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Robert Taylor Philip III

Robert (Bob) Taylor Philip III died Sept. 10, surrounded by his family.Born Jan. 9, 1946, Bob grew up in Detroit and Berkley, Mich. He received his bachelor’s degree from Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, S.D. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and spent fourteen years with the U.S. Postal Service in California and Nevada. Bob was also the Vice Commander of American Legion Post 100.Bob moved to Carbondale in 1991 to live near his brother, John “Doc” Philip. His parents, Marge and Bob “Archie” Philip, followed him to Carbondale that same year. He was employed by City Market for fifteen years, where he became known in the community for his great wit and humor.Bob was a big-hearted friend with an irrepressible sense of humor. He loved golfing, football, lotto, friends, family, dogs and good movies. With a poker face, he could perform every Three Stooges routine. On the quieter side, he could also master the New York Times crossword puzzles at home. He will be sorely missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.Bob is survived by his mother, Marge Philip; and brother John “Doc” (Kay) Philip; all of Carbondale. He was preceded in death by his father Bob “Archie” Philip in 1999.A Veteran’s Memorial Salute will take place at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the flag pole of Carbondale Town Hall. A potluck will follow at the American Legion Hall, 97 North Third Street. Friends are invited to bring a side dish if they wish. As a tribute to Bob, Hawaiian shirts are the suggested attire.In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations can be made to Valley Dog Rescue or to a charity of personal choice.


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