GRANBY — Theodore “Ted” Phillips, of Granby, passed away Thursday evening, Nov. 21, 2019, at Oswego Hospital.
He was born in Granby, New York, to the late Merton and Myrtle (Callen) Phillips. Ted remained a life resident of the Fulton area. He attended Oswego High School and went on to receive an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. Ted continued his many years of service with the Seabees Reserves.
He retired from the Carpenters Local No. 747, Oswego.
Ted enjoyed working on his lawn, land, and wood lot cutting trees and clearing brush. He built his own home, barn and pole barn.
Ted especially enjoyed spending time with his beloved granddaughters. His favorite music was blue grass and he had a passion for traveling to bluegrass festivals with his wife and camping in their RV.
He was a member of the Central New York Bluegrass Association, and the Oswego American Legion.
Ted is survived by his wife of 64 years (having just celebrated Nov. 19) Mary (Pawlenko) Phillips of Granby; his loving son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Janet Phillips of East Aurora, New York; two granddaughters, Jessica and Hannah; siblings, his twin Thelma March, Betty (Pat) Murphy, and Lawrence Phillips; several nieces and nephews; and very special nephew Larry Eason.
Ted was pre-deceased by his siblings, Francis Borek, Elizabeth Babcock, Marjorie Davis, Lillian Davidson, Mildred Eldridge, Louise Hunn and Robert, Donald, Herbert and Howard Phillips.
Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. Monday at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Minetto where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Guy Baccaro.
A calling hour will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, 147 W. Fourth St., Oswego.
Burial will be in Fairdale Cemetery, Fairdale, New York.