother
  • Diane Phillips, Sister-in-law
  • Catherine Dunn, Sister
  • David Dunn, Brother-in-law
  • Mary Brooks, Sister
  • Laura DeLuca, Sister


21 August

Memorial Service

11:00 am

Christ The King Catholic Church

4925 South Torrey Pines Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89118


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Chris Buchanan

August 19, 2018

Dear Susan,
We are so sorry for your loss of Dan. He was such an inspiration to our family as a coach, teammate, and friend. My boys and I will always be grateful we knew him, coached with him, and had fun and learned from him. We loved him like family and will hold those little league days in our hearts forever.
Chris, Scott, & Chuck Buchanan

Teresa Steffen

August 19, 2018

I’m incredibly sad at Dans passing. He always went out of his way each morning welcoming my son Matthew at the gate and checking in with him. Now my sweet Matthew gets to meet him at the pearly gates and welcome him. Sue it was a pleasure working with you and I am incredibly sorry for your loss.

Katherine Maloney (Castronova)

August 19, 2018

The Phillips family lived across the street from me. My family watched Danny grow up. He looked so much like my best friend, and his sister Laura. My whole family want you to know we are thinking of you all. My heart aches for Laura and his children.

I can still see him playing in the yard with my younger sister, Janet and her best friend Laura. Those were such happy, carefree times. I will cherish those memories of Danny.
Love to you all,
Kathy & Ed Maloney

Eric and Cristi Stretz

August 19, 2018

We had the pleasure of coaching Little League with Dan for five years. Dan was one of the most supportive, kind, and encouraging people we have ever known. It was rare to see him without a smile on his face or hear him without a positive word on his lips. He took time with each child on the team, getting down on their level and looking them in the eye with patient instruction and leadership. His love for Sue, Stefani, Abby, and Ben was the foundation of his life. Our hearts are broken with the loss of our friend, and we are covering his precious family with love and prayer.

Ellen Carmody Roster

August 19, 2018

Dear Sue, I am very sorry to hear of Dan’s passing.
My deepest sympathy to you and your family,
Ellen Carmody Roster

Rachel Williams

August 19, 2018

Principal Phillips was one of those administrators you never forget. A positive light and a laugh that could fill a room. You made that lasting impression on every student you came into contact with, an impression most educators chase to reach daily. You were always kind and always fair. I will always remember you from my four years at Palo as I'm sure many of the students will. I couldn't have asked for a better administrator and supporter. Thank you for everything Principal Phillips.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Phillips family during this sad time. May God give you peace to know he is with his true father.

The Fraiser Family

August 18, 2018

Our family had so much respect for Mr. Phillips and we pray for the comfort of his family and friends who will, undoubtedly, miss him every day.
Our son, Ethan, got to spend time with him in FL when he was in the Battle of the Books and came back talking about how much FUN Mr. Phillips was on that trip.
It was clear to us that he was a person who cared for others and we pray that he knew - and that his surviving family members know - how very much he was loved and respected.

Debbie Brockett

August 17, 2018

As a young administrator, Dan always reached out to me and helped guide me with the tough decisions. He was an inspiration to me as a principal, as he always did was best for students even if it required a fight. My last visit with Dan was in May at a Student Council luncheon and I was discussing some troubling times and he looked me in the eyes and said, "Brockett, keep fighting for your kids because no one else will." Dan will be missed, but his leadership and strength will live on forever in the Clark County School District because he taught so many of us how to "lead with our hearts". Thoughts and prayers to his beautiful family and thank you for allowing us to share so many years with this amazing man.

Dwayne Murray

August 17, 2018

Dean Phillips was spectacular to me and many kids coming from the “Westside” valley view neighborhood while we attended valley high. Always fair in his approach and administration of rules. We could be knuckle heads a lot of the time and he was always there to give us 2nd chances. Any number of us could have been kicked out of school had it not been for his kind heart and Spirit and willingness to “groom” us. I am Thankful to have had crossed his path. He made a difference. My prayers and well wishes are with his family. My god give you all strength and courage. With love, the murray family.

Dan Lauper

August 17, 2018

He was a very great principal at Palo during my first three years there. RIP Mr. Phillips! All thoughts and prayers to the Phillips family.