James H. Phillips, age 82, passed away peacefully Monday, January 7, 2019 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester.
Jim was born July 16, 1936 in Hornell, a son of Herman & Orcelia (LeBarr) Phillips. He was a former welder & X-Ray Technician at Foster Wheeler Corp. in Dansville. He married Sherry Stanley on July 20, 1991; she survives. In addition to his parents, Jim was also predeceased by a son, David Phillips; and siblings, Charles Phillips, Edward Phillips & Vaudine Lyons.
He was a past member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Foster Wheeler 25 yr. Club.
He enjoyed going to casinos, antique car shows, the Buffalo Bills & flea markets.
He is survived by his sweetheart of 35 years, Sherry; children, Sherry Osbourne (Art), Michelle (Pat) Ashworth, Jeffrey (Karen) Phillips, Dennis (Jess) Nolan and Robbie Nolan (Joanne); 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; siblings, Fran Gottschall & Robert Goodwin; many nieces, nephews & cousins.
A graveside memorial service will held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are with the Chamberlin – Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, NY 14437.
Contributions may be made to the Hornell Humane Society, 7649 Industrial Park Rd, Hornell, NY 14843 or A New Start Kitty Shelter, 342 Denton Corners Rd., Castile, NY 14427.