Anthony J. Phillips

Born: Wednesday, April 8, 1942
Passed: Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Visitation:
7/5/2017 | 11:00 am - 12:45 am
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

Service:
7/5/2017 | 1:00 pm -
Fred C. Olson Chapel 

Obituary

Anthony J. Phillips, 75, of Rockford, passed away on Wednesday, June 28, 2017. He was born April 8, 1942, in Rockford, the son of Tony and Astrid M. (Pedersen) Phillips. He married Linda Zimmerman on December 18, 1971, in Dixon, IL. He was employed as a machinist with Borg-Warner, Rockford Power Train and eventually GKN, where he retired after 38 years of service. Anthony was a member of Westminster Church. He was a locksmith, and opened up "The Security House" in 1980, where he was known as "key man"
He is survived by his wife, Linda; son, Shane (Cheryl) and daughter, Andrea (Brian) Lehman; grandchildren, Kaylee, Sean, Keira Phillips, and John Lehman; brother, Michael (Amy) of Tampa, FL. Predeceased by his parents; and sister, Joann Conley.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, LTd., Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second Ave. with Rev. William Ward officiating. Burial in Argyle Scottish Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service in the chapel. Memorials to M.D.S. Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St. Ste 150, Trenton, NJ 08620 or Boys and Girls Club of Rockford, 1040 N. 2nd St. Rockford, IL 61107.

Condolences & Shared Memories (3)

  1. Michael Phillips

    Humble beginnings of early childhood did not prevent Tony from achieving great success in life. His determination and strong work ethic built a stable loving home with wife Linda and together they raised two exceptional children, Shane and Andrea. Plus, the blessing and love of 4 wonderful grandchildren. I regret the distance in geography kept us from seeing each other often. I will miss you, Brother. Michael, Tampa, FL

  2. Denise M Schwartz

    To the Phillips and Zimmerman Families, Please let me extend my heartfelt condolences on your loss, I'll always remember Tony as a funny, sweet. kind and loving grandparent and all around good guy,,, my prayers are for you his loved ones who will now go on with the wonderful memories you[ have had together . I can not take away your grief but I am here for you if you need an ear to listen

  3. LINDA LEATHERMAN

    TO MY ZIMMIE............I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS. HE WAS A GREAT HUSBAND, FATHER, AND FRIEND. I AM GLAD HE WAS A PART OF OUR LIVES. WE WILL MISS HIM AND OUR FUN TIMES TOGETHER. LOVE YOU, LINDA XXXOOO