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 Philip Frederick Messenger

Philip Frederick Messenger

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Death 25 May 2011 (aged 78)
Burial Big Island, Marion County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 77693811 · View Source
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Philip Frederick Messenger age 78 passed away peacefully at home Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Born in Marion to the late Genevra (Rice) and Miles Messenger.

Philip was the youngest of eight children, he graduated from Harding High School class of 1950, he played football, baseball, and loved fishing. Later in life he was an avid golfer. After high school he served in World War II as a Paratrooper, Airborne Division. A prominent Marion businessman, he owned and operated long time produce market (Messenger's Market). The market was in operation for over 30 years starting in 1960. The market became his pride and joy and was always a family affair, employing many cousins, aunts, uncles and of course his four children. Philip had many fond memories in Marion and lots of friends. He was known to many for his keen sense of humor.

Philip is survived by children, Bambi (Dan) Bach, Jan (Bob Drollinger) Bruno, Michelle (Phillip) Garrett, three grandchildren, one great-grandson, three sisters, Esther Dunbar of Marion, Mary Ellen Barnhouse of Florida, Helen Young of Westerville, and dear friends Alma and Bob Craven. He was formerly married to Carolyn Ann Harrold who survives in Columbus.

He is preceded in death by his only son Philip B. Messenger, two sisters, Ruth Kirby, Rachel DeSimone, and two brothers Jim Messenger and David Messenger.

Philip was the father of one of my Pleasant Class of '73 class mates, Philip B. Messenger.


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  • Created by: Harley Hoover
  • Added: 5 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77693811
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Philip Frederick Messenger (19 Dec 1932–25 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77693811, citing Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Big Island, Marion County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Harley Hoover (contributor 46604517) .