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Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, counselor
Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, counselor

Alaric I. "Al" Phillips, a counselor who was an outreach and volunteer coordinator for a Baltimore men's shelter, died of a heart attack Sept. 2 at his West Ostend Street home. He was 52. The son of Jesse James Phillips, a Secret Service agent and private investigator, and Geraldine Phillips, a Howard County public school educator, Alaric Ivan Phillips was born in Columbia, S.C. He was raised in Germany, where his father was serving as an Army staff sergeant, and later moved with his family to Washington and Columbia. After graduating in 1980 from Oakland Mills High School, where he played football and baseball and was a swimmer, he began his college studies at the Air...