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James D. Phillips, 81

AUG. 4. 1930-AUG. 1, 2012

August 01, 2012
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James Dominick "Jim" Phillips, 81, of Chesterfield, Va., and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2012, at his home.

Born Aug. 4, 1930, in Archbald, Pa., he was the son of the late James Vincent and Fernanda Maria (Biondi) Phillips.

He was Catholic by faith and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richmond, Va.

Jim owned and operated Phillips Musical-Land & Video, initially at Longmeadow Shopping Center in Hagerstown, then at Wayne Heights Mall in Waynesboro, Pa., for nearly 30 years.

He was a musician, and played the accordion and piano throughout his life both at home and with several performing bands. He also taught accordion lessons in Hagerstown in his earlier years.

After closing his music store, he worked for the Baltimore Ravens sales office. He was an avid Ravens fan, and prior to that supported the Baltimore Colts while they were in Maryland. He enjoyed his participation in the Ravens Nest and Colts Corral, as well as the Dan Dimucci chapter of the Sons of Italy.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 38 years, Sue Ann (Dellinger) Phillips.

Jim is survived by two daughters, Anita Michele Phillips Burker of Frederick, Md., and Angela Maria Phillips Cordero of Richmond; two granddaughters, Ava and Sofia Cordero; and a brother, Robert Phillips of Archbald.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Francis Phillips of Birmingham, Ala.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at 1 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 W. Washington St., Hagerstown, with Father James Nirappel as celebrant. Interment will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Rest Haven Funeral Chapel, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave., Hagerstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to National Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 824401, Philadelphia, PA 19182-4401.

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