|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1946|
|Death: ||Jul. 24, 2010|
Al was the only child born to Marvel and Alice (Oatridge) Philo.
Prior to his retirement in 2001, Al was employed for 30 years by the Phoenixville Area School District as a music teacher and elementary band director for the Schuylkill Elementary School.
Although he played many instruments, Al was an extraordinary guitar player and found great enjoyment in playing the guitar and singing along with his friends Lori, Eryn, Bill, Topper, and Mike.
Al had a passion for motorcycles and always enjoyed being out on the open road. For many years, he was a member of the Harley Owners Group.
A long-time activist of the POW-MIA issue, Al helped to remind people that many of our soldiers have not yet come home from war through his membership in Rolling Thunder and The Friends of the Forgotten (original chapter and Northeast Wing). The ever-present American Flag and Prisoner of War Flag that flew at his home and every where he went were constant reminders of his patriotism to our country.
Al served as the Assistant Coordinator for the Northeast PA Region of the Warriors' Watch Riders, a motorcycle organization that dedicates itself to honoring our troops, both living and deceased. Al was a big supporter of our troops and through his membership in the Warriors' Watch Riders, he welcomed our troops home with flag lines and escorts and also sent them off to their duty stations in the same way.
Al passed away peacefully on a Saturday evening at the Wilkes-Barre General Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer. He will forever be remembered for his calming, quiet, caring, stoic and vigilant demeanor. He will be greatly missed by all those whose lives he touched throughout his lifetime. Al will never be replaced.
Al is survived by an aunt; many cousins; his long-time friend and "brother", Michael Jack, and his family; his many, many friends; and his faithful bulldog, Snort.
Marvel Leonard Philo (1920 - 1996)
Alice Elizabeth Oatridge Philo (1921 - 2003)
Mount Greenwood Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Ishi
Record added: Jul 29, 2010
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