William Terry Phillips, 87, died June 9, 2021 at his home in Amherst, Ohio after an illness of about 8 months. He was born in South Lorain, Ohio on May 28, 1934 to Harry and Geraldine (nee Allwine) Phillips.
Terry was raised in Lorain and graduated from Lorain High School. He attended the College of Wooster. He and first wife Sally lived in Sheffield Village until 1976. He and wife Jeanne moved to Amherst in 1993. He had been a member of the Presbyterian church, was a lifelong Republican, was a popular local salesman, and became a bus driver in retirement. He converted an MCI bus and loved to go camping in Florida and at East Harbor State Park. He also enjoyed boats, woodworking and tinkering in his shop. As a young man he played ice hockey, later loved baseball, music, time with Jeanne and friends at the club. He liked spending time with his blended family, especially at the islands with his children and grandchildren, and his July 4th picnic was the highlight of the year.
He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jeanne (nee Casada), sister, Joan Scheiferstein, son, Richard (Carol) Phillips, daughter, Cynthia (Robert) Phillips Bornstein, Holly (Michael) Borrelli, Wendy (Michael) Videll and step-daughters Michele (Roger) Cothran, Lucinda (Joseph) Temkiewicz, and Amelia (Delbert) Chaffin, twenty-nine grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents.
In keeping with his inquisitive nature and belief in education, it was his decision to donate his body to the Cleveland Clinic Body Donation Program.
A memorial will be held July 3, Saturday, at 11:00 A.M. at Boyer & Cool Home For Funerals, 1124 West 5th Street, Lorain, Ohio, 44052, and all are welcome.
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