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Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

5015 Lincoln Ave, Lisle, IL

OBITUARY

Edward LLoyd Phillips

June 11, 1934July 28, 2020

Edward L. Phillips, a retired Forest Park Public School Principal, died on July 28, 2020, at the age of 86. Ed was born on June 11, 1934, and grew up in Cuba, IL. He was a long time resident of La Grange Park, IL.

Edward is survived by his loving wife, Christine (nee O’Donnell); his children, Bradley and Matthew (Debbie); grandchildren Jake, Nick, Kylie and Kirsten; and his sister Nancy (Don) Clayberg, as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Ed served in the US Army. He enjoyed baseball, golf, fishing, and playing bridge. He was a Chicago Bears fan and season ticket holder for 41 years, as well as an avid Chicago Cubs fan. He was a true family man, and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. He cherished the annual Phillips Family Reunions. He was a coach during his career, and he continued to coach us all right up to the end.

On behalf of his many friends, and family, Ed (and his fish fry dinners) will be truly missed and forever remembered.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Blake-LambFuneralHome.com for the Phillips family.

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John&Sandy Ericksen

August 4, 2020

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In the spring of 1970 I traveled to Forest Park to interview for a Principal's position. While waiting, I wandered over to the school next door. Out came a tall athletic man with a whistle around his neck. Being a P.E. teacher and coach myself, I knew this was someone I could talk with - and talked we did - we talked for over 50 years. That was my introduction to Ed Phillips. He and his wife Chris welcomed my wife Sandy and I to the area and we became best friends, vacationing together, picnics, dinners, bowling, golfing and card playing were a fraction of the times we spent together.
Ed Phillips was quite a guy, a man's man, soft spoken, friendly, helpful, never seeking to be the center of attention. He paved the way for me to be part of communities activities, fishing trips, soft ball and basketball teams, Bear's games and his family gatherings.
Ed and I were both Principals and talked daily regarding school matters, picking one another's thoughts about a timely issue. He introduced to speed lunches at all the local establishments.
Ed loved being a principal, enjoying every moment with his staff and students. He would wear costumes for Halloween, put on Magic shows as "Edwardo the Magnificant". The kids would love it all. I never heard him raise his voice at a student as he had other ways to get through to one in need. He and wife Chris hosted annual Fish Fry's for the staff of his two schools. When he retired, his staff presented him with a quilt created with highlights of his school life, which is presently hanging in the Garfield School. Ed words can't express my appreciation for your friendship to me and my family. I do have one question - is there baseball in heaven - if so don't tell me I'm pitching tomorrow. RIP

Samantha Graham

August 4, 2020

He was such a great man and a great principal when I went to Grant white school he will be truly missed by many rest in peace mr. Phillips

Sharon Doss Bergmann

August 4, 2020

Mr. Phillips was my homeroom teacher in 7th grade. He always saw the potential in each of us. A wonderful basketball coach. Smile as bright as the sun. God Bless the family and friends. RIP Mr. Philips.

Arturo Abasta

August 3, 2020

He was a great teacher and principal. He was the principal when I was in Grant-White Elementary School from 1981 to 1987 and had more than my share of visits to his office but one thing I could always say was he was very fair. He was never about just handing out punishment. He was about learning the lesson and learning from our mistakes. You were a great man, Mr. Phillips. May you Rest In Heaven and I thank you for being good to us kids.

Rory McDerman

August 3, 2020

Ed was a great role model for me as a young man. He was a very special man!! Rest in peace Mr. Phillips!!

Wink Crawford

August 3, 2020

Ed Phillips was my coach in junior high at Field Stevenson. He tried mightily to get me to jump higher and even gave me ankle weights to wear during the summer. Sorry I let you down coach. I still can't jump, but you were a kind caring man and a good friend to my mom. I'll miss you. My condolences to your wife Chris and family.

scott entler

August 3, 2020

It was my honor to call you a friend and colleague.
May you rest in peace.
Scott Entler

Camryn Friedman

August 2, 2020

I was one of Ed’s caregivers at Auberge of Naperville. Ed was the sweetest man. He always called me “partner” and whenever I would help him out he’d tell me I was “too good to him” I was away from work for 2 weeks, and when I arrived back and went up to Ed, he grew the biggest smile on his face. I’ll miss that smile always. Rest In Peace, partner

Michael Da Pisa

August 1, 2020

My condolences to Mr. Phillips family. As one of his students, I saw a
dedicated and committed teacher. As one of the student managers of the Field-Stevenson basketball team I saw his desire to make his players become the best they could be and as a player on two championship Pony League baseball teams he coached I saw his ability to make a group of boys into a winning team. I will always
remember him as one of the more influential adults of my youth.
Thank you, Mr. Phillips and may you be at peace.

Michael Da Pisa

Warren Sisson

August 1, 2020

Mr Ed Phillips was a great man, teacher, mentor, and coach. I had very fond memories of him at Field Jr High as the basketball coach. He always enjoyed the 8th grade/ faculty basketball games. We need more educators and role models like him today. May you rest in peace. God bless you!

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Ed, Brad, Jake, Nick

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Ed, and grandkids, Jake, Nick, Kylie, and Kirsten

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Ed, Buz, and Nancy

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Nick, Ed and Chris

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Ed, Jake, and

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Ed and Kirsten

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Ed, Kylie, and Kirsten

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