Name: Philp J. Alfred
Funeral Date: March 14, 2013
Date of Birth: January 19, 1927
Date of Passing: March 11, 2013
Funeral Home: Marsh Funeral Chapel
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. at Sandusky Presbyterian Church. Rev. Mike Wilson will be officiating. Burial will be in the Colfax Cemetery in Bad Axe. Visitation will be held at Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky on Wednesday from 1 - 8 PM and on Thursday at Sandusky Presbyterian Church from 10 - 11 AM Memorial suggestion to Sandusky Presbyterian Church, Sandusky District Library, or Sanilac Medical Care Facility Alzheimers Unit. Arrangments by Marsh Funeral Chapel, Sandusky, www.marshfuneral.com.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Katherine Philp, two sons, A. James (Tamyra) Philp of Ubly, and Andy (Kelly) Philp of Frankenmuth, Katherine (Gerald) Nelson of Imlay City. Eight grandchildren, Darcie (Ryan) Roberts, Erica (fiance, Aaron Bazydlo) Philp and Becky (fiance, Heath Harris) Philp, Andrew, Alyson & Mikayla Philp, and Laura and Alan Nelson. Two great grandchildren, Ian and Taryn Roberts. Also surviving are two sister, Dorothy (Cecil) Starks of Midland, Elaine (Ron) Leonard of Orion, brother-in-law, John Tyrell, sisters-in-law, Joyce Allen and Barbara Thompson all of Sandusky, and Peggy Tyrell of Texas. Al is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Anna Philp, an infant son Paul Alfred and two sisters, Norma Dommer and Eleanor Witte.
Alfred J. Philp, age 86, of Sandusky, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw, Michigan, surrounded by his family. Al was born January 19, 1927 in Elkton, Michigan the son of Alfred and Anna (Shaw) Philp. He graduated from Bad Axe High School in 1944. He was stationed in Italy with the United States Army at the close of WWII. He married Katherine Tyrell on November 15, 1952 in Sandusky. He was employed by the Michigan Department of Transportation for 43 years, retiring in 1990. Al enjoyed golfing and spending time with his family. He especially enjoyed watching his grandchildren's sporting events. He was an active member of the Sandusky Presbyterian Church, and he served his community as a member of the Sandusky Library Board for 35 years, and on the Planning Commission and Board of Review for the City of Sandusky.