Local author and history feature writer,
R. W. “Dick” Phillips, 80, of St. Clairsville, OH died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home. He was born May 5, 1937 in Cleveland, OH only son of the late Cletus W. and Elsie Potancik Phillips.
Dick was a retired executive and owner of Phillips and Partners Public Relations, Phoenix, AZ. He attended John Carroll University and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Most recently, Dick authored, Arthur St. Clair, The Invisible Patriot, about the first Federal Governor, Northwest Territory. Dedicated to his community, he was a member of St. Clairsville Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and former board member of Gompers Habilitation Center in Phoenix. Dick was a parishioner at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, WV.
Surviving are his loving wife of Mary Agnes Palinkas Phillips, of St. Clairsville; two daughters, Mary D. Phillips (Michael Quinn, IV) of Silver Spring, MD and Patricia M. Phillips of Wheeling; a son, Richard Brian Phillips of St. Clairsville; three grandchildren, Michael F. Quinn, V, Timothy Philip Quinn and Patricia Tiu; four cousins, Elaine Madison, Ron Zablotny, Carolyn Zablotny and Mary Beth Becker.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant.
Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gompers Habilitation Center by going to “TMCFunding.com”
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