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38001 Euclid Avenue Willoughby, Ohio 44094

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6330 Center Street Mentor, Ohio 44060

Robert “Phil” Phillips

05/15/1938 — 06/11/2021

A close-up headshot photo of Robert "Phil" Phillips posing with a loved one for the camera

Robert “Phil” Phillips, age 83 of Kirtland, passed away June 11th, 2021 at UH Geauga Medical Center surrounded by his family. He was born May 15th, 1938 in Lemont Furnace, PA to the late Kathryn Phillips.

Phil was the owner of R.P. Coatings Corp. in Cleveland. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was a parishioner and an usher at Divine Word Church in Kirtland. He was a member of the Eagles Club in Willoughby and the VFW Post #1500 in Willoughby. He enjoyed golfing, playing softball, stamp collecting, and watching his grandchildren play sports. He was also an Eagle Scout.

Phil is the loving husband for 61 years to Joan Phillips (nee Jambor); beloved father of Sharon (Steve) Regovich and Sandy (Joe) Matijevic; dearest grandfather of Chelsey and Corey Regovich, Joey and Mattey Matijevic; son of the late Helen and Andrew Phillips; brother of Karen (Steve-deceased) Scheel and the late Joe, Jim, Andy and Jack Phillips, Eleanor and Patricia Phillips; son in law of the late Steve and Rose Jambor; brother-in-law of Lois Phillips and Robert (Gerri) Jambor; uncle to many nieces and nephews.

The Phillips family will receive friends from 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 at Divine Word Catholic Church, 8100 Eagle Rd., Kirtland. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 AM Wednesday at Divine Word. Private burial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jeff Monreal Funeral & Cremation Services.

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8 Replies to “Robert “Phil” Phillips”

  1. Mark & Margrit Zito June 13, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    We are so sorry to hear about your dad. He was always great to be around and we do enjoyed being in his company. Sincerest condolences to you and your whole family. You are in out thoughts.


  2. Bernie & Gloria Yohman June 14, 2021 at 12:20 am

    Our thoughts & prayers go out to your family. He will be greatly missed by all. God bless & sincere sympathy


  3. Sharon, I always loved how involved your mom and dad were with you and your children. You all were blessed to share so many wonderful moments together. Thanks for sharing all of the beautiful pictures of his life! Prayers to you, Chelsea, Cory and Joan!


  4. So very sorry for your loss. Phil was a great man, always kind, loving and a gentleman. My deepest sympathy and love to all of you.


  5. Timothy & Cassie Kovacic June 16, 2021 at 2:19 pm

    Our sincere condolences to you for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


  6. Anne Marie Grapo June 18, 2021 at 2:37 pm

    I am so sorry for your great loss. May you be comforted by your love for each other and your many memories of all the times you were together.


  7. Beautiful tribute, deepest sympathy
    Love you


  8. Just found out about Bob. Condolences to you Joan and all your family.


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