Palm Cheyenne Mortuary

7400 West Cheyenne Avenue, Las Vegas, NV


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Phillip Michael Mlynek

July 14, 1937January 23, 2020

Colonel Phillip Mlynek, USAF (Ret), 82, died Jan 23, 2020. He was a Las Vegas resident since 1990. A 30 year Air Force veteran, he was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. He earned his BA from the College of Puget Sound and an MS from Abilene Christian University in 1980. His military career was primarily focused as a pilot of B-47s, B-52s and C-118 aircraft followed by various command positions in aircraft maintenance and as a Wing Vice Commander. His various military decorations included the Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, and seven Air Medals. He flew over 150 B-52 combat missions during the Viet Nam conflict. In retirement his favorite hobby was golf. He was proud of his 2 hole-in-one shots. He was a long time member of the Nevada State Seniors Golf Club where he served on the Board of Governors holding the position of President, VP, and Secretary.

He was active in his church as a presenter for the marriage preparation course and a chaperone for the teen group. Jewel, his wife of 61 years preceded him in death 7/5/2019. He is survived by son, Michael of San Bernardino, CA; daughters Christina of San Antonio, TX and Lori Chandler of Kiawah Island, SC. Visitation will be on Thursday 1/30/2020 from 3:30- 5:00pm at Palm Mortuary Cheyenne, 7400 W Cheyenne Ave. Funeral service will follow from 5:00- 5:30pm in the Chapel, with reception to follow 5:30-7:30. Burial and Honors will be at the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery on Friday 1/31/2020 at 9:20am.

His family is grateful for the care and compassion provided by Dee of Visiting Angels and Brighton Hospice as Phil succumbed to cancer.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Reception Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • Committal Service Friday, January 31, 2020


Phillip Michael Mlynek

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