Winthrop – Harold F. Phippen, 98, passed away peacefully Friday, March 03, 2017 at the Maplewood Campus in Canton surrounded by his family. Arrangements are entrusted to the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop.
Harold was born on October 25, 1918 in Stockholm, son of the late Clark and Delila (LaShomb) Phippen. He received his education in Stockholm schools and became a owner/operator of his trucking business. On April 13, 1939, he married the love of his life, Anita A. Hubschmitt at the Lakeview Presbyterian Church in Paterson, NJ. They shared their love and life together for 65 years until Anita passed away on July 27, 2004. He held her memory in his heart to his last breath.
Harold valued hard work and motivated others to do their best. He was a kind gentleman, and a devoted family man. Family gatherings were very important to him and Anita as they considered the most precious things in their lives were their children and grandchildren.
Harold is survived by one daughter and son in law, JoAnn and Dale Sevey of Winthrop, three sons and daughters in law, Harold and Barbara Phippen of Potsdam, Phillip and Marcia Phippen of Potsdam and Peter and Julie Phippen of Eau Claire, WI, a daughter in law, Cheryl Phippen of Hopkinton. A legacy of over 100 grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one son, Robert who died March 3, 2016, one brother, Clark Phippen, one sister, Geraldine and a grandson Christopher Phippen.
Visitation will be held Tuesday March 7th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Hammill Funeral Home in Winthrop. Harold's Funeral Service and Celebration of Life will be Wednesday at 11 am at the funeral home. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Buckton in the spring.
Flowers are gratefully declined, but those wishing to express an act of kindness in memory of Harold, please consider donations to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley, Inc., 6805 US Hwy 11, Potsdam, NY 13676 or Maplewood Campus (United Helpers) in Canton.
Memories and condolences can be shared with his family at www.hammillfh.com.