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November 27, 1923 - August 07, 2018
Philip is survived by his wife, Shirley and his four children, Graham, Stephen, Catherine and Alexandra. He is sorely missed. He also leaves a devoted niece, Sarah and grandchildren, Finlay, Alasdair and Imogen in England, and grandchild, Isadora in Seattle, who in recent years brought many a smile to Philip's face.
Philip was born in Bradford, England. Childhood passions for science, engineering and model airplanes led him to the University of Leeds and the Cranfield College of Aeronautics, where he received Bachelor's and Masters of Science degrees respectively.
Philip's early career included time at D. Napier & Son and English Electric in England, and on the ELDO rocket project in France. The primary focus for most of his working life was rocket propulsion.
Philip married Shirley Dale in 1959 and their first three children, Graham, Stephen and Catherine were born in England. Their fourth child, Alexandra, was born here.
In 1968 Bell Aerospace of Niagara Falls hired Philip and the family immigrated to the United States. Soon afterwards Philip and Shirley purchased a house in Youngstown where they have lived ever since.
Philip was a glider pilot and a founding member of the Niagara Soaring Club. He was also an avid hiker, from early adulthood well into his 80s. He did not allow inclement weather to rob him of his daily walk. He also enjoyed woodworking, metalworking and creating various solar energy devices.
Hardison Funeral Home in Lewiston is handling the funeral arrangements. The service will be at 6:30 on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, at the Hardison Funeral Home, 401 Ridge Street in Lewiston.
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I would like to send my condolences and share a hopeful thought with you all found at Acts 24:15 that there will be a resurrection and we will all be able to see our lost love ones including Philip.