Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Uncle Phil, 23 January 1922 - 21 September 2010.
Barukh dayan emet: Blessed is the True Judge.
We Jews say these words when someone we love has passed on to Olam ha-Ba, the World to Come. But as we say them, in our heart of hearts, we wish there were a Court of Appeals...
Here, let words yield to pictures, and let the pictures tell the (highly abridged) story of a loving, wonderful, sweet man. Ave atque vale!
This mid-1931 photo shows Phil at age 9 with his mother and sister Bernice, the Momma d’Elisson.
Phil served in the European Theatre of Operations in World War II. He had all kinds of Army stories... but there were some especially harrowing ones that he kept close to the vest.
Eighty years old, and you’d never know it. Phil celebrates with son Andy, wife Marge, and daughter Diane. Photo from January 2002.
With Aunt Marge at our family reunion, May 2007.
Talking with Elder Daughter, July 2010.
Sabrina visits Uncle Phil’s hobby shop. From Sabrina the Teen-Age Witch, issue 76, November 1982. ©1982 Archie Music Corp.