|Birth: ||Sep. 8, 1927|
|Death: ||Sep. 22, 2010|
Philip Henry Leon of Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, entered eternal life peacefully at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan, on Wednesday, September 22, 2010. He was 83 years old.
Philip was born in Detroit on September 8, 1927, the son of Henry and Lucille Leon. Philip was a 1945 graduate of Denby High School where he was the editor of the school's newspaper, The Denby Log. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Philip was a nationally recognized master bridge player. He was fond of the fine arts, particularly the opera and symphony. He was an artist who enjoyed painting. He also was a gourmet cook, and liked gardening. At one time he owned his own furniture store, and was highly regarded as an interior designer.
Philip was the uncle of the late Gary Lance Leon Corbin, and is survived by Gary's wife Carol J. Corbin of Englewood, Florida; grand-uncle of Kristine M. Britton, Gary L. Corbin, David A. Corbin, Carrie A. Habermehl, Kelly L. Justice, and the late James P. Corbin; and cousins, Kenneth Corbin, Donald Dungan (Sue), Katherine Curry, and David Dungan (Nancy).
He was predeceased by his father, Henry Leon; his mother Lucille Marie Leon Smith, and his brother, Jack Leon.
Visitation: Saturday September 25, 2010 at 2:00 pm at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Tribute Sharing: Between 3:00 and 4:00 pm.
A private family interment took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Detroit.
Memorials: Either of Philip's favorite charities: The Michigan Opera Theatre,, Attn: Tribute Gifts, 1526 Broadway, Detroit, MI 48226 or The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 3711 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201.
Forest Lawn Cemetery
Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: Sep 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59136116
Phil, you were a great player at the Bridge table, and a super nice guy, too. Remember, pal, God will underlead Aces vs. Suit Contracts. You will be missed.|
Added: Nov. 25, 2010
~*~In Loving Memory ~ God Bless You and Your Loved Ones, Philip.~*~|
Our Love & Prayers, Ron & Liz
Added: Sep. 24, 2010