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Albanus Phillips, Sr


A. Albanus Phillips, Sr., 81 years of age, of Fishing Creek, MD died Tuesday evening, November 1, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born on April 24, 1930 at Hoopers Island, MD, he was the son of the late Arthur W. Phillips and Ethel Matilda Phillips.

Albanus, as he was known, was a graduate of Hoopers Island High School.

In 1949 he married the former Sara L. Parks.

Albanus worked for the Dorcehster County Sheriff’s Department as a Deputy Sheriff and retired after twenty five years of service.

Albanus had been a member of the Riverside Wesleyan Church. He was a member and past president of the Hoopers Island Fire Department and member of the American Legion Post #91, Cambridge.

Albanus was a waterman and loved to fish. He adored his wife, children and grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 62 years Sara Phillips of Fishing Creek, MD; four children Glen A. Phillips of West Virginia, Martha A. Willey and her husband Andrew of Crapo, MD, Betty Jane Elliott of Church Creek, MD, Arthur A. Phillips, Jr. of Fishing Creek, MD; a sister Audrey Adams of Salisbury, MD; eleven grandchildren; fifteen great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death besides his parents was a son Terry Lee Phillips and a sister Artha Parker.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, November 4th at Curran-Bromwell Funeral Home, P.A., Cambridge, where the family will receive friends a half hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Pastor Chuck Hudson, Pastor of Riverside Wesleyan Church. Burial will follow at Dorchester Memorial Park, Cambridge.

Pallbearers will be Art Phillips III, Barry Phillips, David Elliott, Eddie Hall, Andrew Willey, Jr. and Jonathan Willey.

Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Ruark, Adrian Hanson, John Fetcho, Jimmy Phillips, Jr. and Andrew Willey, Sr.

Expressions of sympathy may be made by sending flowers or making memorial offerings in Mr. Phillips’s memory to Coastal Hospice, PO Box 1733, Salisbury, MD 21804-1733 or to the Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Dept., PO Box 99, Fishing Creek, MD 21634

To view online condolences, please visit www.curran-bromwell.com


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Facts Born: April 24, 1930
Place of Birth: Fishing Creek, MD
Death: November 1, 2011
Place of Death: Fishing Creek, MD
Occupation: Retired Deputy Sheriff
Hobbies: Fishing
Organizations: American Legion Post #91 and Hoopers Island Vol. Fire Dept.

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Bonnie Creighton Staab I am so sorry for the family 11/11/2011 Christina (Chris) and Christy Starling Dear Martha,Andy,and Family, We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love and Prayers, Chris and Christy Starling 11/06/2011 G.P. Taylor Jr. I work with Albanus at Dor. Sheriff Office., took Martial arts with Art. Fish with Albanus some . He was a great man, love his stories, and working with him. He will be Missed. GP 11/06/2011 Judith McDonald Dear Sara and family I am very sad to learn of Albanus passing. Rob cared a great deal for both of you and talked forever about the great fishing he had when he went out with you. My heart knows this type of grief and I wish I knew some words that could make it easier... but there really are none. Judy McDonald 11/03/2011 Mr. & Mrs. David Glidden I am sorry for the loss of Mr. Albanus. He will be missed by all. I will never forget the things he did for me in my life. Margaret Ann 11/03/2011 Elsie Insley & Family We are all so sorry to hear about the lost. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. 11/03/2011 Jackie & Linda Phillips Sincere condolences to you & your family. 11/03/2011 Nancy Short Ms. Sara and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Albanus was a good friend to my late husband John and our family when we first moved to Church Creek. Nancy 11/03/2011 Kim (Parry) Machado-Nunes Please know you are all in our thoughts & prayers @ this most difficult time. Should you need me/us for anything, have Arlene contact me. Kim & James 11/03/2011 Bob & Sherry Schubert Our deepest sympathy to the family of our friend Mr. Albanus. We are so very saddened and will miss him greatly. Sincerely, Bob & Sherry 11/02/2011 Beverly & Satch Jones Our love and prayers are with the whole family at this time of sorrow. We will never forget all the good times we use to have with your whole family. and living next to you all for so long in Hoopers Island. We will cherish those days for ever and ever. We love you all. You have our deepest sympathy at this time of need. 11/02/2011 cody and melissa thomas We are sending many prayers.. Mr. albanus was a wonderful man. You were so lucky to have so many years with him! Thinking of you all! Cody and melissa 11/02/2011 Brian Robbins Prayers to the family. Very sorry for your loss. 11/02/2011 Toni Wallace Dean Thinking of you 11/02/2011 Diane & Steve Elliott Sending our deep sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Albanus will be greatly missed by his family and his community. 11/02/2011 Leroy and Cindy Bell Thoughts and prayers are with all the Phillips family. Mr. Albanus will be greatly missed by his family and friends. 11/02/2011 Jeff and Holly (Phillips) Huffer Will be missed by many! He will now be able to fish with Dad (Manford Phillips)again, only now in heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with the family! Love you guys! 11/02/2011 Steve Lewis May the peace which comes from memories of the love you shared,comfort you now and in the days ahead. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear,just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer 11/02/2011 Megan and Skip Cousins I am so sorry for your loss. I am going to miss his oicking in me when had to get his blood drawn. 11/02/2011

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