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Old 12-26-2012, 10:09 AM
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RIP Phil the Phan

I got word that Phil passed away this morning. The Project Runway threads will never be the same without him. RIP Phil. I hope you are entertaining the crowds wherever you are.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:11 AM
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He was a very nice man and I will miss him very much. I just hope his family is doing OK.
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:15 AM
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:38 AM
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:39 AM
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Old 12-26-2012, 10:44 AM
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What terrible news... I just got messages from others about this; it's sad to lose another of our own. Sad also to know he was scared enough to reach out to his old friends on GSS for a little support & some prayers; he hasn't been well for quite a while. I'm glad some of us could let him know we were thinking of him.

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Oh wow...I'm so sorry to hear it.
Phil recommended me to become a member of GSS way back when.

Rest in peace Phil.
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Old 12-26-2012, 11:07 AM
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Between Phil & BMF, not a good year around these parts.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:17 PM
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Yes Met in MD, its tough this year with the passing of both of them....I hope they are both up there talking Mets baseball.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:31 PM
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I knew that last post was a scary one. Terrible news. We will definitely miss him here.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:40 PM
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Old 12-26-2012, 04:55 PM
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:56 PM
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:35 PM
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Terrible news. Phil was a great guy and added so much to this board.

He will be missed!!

My condolences to his family and friends.
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Can't believe it.
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Been sad all day...sucks

I know. I sat at my desk and went through the motions at work. I don't feel well to begin with (I was sick all day on Christmas), and adding sadness and numbness to the mix didn't help. I keep trying to remember that, while God really does answer all prayers, sometimes the answer is "no."
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Old 12-27-2012, 08:29 AM
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Yes Met in MD, its tough this year with the passing of both of them....I hope they are both up there talking Mets baseball.


Hopefully with Gary Carter and Bob Murphy.

Gonna miss him!
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:05 AM
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Phil was one of the real old-timers on the board. When you know someone for 14 years or so you don't think something like this will happen. Strangely, even though we only met face-to-face on "The Grassy Knoll" a handful of times, through the magic of the internet I felt I knew more about Phil than many of my older friends.

Phil was quirky, nutty, opinionated, annoying, passionate, articulate, talented, dramatic and had a heart of gold that unfortunately gave out on him at the end. I think he knew his time was up, as witnessed by his final posts.

His personality helped form the fabric from which this site is made. For better or worse, Phil could always be counted on to put his own off-kilter spin on things, aggravate Aprile, and stand his ground no matter what. If memory serves me correctly, I believe Phil was the only member of the board to face sanctions for reporting too many posts. Phil the Phan, Phil the Gadfly, Phil the Friend......they all phit. (Holy crap----type "phit" and see what spell-check corrects it to. Spooky.)

To say he will be missed is an understatement. Our hearts go out to his son and his wife Judy for their tremendous loss. Although words are inadequate, I hope they remember that as long as they continue to love the one they have lost, they never really lose the one they so loved.

God bless and godspeed, old friend
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:27 AM
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Phil was one of the real old-timers on the board. When you know someone for 14 years or so you don't think something like this will happen. Strangely, even though we only met face-to-face on "The Grassy Knoll" a handful of times, through the magic of the internet I felt I knew more about Phil than many of my older friends.

Phil was quirky, nutty, opinionated, annoying, passionate, articulate, talented, dramatic and had a heart of gold that unfortunately gave out on him at the end. I think he knew his time was up, as witnessed by his final posts.

His personality helped form the fabric from which this site is made. For better or worse, Phil could always be counted on to put his own off-kilter spin on things, aggravate Aprile, and stand his ground no matter what. If memory serves me correctly, I believe Phil was the only member of the board to face sanctions for reporting too many posts. Phil the Phan, Phil the Gadfly, Phil the Friend......they all phit. (Holy crap----type "phit" and see what spell-check corrects it to. Spooky.)

To say he will be missed is an understatement. Our hearts go out to his son and his wife Judy for their tremendous loss. Although words are inadequate, I hope they remember that as long as they continue to love the one they have lost, they never really lose the one they so loved.

God bless and godspeed, old friend

That was beautiful Jim. I still can't believe he's gone.

Are you able to post that at his Facebook page so Judy, Jacob and the rest of their family could see it?

PS -- shouldn't it be Phil the Phriend?
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Old 12-27-2012, 10:49 AM
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I cannot post that to Phil's Facebook page since my iPad is having trouble loading Facebook. I am traveling.

If someone wants to cut & paste it, it would be much appreciated.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:47 AM
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Phil was one of the real old-timers on the board. When you know someone for 14 years or so you don't think something like this will happen. Strangely, even though we only met face-to-face on "The Grassy Knoll" a handful of times, through the magic of the internet I felt I knew more about Phil than many of my older friends.

Phil was quirky, nutty, opinionated, annoying, passionate, articulate, talented, dramatic and had a heart of gold that unfortunately gave out on him at the end. I think he knew his time was up, as witnessed by his final posts.

His personality helped form the fabric from which this site is made. For better or worse, Phil could always be counted on to put his own off-kilter spin on things, aggravate Aprile, and stand his ground no matter what. If memory serves me correctly, I believe Phil was the only member of the board to face sanctions for reporting too many posts. Phil the Phan, Phil the Gadfly, Phil the Friend......they all phit. (Holy crap----type "phit" and see what spell-check corrects it to. Spooky.)

To say he will be missed is an understatement. Our hearts go out to his son and his wife Judy for their tremendous loss. Although words are inadequate, I hope they remember that as long as they continue to love the one they have lost, they never really lose the one they so loved.

God bless and godspeed, old friend

No one could have said it any better.

I never got to meet Phil in person, but I'm really feeling this one.
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The good, the bad and the ugly:

Phil finally had a marriage last to his dying day.
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The Memorial Service will be tomorrow (Friday) at the Star of David Chapel, 1236 Wellwood Ave W. Babylon, Long Island at noon.
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Phil was one of the real old-timers on the board. When you know someone for 14 years or so you don't think something like this will happen. Strangely, even though we only met face-to-face on "The Grassy Knoll" a handful of times, through the magic of the internet I felt I knew more about Phil than many of my older friends.

Phil was quirky, nutty, opinionated, annoying, passionate, articulate, talented, dramatic and had a heart of gold that unfortunately gave out on him at the end. I think he knew his time was up, as witnessed by his final posts.

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To say he will be missed is an understatement. Our hearts go out to his son and his wife Judy for their tremendous loss. Although words are inadequate, I hope they remember that as long as they continue to love the one they have lost, they never really lose the one they so loved.

God bless and godspeed, old friend

Perfectly said...nothing to add but rip Phil
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I really can't believe he died. He was such a fixture. This is so... weird. Hope that doesn't sound too flippant - but it's just so weird.
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I really can't believe he died. He was such a fixture. This is so... weird. Hope that doesn't sound too flippant - but it's just so weird.

no it's a normal reaction i think...i was telling my family about Phil's passing and they are quite taken aback about how much the death of someone i've never met or spoken to but "knew" got to me...
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I really can't believe he died. He was such a fixture. This is so... weird. Hope that doesn't sound too flippant - but it's just so weird.

I think it's because he posted almost up until the end and you just didn't (at least I didn't) get the sense that it was as bad as it really was. The man just had a big presence....
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Weird is accurate.

I still can't accept it.
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i get the same weird feeling when anyone dies. its totally bizarre to think they just don't exist anymore. My parents have been dead for 4 and 5 years, and I still have to remind myself sometimes that I won't be able to ask one of them something, or whatever. what's weird, I guess, is that I never get that feeling with a celebrity, but I do get it here, with someone I've never actually met.

as for the other thing: when he mentioned the possibility of a heart transplant, I started expecting the worst. I wasnt at all surprised by lauren's post. shocked, of course; but not surprised.
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I was going to ask Phil if he wanted to be on my list but was waiting for the year to end, then Charles Durning died and I had no magic anymore anyway.

NBC did the roundup of all the people who passed this year, Phil has some amazing folks to meet.
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Part of another R.I.P......Jack Klugman. Thought I'd post it here 'cause the actor/Mets association makes me think of PtP.

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For those who weren’t around for “The Odd Couple’s” original run during the first half of the 1970s, or missed it later in syndication -- I logged a lot of episodes during Yankee rain delays in the early 1980s -- let’s review some of Oscar’s defining characteristics: Oscar dresses badly. Oscar eats badly. Oscar smokes cigars. Oscar bowls. Oscar gambles. Oscar has an ulcer. Oscar chases airline stewardesses. Oscar wears a dirty Mets cap. Backwards."
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