Phillip Smith

October 27th

“Phillip Edward Smith, 83, of Syracuse, IN  passed away on October 26, 2014 in New Jersey. He  was born in Warsaw, IN. After high school, he served with the Air Force and was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. Once Phil returned, he attended Missouri School of Mines and received his degree in Engineering. He then married Beverly Baum. They then raised their three children, Janet, John and Gretchen in Janesville, WI. While in Wisconsin, Phil worked for Dana Corp as a Metallurgist Engineer and was later transferred by Dana Corp, to Syracuse, IN.


Phil became the proud grandpa of 5 grandchildren: Gabriela, Hannah, Forrest, Jessica, Matthew and Michael. He enjoyed fishing, taking them out on Wawasee on the speedboat as well as the paddleboat. As the retirement age rolled in, he thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, volunteering at the local hospital and canning peaches.


We are going to greatly miss our sweet, charismatic and loving grandpa.”

Visitation will be Sunday, November 2, 2014 from 3-6 pm at the Eastlund Funeral Home.  Services will be Monday, November 3, 2014 at 10 AM at the funeral home.  Private family interment will follow at the Oakwood cemetery in Warsaw.




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