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Donald A. Phillips

March 6, 1949 — November 17, 2021

PHILLIPS, Donald A. Jr. Beloved husband of Barbara K. Phillips (Nee Gerdes) for 52 years. Loving father of Kevin (Kim) Phillips, Julie (Tony) Bender, Joe (Larissa) Phillips, Jason (Laura) Phillips and Candice (Dan) Beck. Devoted grandfather of Josh (Megan) Phillips, Brianna, Madison Bender, Colton, Cadence, Cohen Phillips, Tyler Allgeyer, Mac Phillips, Addyson Beck. Cherished son of Donald and Irene Phillips Sr and son in law of Ruth Gerdes Holthaus (Nee Duebber). Dear brother of Steve Phillips (Diane Fry), Nancy Phillips, Tom (Debbie) Phillips, Doug (Tina) Phillips, Jim (Toni) Phillips and Donna Nelson. Also survived numerous nieces, nephews, other family and friends. He was a proud military veteran and lifelong community servant. Don served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea during the Vietnam War. He was a pioneer in paramedicine and was one of Cincinnati's first paramedics. After retiring from the city as a firefighter/paramedic, Don went on to teach many of our region's first responders at Cincinnati State and Great Oaks. The passion to serve and educate was always present as his first teaching "gig" was as a boy scout leader for his sons' troops. Passed away surrounded by his family on Wednesday, November 17, 2021, at 72 years of age. Visitation at MEYER FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Bridgetown Rd., on SUNDAY from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Simon the Apostle Church, 825 Pontius Rd., on MONDAY at 12:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elder High School Annual Fund, 3900 Vincent Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45205 or to Honor Flight Tristate, 8627 Calumet Way, Cincinnati, OH 45249. www.bjmeyer.com
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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Sunday, November 21, 2021

2:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

Meyer Funeral Home and Crematory

5864 Bridgetown Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45248

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, November 22, 2021

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Simon the Apostle Church

825 Pontius Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45233

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Interment with Military Honors

Monday, November 22, 2021

Starts at 1:30 pm (Eastern time)

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