John L. Phillips, 74

HANNIBAL, NY – John L. Phillips, 74, of Hannibal, passed away Thursday July 31, 2014, at University Hospital in Syracuse.

John was born in Fulton, a son to the late Samuel and Viola Phillips and lived all his life in Hannibal.

John L. Phillips
John L. Phillips

He was a graduate of Hannibal High School and Morrisville State College.

John was a machinist and worked at Black Clawson for 14 years before going to work for Owens-Illinois, retiring in 2002.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, enjoyed going to auctions and spending time at his hunting camp in Bath, NY.

John was a member of the B.P.O.E. Lodge #830, Fulton.

He is survived by his fiancé, Frances Norring; a brother, James C. Phillips; a sister, Barbara; four children, Steve (Janis) Phillips, Michael (Cindy) Phillips, Christopher (B.J.) Phillips and Jonathan (Tracy) Phillips; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; three nieces; two nephews; and a close friend, Dean Thompson.

Calling hours will be held 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 5, with services to follow at Foster Funeral Home, 837 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Contributions in memory of Mr. Phillips may be made to the American Cancer Society, Memorial Processing Center, 6725 Lyons St., P.O. Box 7, East Syracuse, NY 13057.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about John, he was always a good friend and always shared good advice on engines, guns and outdoor life. He will be missed.

  2. I’m sorry to hear John had passed We had some great hunting times down here in Bath N.Y. and he was a great neighbor and friend he will be missed

  3. I am sorry to hear about the passing of john he was a great friend we raced together worked together hunted together and drank together he will be dearly missed

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