Brian Phillips obituary 1956~2022


Brian Phillips, 65 of Hanover, affectionately known as “Squirrel” or “Uncle B” passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at 5:55 p.m. with his loving family by his side.

Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips

He was born on April 19, 1956 and lived “along the creek” just outside of Hampton for most of his life.

Brian attended grade school at Paradise Catholic School and Bermudian Springs High School, Class of 1975.

Brian was a life member of Hampton Fire Company (UHL), and member of the New Oxford Social and Athletic Club and McSherrystown Moose. Brian was a member of the Hanover Street Rods and the National Street Rod Association.

He had a special knack for restoring vintage cars and trucks, loved going to car shows and started the Hampton Fire Company Fall Fest and Car Show in 1997. His goal in life was to put a smile on the face of others. He loved pets, most recently, his beloved dogs Sandy and Ruben. Brian loved all animals, particularly squirrels and raccoons. Which he has been known to nurture and love as pets.

Brian loved to gather with family and friends. He loved going to “feeds” at the fire hall where he loved to dance and enjoy one of his other loves, classic music from the ’50s and ’60s. He also loved having friends and family over in the late summers for his famous corn bakes. He loved to be outside in all seasons but you can count on finding him enjoying one of his favorite pastimes, cutting firewood and hunting deer.

Brian was a simple man, but a live wire! Brian never took the easy way out. He did everything the hard way, always taking the dirt road. His hunting tree stand consisted of a piece of plywood notched out to fit between the tree limbs. And he would climb that tree to get into it, no ladder to be found!

Brian was the loving husband of Patty, whom he just adored. Brian has a daughter Jessica and seven grandchildren. He also had an immense love for his brother, Christopher Phillips; sisters, Shelly Phillips-Flickinger and her husband, Tony and Tina Smith; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his twin sisters, Faye and Mae Phillips.

Professional services have been entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home, Inc., 111 S. Main Street, Bendersville, where a viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m., until time of funeral service at 11 a.m., on Monday January 17, 2022. Reverend Randall Huber will officiate.

Interment will follow at Oak Lawn Memorial Gardens.

The family asks those attending services to wear blue jeans or a flannel shirt, to honor of Brian.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 897, Rt. 422 Sipe Avenue, Hershey, PA 17033, Make-A-Wish Foundation, 2951 Whiteford Road, Suite #304 York, PA 17402 or the Adams County SPCA, 11 Goldenville Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325. 

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