|Birth: ||Dec. 24, 1934, USA|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2007, USA|
Reverend Philip Edward McCrillis was born on December 24, 1934, Phil returned to God on February 1, 2007. A Roman Catholic priest for over 45 years, Phil served God's people as one who lived among them. He served as associate pastor at four parishes, was director of field education at St. Patrick's Seminary and was chaplain of the Newman center at San Jose State University.
During this time Phil ran two restaurants, wrote poetry and music, and became Senior Vice President at Drake, Beam and Morin. He was Pastor of Holy Spirit Parish 1991 to 1996. In 1996 he was appointed Vicar for Parish and Pastoral ministries of the Catholic Diocese of San Jose. Phil retired from active ministry July 1, 2003.
During retirement Phil took up painting. He pursued music composition and continued to write poetry. He volunteered at the Parkinson's Institute. He was passionate about the Church's need to re-engage young adults in the life and leadership of the Church in significant ways. He was actively involved in bringing this dream to fruition when he died. Philip touched many lives with his goodness, passion, humor, faith and joy in living.
Gate Of Heaven Catholic Cemetery
Santa Clara County
Created by: Verum
Record added: Feb 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17983372