Donald 'Duck' Albert Phillips

Born: Mon., Jan. 24, 1938
Died: Thu., Aug. 21, 2014


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

Memorial Service

8:00 PM Wed., Aug. 27, 2014
Location: Guss Funeral Home, Inc.

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     Donald Albert ‘Duck’ Phillips, 76, of Port Royal (Walnut), entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, at his home.

     Born Jan. 24, 1938 in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Albert Lee ‘Chip’ and Dorothy (Carr) Phillips.

     He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Catharine ‘Cathy’ Ruth (Sheaffer) Phillips, whom he married April 21, 1963; one daughter, Deborah Lou (Phillips) Myers and husband, Douglas, of Shirleysburg; one son, Albert Lee Phillips and fiancé, Wendy Cunningham, of Burnham; three sisters, Margaret ‘Peggy’ (Phillips) Lundin, and Bonnie (Phillips) Sullivan and husband, Harold, all of Knoxville, Tenn., and Patsy (Phillips) McNeer of Lewistown; five grandchildren, Nicholas Phillips, Shelley Turner, Brittany (Myers) Coffman, Catherine ‘Kitty’ Myers, and Mylie Myers; two step-grandchildren, Robert Cunningham and Amber (Boozel) Kulp; four great-grandchildren, Colton and Alyssia Coffman, Scarlett Phillips, and William Turner; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great-nephews.

     He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald Lee Phillips, a stillborn great-grandson, Trevor Allan Coffman, and one brother, William Lee Phillips.

     He served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

     Duck drove truck for several different companies.

     He enjoyed fishing, football, baseball and especially spending time with his kids, his grandkids, and his family.

     His memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at Guss Funeral Home, Inc., 20 S. Third St., Mifflintown, with Rev. John Walters, officiating.  The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until the time of the services Wednesday at the funeral home.

     In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to Hospice: The Bridge, 305 4th St. Pleasant Acres, Lewistown, PA 17044 or to the American Cancer Society, 324 S. Logan Blvd., Burnham, PA 17009.

     Condolences may be left at


Charitable donations may be made in Donald 'Duck''s memory to the following organizations:

American Cancer Society
1375 Martin St., Ste. 206, State College, PA 16803

Hospice: The Bridge
305 4th Street, Pleasant AcresLewistown, PA 17044

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Mrs. Pauline Booher
   Posted Sat August 23, 2014
Dear Phillips Family, I wish to express my sincere sympathy to you at this time. Having lost someone very dear to me to cancer, I can truly say I understand your pain. But there is something that has given me great hope and comfort and that is what is told us in the Holy Bible.

Acts 24:15 says "there is going to be a resurrection". My favorite scripture of all is soon to be fulfilled and that is Revelation 21:4 which says "and he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." What a wonderful time when there is nothing to make us cry or mourn, no painful ailments of any kind. But most of all, no one will die for "death will be no more". I hope that I have brought you at least a measure of comfort. For more answers concerning the Bible's hope for the future, check the website JW.ORG or feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.