Daniel S. Phillips Sr.

June 4, 1949May 24, 2018

Daniel S. Phillips, Sr., 68 of Hartwick, passed away on May 24, 2018 at home in Hartwick.

He was born on June 4, 1949 in Cooperstown, the son of Stanley R. and Audrey J. (Lane) Phillips.

A graduate of Cooperstown High School, Dan went on to attend Herkimer Community College. After college, he was employed as a police officer for the Cooperstown Police Dept. He served in the Army National Guard and sold cars for many years at his auto dealership, Phillips and Sons. He spent a few years as the Hartwick Town Clerk.

A great father and husband, Dan enjoyed playing horseshoes and attending clam bakes. He was a member of the Hartwick & Cooperstown Vets clubs, and the Elks Club.

Dan is survived by his son Daniel Phillips, Jr (Selena) and grandchildren, Heathcliff and Autumn; his son John Phillips; his good friend, Linda Phillips, mother to his children; his brother, Randy Phillips (Jen) and nieces and nephews, Eric and Savahanna, and their families; his brother Mike Phillips, and nephews, Mathew, Christopher and their families; his uncle, Donald Phillips (Ina); his aunt, Audree Lane; his cousins Donna Hotaling and David Selleck and their families; as well as many more family and special friends.

He was predeceased by his parents; his sister and brother in law, Louise and Danny McAdams; his niece, Kristen Phillips; and his cousin, Marsha Phillips.

A graveside service will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 11 am in Hartwick Cemetery, Harwick.

Contributions in Dan’s memory are asked to be made to the American Heart Association, 125 Business Park Dr, Suite 106, Utica, NY 13502.

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Arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home, Oneonta.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 2, 2018

Daniel S. Phillips Sr.

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Douglas Brenner

June 5, 2018

Surprised and sorry to hear of Danny's passing. I always recall working with Dan as a patrol officer in Cooperstown and his ability to take care of the residents and visitors to Cooperstown. He gave me some of the best advice I ever heard as a cop.. "Don't go looking for trouble, trouble will find you just fine"... this plays out in all of life not just in police work.
Rest in peace my friend.

Robert Rosenblum

June 4, 2018

Dan Rest In Peace my partner and friend remebering all those night shifts and the auto auctions until we meet again!!!

Ray Krone

June 1, 2018

My sympathies to Dan's family. My relationship with Dan began with our days in the National Guard. My children and grandchildren purchased cars from Dan over the years. It was always a pleasure to visit with him. He will be missed.

Ray Krone

carol spann

May 31, 2018

So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I was blessed to meet his family and friends and be a part of dan's life for many years. I will miss him greatly and will miss his many calls every week... My heart breaks for his family... I pray for you all and pray Dan has found peace with his Mom Dad and sister. I can't express the grief but will always remember the time we all had with him. So sorry.

Toya Gross

May 30, 2018

I would like to give my deepest condolences to the family for the passing of your love one. I hope your family and friends been able to find comfort from the God of all comfort. I know losing a loved one is not easy; although, I was able to find much hope in God's word the Bible. Jehovah our heavenly father knows our pain, Psalms 34:18 tells us Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted and saved those who are crushed in spirit. He also promises death and sickness will be done away with completely. Isaiah 33:24 states, And no resident will say:" I am sick" The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error; and we look to the fulfilment when death, the last enemy will be brought to nothing stated in
1 Corinthians 55:54-58. I hope these scriptures will bring you a measure of comfort during this time.