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.
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.