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Eileen R. Philips, volunteer, dies

Eileen R. Philips, volunteer, dies

Eileen R. "Mimi" Philips, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed music, died of cancer Monday at her Richmond, Va., home.

The former Roland Park resident was 77.

The daughter of a Ford Motor Co. assembly line worker and a factory worker, Eileen Rose Wade was born and raised in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y.

After graduating in 1952 from Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn, she married Clifford J. Philips, who was serving in the Navy.

The couple moved to Bel Air in 1970 after Mr. Philips, who later became an accountant with Western Electric Corp., was assigned to the company's Hunt Valley office. They moved to the Roland Springs...