Age 76, of Leoni Township, passed away at his home December 30, 2020. Philip leaves behind his beloved wife of 41 years; Virginia S. (maiden-Brown) Widmayer, two children; Daniel (Cindy) Richardson and Tracy (Tim) Mattice, five grandchildren; Cody (Francia) Richardson, Joshua Richardson, Kaylee and Paige Mattice, and Kerra (Corey) Quintanilla, seven great-grandchildren; Austin, Santiago, Jacob, Kaiden, London, Miguel and Stella, sisters; Patricia Marquardt and Lori Kiper, brother; Steve Widmayer and sister-in-law; Sheila Childs, many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. and Margaret M. (maiden-Zantop) Widmayer Sr., brothers; John Widmayer Jr. and David Widmayer, sisters; Margaret Zinn and Katherine Widmayer, brothers-in-law; Tom Marquardt, Gil Kiper and Robert Miller, and his mother and father-in law; Paul and Elsie Reynolds. Phil attended the Queen of the Miraculous Medal and St. John the Evangelist Schools graduating in 1962. He then attended Jackson Community College. In his younger years he served his community with time as a Summit Twp. Fire Department volunteer and full time firefighter, Horne-Vinson Ambulance service and the Jackson City Police Reserves, all while continuing his career and passion as an electrician, working for General Motors for 30 years before retiring in 2006. He loved spending time with his four legged friends; Toby and Cali. For 44 years he was a dedicated member and served as past president of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #612, Jackson. He particularly enjoyed spending time with his close friends; Curly and Maggie Updyke and Larry and Rose Jones. He was a devoted family man, hard working, a good provider and always willing to help others. He will be missed by many. The last few years of his life he has fought Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and repeated collapsed lungs. The family wishes to give their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the physicians and staff at the Allegiance Health and University of Michigan Pulmonary Clinics for their assistance. Cremation has taken place. A Memorial service to honor this very special servant of God will be held at a later date after the current COVID crisis restrictions have been eased. The family would appreciate any contributions in his memory be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #612, Jackson or the American Lung Association
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Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #612
310 Detroit Street, Jackson MI 49201
American Lung Association
1475 East Twelve Mile Road, Madison Heights MI 48071