Toews, Philip C.
Philip C. “Phil” Toews, 56, of 2163 Sheri Lane, Mount Joy entered into rest on Tuesday, October 17, 2006 at Lancaster General Hospital with his family and friends at his bedside.
A tool and die maker, Phil owned and operated Park Hill Machine, Inc., Lancaster. His father had previously owned the business with whom Phil had worked since 1973. Earlier in his life he worked for his uncle at the former Toews, Ayres, & Huber Construction Co., Lancaster and Lester P. Eshelman Masonry. A veteran of the Vietnam War, Phil served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 945, Wormleysburg. Phil had a passion for building radio controlled cars and planes and enjoyed operating them. Well known to his family and friends for his fudge, he loved to cook and bake. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was especially proud of his detailed machine work. His best buddy, “Pete” the cat, will miss him.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he was the son of Arlene F. Heistand Toews, Lancaster and the late Cornelius R. Toews. Phil was married to Sharon L. Bradley Toews for 35 years.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Patricia married to William Parks, Pittsburgh, Susan married to Tony Wolf, Tom Brooks, Virginia, and Sally married to Joseph Mozloom, East Petersburg; a brother, Robert married to Donna Toews, Alexandria, Virginia; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., 16 East Main St., Mount Joy on Monday, October 23, 2006 at 10:30 am with the Reverend Dr. George N. Miller officiating. Interment to follow in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Friends may call at Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 pm and again on Monday morning from 9:30 until 10:30 am. The family would appreciate memorial contributions in Phil’s name be made to the American Cancer Society, 615 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to the American Diabetes Association, 3544 North Progress Ave., Suite 101, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Sharon would like to say a special thanks to everyone who provided support to her, Phil, their families, and to Dr. Horenkamp and Dr. Kipp for their professional services. Family condolences to www.sheetzfuneral.com
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