Maurice J. Phillip, of Stevens Point, died early Friday morning, December 10, 2010 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. Age 83 Maurice was born May 13, 1927 in Stevens Point. He was the son of the late Albert and Margaret (Bungert) Phillip. He attended local schools and graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School in 1945. He then entered the United States Navy on June 1, 1945 in Stevens Point. He served as a 1st class seaman. He received the Victory Medal, American Area Campaign Medal and the Asiatic/Pacific Area Campaign Medal. He was honorably discharged on July 31, 1946 at Great Lakes, IL. His marriage to Helen Zurawski took place on April 14, 1951 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church. After their marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point. He worked for the Soo Line Railroad for many years retiring as an engineer in 1987. Maurice enjoyed Skiing, golfing and horseshoes. Loved fishing, hunting and baseball. He saved most of his free time for his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Maurice was a member of the Berens-Scribner American Legion Post 6 and the Mgrs. McGinley Council # 1170 Knights of Columbus of Stevens Point.
In lieu of flowers a memorial in Maurice's name will be established at a later date.
Survivors include his wife Helen, two daughters Susan (Tom) Jablonski of Stevens Point and Margaret (Mike) Gagas of Plover. Six grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. Two brothers Melvin (Diana) Phillip of Green Bay, and Donald Phillip of Plover, and one sister Dorothy (John) Piatt of Wisconsin Rapids.
He was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Albert Jr.,Gerald and Raymond Phillip.
Funeral mass will be 10:30 AM Monday, December 13, 2010 at St. Josephs Catholic Church. Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial will be in the St. Josephs Parish Cemetery. Family and friends may call from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Sunday at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home and from 9:30 AM Monday at the Family Center of St. Joseph's Church until the time for mass. There will be combined Knights of Columbus and Parish Rosary at 6:00 PM Sunday evening at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com