Edward Noel Phillips Dies; Former Resident Was 70

Edward Noel Phillips

Edward Noel Phillips, 70, passed away peacefully surrounded by friends and family at his Fallon, Nevada, home on August 5, 2023.

He was a decorated veteran who served in the Vietnam War.

Edward was born on August 3, 1953, in Fallon, the son of Edward Hyrum Phillips and Florence Emma Rescorl.

When he was 18 years old, Edward decided to join the United States Marine Corps. He was stationed at Camp Pendleton in California and went on to serve in the Vietnam with some of the bravest men he knew.

After returning from Vietnam he met and fell for Theresa Anne Defilippi, whom he married in 1978. The two along with their three children relocated to Sitka in 1987.

 Edward worked at Alaska Pulp  Corp. until its closure in 1993, then  went on to work for Teck Alaska Inc. at Red Dog Mine.

When he wasn’t working, Edward had a passion for acting, singing, woodworking, shooting and the outdoors. He was a proud Mason and an active member of the Episcopal Church.

Edward was preceded in death by his father, Edward H. Phillips, mother, Florence Mullen, and sister, Florence “Flossy” Chilson.

He is survived by the love of his life, his wife, Theresa; his children E. Michael Phillips, Maria (Radek) Stejskal, and Elizabeth Lesueur-Phillips; his brother Newton Phillips; his sister Harriet Frohlich-Fry; his mother-in-law Margaret A. Defilippi; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; as well as his little pride and joy, granddaughter Ava Stejskal, 5.

A funeral service was to be held today at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church in Fallon, Nevada.

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