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Gregory Alan Phillips

May 18, 1954November 6, 2018
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Gregory Alan Phillips, age 64, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday November 6, 2018.

Beloved husband of David Lowell; dear father of Joe and Ian Lowell; loving grandfather of Miles Lowell; caring brother of Henry (Kathleen) Phillips, John (JoAnne) Phillips, and Robert (Donna) Phillips. Greg was predeceased by his parents Henry and Gloria Phillips, and his sister Nancy Phillips.

Greg was born in Detroit, Michigan on May 18, 1954. He graduated from Servite High School and attended Wayne State University for Liberal Arts. Greg moved to Rochester where he lived with his partner David Lowell for many years. He and David married on March 22, 2014.

Greg was passionate about politics and staunch advocate for gay rights. He loved pottery, art, animals, being on the water, spending time up north and food. He was an amazing chef and loved to cook for his family and friends.

Greg’s family will receive visitors for a memorial gathering on Thursday November 8th, 2018 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. and on Friday November 9th from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 p.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 West University Drive in downtown Rochester, Michigan.

Memorial contributions may be made in Greg’s honor to the Michigan Humane Society online at www.michiganhumane.org.

  • FAMILY

  • David Lowell, Husband
  • Joe Lowell, Son
  • Ian Lowell, Son
  • Miles Lowell, Grandson
  • Henry Phillips, Father
  • Gloria Phillips, Mother
  • Henry (Kathleen) Phillips, Brother
  • John (JoAnne) Phillips, Brother
  • Robert (Donna) Phillips, Brother
  • Nancy Phillips, Sister

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Thursday, November 8, 2018
  • Memorial Gathering Friday, November 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

Gregory Alan Phillips

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Keri Main

November 8, 2018

For the past 10 years I have worked along side Greg in the Hyperbaric department at Beaumont. He was the kindest, most patient man. He taught me so much about Hyperbaric, and even more about how to treat patients. He went out of his way for every single person he came in contact with. The world was a better place because of him. Our department will never be the same. I will do better at my job and how I treat people because of Greg. I will miss him.

Love,

Keri Main

Kristen Fuga

November 8, 2018

For nearly every Christmas breakfast/dinner at Bob and Donna's home, for as long as I can remember, Greg would be there as well. His gentle and kindhearted demeanor always stood out to me, so I would look forward to seeing him. It would leave me with faith that there is true kindness in the world. His gentle essence actually did that for me, even at a young age. I am grateful for having known him. One never knows the influence we may have on another person. I believe Greg understood that as he was truly present with me whenever I saw him. I also believe that his loving spirit was a gift from God, and that he made the choice to extend that to the world. He was courageous as an advocate for humanity. For that, Greg Phillips was and will remain an inspiration to me. His presence will be missed but his spirit lives on.

My sincere condolences to Dave and the Phillips family.

God bless,
Kristen Fuga

Tandra Edmunds

November 8, 2018

Working with Greg was always interesting, (especially for him) he worked with the "4" of us; Tandra, Diane, Robin and Kimberly. We were more than coworkers, we were friends. With each of our "personalities", we laughed, we learned from him, he gave us recipes, dates of estate sales, debated the Demorcrats vs Republicans, but most of all Greg was a kind, non-judgemental wonderful man. It's very hard for us to walk in the office and not see you anymore. You will be so missed, not just by the patients but by us.

Love,
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Kathy Kostas

November 7, 2018

When Stephen & I bought our up north home on Lake Huron 2 years ago, little did we know that we would be blessed with two of most wonderful neighbors we could ever have hoped for. Every time we headed up north we wondered if the “guys” would be there. It always made us happy when their blue SUV was sitting in the driveway. The weekends were always better with David, Greg and Riley there. The last two summers have been filled with brilliant sunrises, starry skies, campfires, wine & bourbon, shared food and wonderful conversations. Our plans were to make many more memories and enjoy the serenity and beauty of the lake in our little houses sitting side by side for many years to come. But God had other plans. Life will never be the same but we were honored to have you in ours Greg. We love you and will miss you deeply.

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