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Philip "Moose" E. Ness, Sr.

June 2, 1930 ~ January 31, 2024 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Philip "Moose" Ness, Sr. Obituary


Philip Eugene, Sr.

Born in York, PA, to Marlet and Ruth (Ebersole) Ness on June 2, 1930.  Both preceded him in death, as well as siblings Marlet and Faith.  Phil went to his heavenly reward on January 31, 2024, surrounded by family. 

Phil’s formative years were spent in York. His family moved to Bridgeport, CT, while he was in high school, and he went on to attend Springfield College. His time at Springfield was interrupted by honorable service in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. Upon returning, he married the love of his life and wife of 69 years, Patricia (Hudzik). She survives.  Upon graduation from Springfield, Phil began a successful career as an educator, serving as teacher, coach and administrator at different schools in Stratford, CT.  Together, Phil and Patty raised three children in Fairfield, CT: Phil (Katie) Ness Jr., Celia (George) Kyer and Kirsten (Tony) Wingen. They survive as well as grandchildren Jake (Laura) Kyer, Corey (Liz) Wingen, Will (Meg) Ness, Luke (Danielle) Kyer, Sara (Greg) Wilhelm, James Ness, Jessica Wingen and Thomas (Jennifer) Ness. Phil was further blessed with great-grandchildren Abby Kyer, Nate Kyer, PJ Wingen , Caleb Wilhelm, Charlie Wingen, Hannah Wilhelm, Mae Wingen and Luke Kyer. He loved and was loved by numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.

Phil was known to friends and family as “Moose.”  Beyond being an acclaimed educator and coach, Moose was a true friend to many and a valued member of his parishes.  He loved his wife, family and a great joke. He enjoyed the ocean and gardening. His presence, like his stature, was enormous, filling the room with joy, laughter and love. 

Arrangements are being handled though Hinman Funeral Homes (410-651-0990) Princess Anne, Maryland,    with the assistance of Timothy K. Slater Funeral Services, Inc. (412-381-3337) Pittsburgh (Mt. Oliver), PA

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