Harry J Will Funeral Homes

37000 W Six Mile Road, Livonia, MI


Phillip Michael Nader

September 5, 1928March 23, 2020

Phillip Michael Nader, 91, passed away on Monday, March 23, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family. Philip was born in Highland Park, Michigan on September 5, 1928. He was a graduate of Wayne State University and worked as a Mechanical Engineer at Chrysler for 29 years.

In retirement, Phillip and his wife enjoyed owning and operating a party store with their daughter, Carol and son-in-law, Keith. According to Carol, the party store’s success is a direct result of Phillip’s passion to service our customers. Phillip was also an avid football fan. His son Michael said “…the NFL has lost its biggest fan”. He will be deeply missed.

Mr. Nader is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Helen (Snage); daughter, Carol (Keith) Gawronski; son, Michael (Susan) Nader; grandchildren, Jessica (Justin) Clark, Benjamin Gawronski, Christine (T.J.) Groner and Thomas Nader; great-grandchildren, Christian Sanchez, Vanessa Clark and Caroline Groner; brothers, Alexander (Margo) Nader and Robert (Barbara) Nader. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Due to the current public health situation, a private service for immediate family only will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2020 at the Basilica of St. Mary Antiochian Church. Private burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Detroit.

Donations can be made to St. Mary's Building Fund in Phillip’s memory. St. Mary’s address is: 18100 Merriman Road, Livonia, MI 48152

Please share condolences or a memory of Phillip at his online guest book.


  • Private Family Visitation Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Private Funeral Liturgy Friday, March 27, 2020


Phillip Michael Nader

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Krissy Murtagh

March 27, 2020

I’ll miss you Phil, always a smile , always saving me wood and bringing it in to the store... Rest In Peace ...you always brought a smile to my face. I will truly miss you! My thoughts and prayers are with your wonderful family. Rest In Peace - Krissy