Peter A. Phillips, 70, of Charlevoix, passed away Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Charlevoix Area Hospital.
A Rite of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Charlevoix. Visitation will be from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Winchester Funeral Home in Charlevoix where the rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Cemetery in Charlevoix.
U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. He was aboard the U.S.S. Randolph in 1962 when Astronaut John Glenn was retrieved after the Mercury-Atlas 6 three-orbit space mission.
Pete earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Western Michigan University. He worked as an auditor for the Internal Revenue Service before returning to Charlevoix in 1976. In Charlevoix, he owned and operated Phillips Northside Service Station.
Pete was a member of St. Mary's Church, the Knights of Columbus Pierre de Charlevoix Council, the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club, the Beaver Island Wildlife Club and the Men's Coffee Clutch at the Townhouse.
Pete is survived by his children, Owen (Laura Willis) Phillips of Charlevoix, Amber (Thomas Slovick) Phillips of Los Angeles, Calif., and Ethan (Tim Johnston) Phillips of Brooklyn, N.Y.; sister, Ann Hanson of Grand Rapids; brother, Richard Phillips of Chicago, Ill.; niece, Elizabeth (Joseph) Fulsher; nephews, Mark Hanson and Kevin (Robin) Hanson; grandnephews, Jacob and Brody Fulsher and Kenneth and Nicholas Hanson. Pete also leaves behind numerous friends and will be dearly missed.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Charlevoix Library, the Charlevoix Rod and Gun Club, or the Beaver Island Wildlife Club.
If you want to share a memory of Pete, or condolences, do so at www.winchesterfuneralhome.com.