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Donald "Don" Phillips
Date of Death: December 30, 2018
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Visitation
Allen Memorial Home
511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760
607-754-0110 | Map
Thursday 1/3, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Service
Dormition of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church
53 Baxter Street
Binghamton, NY 13905
Friday 1/4, 10:00 am
Cemetery
Vestal Hills Memorial Park Cemetery

Donald L. Phillips, 74, of Binghamton, NY passed away unexpectedly on December 30, 2018 of natural causes. Don is survived by his loving wife of fifty-two years, Elaine; son, Don, Jr. (Seattle); and daughter, Barbara (Binghamton). Don is arguably best known as “Mr. Christmas” for masterminding the locally famous, massive holiday light “cul-de-sac” on Upper…

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Brian Hart left a message on January 3, 2019:
I am very sorry for the passing of this good man. I had the pleasure of greeting Don many early mornings at the Traditions at the Glen golf course where I worked. Don played weekday mornings for years. He added to my day every time we met. Brian Hart
John & Cindy Swatko left a message on January 2, 2019:
To the Phillips family, Our heartfelt condolences go out to you. We always enjoyed the Christmas extravaganza that Don put up every year. We have been in the neighborhood (Brookview Drive) for 31 years and have probably seen every one! He will surely be missed.
John & Cindy Swatko left a message on January 2, 2019:
In memory of Donald "Don" Phillips, John & Cindy Swatko lit a candle
Christophe and Mary Allen left a message on January 2, 2019:
We are so sorry for your loss. Don was a kind, generous man who joyful shared his love of Christmas with the whole community. Our thoughts are with you at this sorrowful time.
Jerry/Josephine Snyder left a message on January 2, 2019:
It was always a pleasure to be in Don’s company. Jerry and I shared many memories with him. Family is always so important to all of us, and we will treasure all the family memories and events we spent together. God bless you and our love, peace, and comfort are with you now and always.
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Rebecca left a message on January 2, 2019:
Dear Marj, I’m so sorry......May he rest peacefully and rejoice with the Angels❤️Perhaps he will wrap his arms around your daughter and give her a huge hug from you❤️
Rebecca left a message on January 2, 2019:
In memory of Donald "Don" Phillips, Rebecca lit a candle
Alan and Jeanette Williamson left a message on January 2, 2019:
Don was a dear friend. We talked and joked with him before every hockey game. He was a good man and hockey games will not be the same without him there. Our thoughts and heartfelt sympathy are with Don"s entire family.
Frani Jones left a message on January 2, 2019:
To my very kind friends, Karen and Bill Bush, I send my sincere condolences on the loss of Karen's brother, Don. My love and prayers are with you at this most difficult time.
April Cordes Buchwald left a message on January 2, 2019:
I am so sorry for your loss, Marge. I send my sympathy to the family and friends of Donald Phillips, brother of Marge Paradise, who is my second cousin in law. May God give you peace with the knowledge that Donald had a wonderful and productive life, community involvement, and many friends. I am sure that "Mr Christmas" will be missed.
Julie Ehrgood left a message on January 1, 2019:
Marj always shared the Christmas decorations and the love he had for life
Becky Maybe left a message on January 1, 2019:
I willl never forget Don singing to me and my little sister before we went to sleep when we were very young little girls. Love you, Don, forever ❤️
Julie Ehrgood left a message on January 1, 2019:
I have never met Don but his sister Marj has always talked about him and shared his love for Christmas by his decorations. To Dons family: I wish I would have known him. I will be praying for all of you and know that he will live in your hearts forever. Julie Ehrgood
Lynda Brown left a message on January 1, 2019:
We are so so sorry for your loss. I’m sure he will be dearly missed. Our family condolences to you and your entire family. Lynda Brown and family. ( Keith Martin‘s aunt and family )
THEODORE ARMBRUST left a message on January 1, 2019:
Sorry for your loss!
Jim and Debby Andidora left a message on January 1, 2019:
Don, was a very nice man. We enjoyed meeting up with him and Eric in Baltimore for the Yankee games. He will be remembered fondly.
Allen Memorial left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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