Phil Sydnor

November 24, 1963 ‒ May 09, 2020

Mansfield, Ohio


Mansfield: Phil Sydnor passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020 of an apparent heart attack at work.  He was 56.

He was born November 24, 1963 in Cleveland to the late Richard and Carol (Bambach) Sydnor and was graduated from Lexington High School in 1982.

On August 5, 2003 he married Tonya Beverly who survives.  He was ever the doting husband, placing Toyna’s care at top priority.

Phil worked for Neer Manufacturing  and more recently ABC Warehouse as a salesman.  He could fall in to category of “master of b.s.” but at the same time he was “an honest salesman.”

Full of opinions, he loved to debate for the purpose of debating.  He  was an administrator for Mansfielders Perspective, offering criticisms, praise and  poignant material on current political issues.  Phil loved golf and flying his drone. A collector of vinyl, he loved classic rock and enjoyed his healthy record collection.  A Cleveland fan, he followed the Indians, Browns and Cavaliers, but truly loved his Ohio State Buckeyes!

He is survived by his wife Tonya Sydnor, daughter Delayne Sydnor, step sons Cameron Welsh, Jacob and Lexi Welsh and Ashby Welsh; his first grandchild Pennington Beth Welsh; siblings Ginger and Spanky Hale, Chuck and Terri Sydnor and Richard and Tara Sydnor; mothers-in-law and father-in-law Karen Gillespie, and Carrel and Chris Beverly; and brothers-in-law Brian Beverly and Trent Beverly, and aunt Barb Abraham and Louise Ashburn and nieces and nephews.

A private family service is under the direction of the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home.

Donations in honor of Phil may be made to Tonya or Delayne Sydnor.

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  • Good man. Sold us our tv couple years go.
    Glad got meet him. Our condolences to his family.
    Rest In Peace.

      • I never met Phil but I read his posts every day. I didn’t always agree but must times I did. I always thought about what he said checked facts. He kept me up on things. I’m so sorry for your loss, he seemed to be an amazing person.

  • He was an amazing and hilarious man. Going to miss all his Facebook posts. I graduated with Phil and he was and always was opinionated. That’s what he was all about. Everyone came first. My thoughts and prayers are with you Tonya and Delayne. God bless you and help you heal.

    Barb Svede

  • Tonya and Delayne, I am so sorry for your loss. Phil was a good friend in school and remained a person I looked forward to seeing at ABC. I know he is questioning how things run in heaven and helping out in any way he can up there. You are in my prayers

  • Phil was a very good and honest man. He loved his family. Am happy to say he was a friend of ours. A couple years ago, he called me to come to abc warehouse. He knew at that time, I couldn’t walk very well. He handed me a bag of mushrooms and said enjoy and send me a picture after cooking. He will surely be missed.
    Prayers for Tonya, Delayne, and all of your friends and family through this difficult time. God Bless each and everyone of them and may God wrap his arms around all and give them comfort.

  • I worked with Phil at Beer Manufacturing in the early-mid 90s, always full of laughs. My sincerest condolences to his family. See you on the other side Brother

  • Loved Phil and his smile and nearly always happy ways in high school.
    And more recently his fun yet inquisitive and thought provoking facebook posts.
    The occasional come on down to ABC for your special deal and of course his unyielding love for his wife and family.

    Rest well my friend and see you soon!

    Tim Carter

  • Phil was a great guy. He came and fixed my chair on his day off. Was so kind!! So sorry for your loss.Ginger and Spanky my heart goes out to you. to his wife and children prayers let GOD get you thru this.

  • Phil was phenomenal! Im so thankful to of met your family when I did. He is missed by si many, and definitely did what he liked best, leaving his mark on the world! We are praying for you Tonya and Delaney.

  • Hey Bro,
    Sorry I didn’t get to see you as much as I should have. now it’s to late. just gonna remember the good times. hell I can honestly say at 55 You’re the only one that ever broke my nose. Lol But I deserved it and still loved you. wish I could be there now but this invisible enemy is keeping everyone home bound. We send our thoughts and prayers to Tonya and Dee. hang in there. I know Phil would want everyone to be tough and not weep to much. Even though we are all doing that.

  • Tonya and Delayne, we are so sorry for Phil’s passing. There are no words that can help. I wish with everything in me you didn’t have to go through this. Please know there isn’t anything you can’t ask me.If you need something and I can help I will. Love you so much ❤️ God bless you both 🙏🌹💞

  • I met Phil when I moved here 30 yrs ago. He was most definitely the king of b.s. but was one of the nicest guys ever. Anytime we purchased anything from ABC Warehouse, we made sure to deal w/Phil. My condolences to the Sydnor family.

  • Tonya and family, so very sorry for your loss.

    When I was living pay to pay Phil helped me get a washer. I will never forget his kindness. I have known him for so many years. Some of his comments would drive me crazy. But he was never rude or disrespectful. Made us all think! I know he loved God and was a great person.

    Phil will be greatly missed and remembered. My prayers to you and your family.

  • Ginger, my friend I’m so sorry dear for your loss. Prayers 🙏 to the family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and your family.

  • I had the honor of meeting Phil earlier this year at ABC when I was shopping for appliances. He was a very likable and personable guy with a great sense of humor. I appreciated his honesty and straightforwardness. I was touched by his love for his family. He was amazed by the strength of his wife during the difficulties she faced. And he beamed with pride when he spoke of his daughter. He was especially proud of her determination and independent spirit. He knew she could accomplish anything she wanted to. He felt very blessed to have such an amazing family. Just wanted you to know how much he genuinely treasured you and how much it blessed me to hear his stories. Praying for your family during this difficult time.

  • Phil was my “work buddy”. I always enjoyed working with him and he teased that I was his personal secretary because I was always taking calls for him and delivering messages.

    We had fun working together and I really grew attached. I will miss him very much…..breaks my heart to know he won’t be there when I get back to work.

    May God watch over you Tonya and Delayne as you go forward. I’m so very sorry for your loss.

  • He sold us our refrigerator and a couple lamps 2 weeks ago. He talked to my husband for hours and he talked about you, Tanya. He definitely shared with us his love for you, which I don’t know if he did that with everyone but I imagine he did. Praying for you and your family.

  • We are so sorry for your loss Tonya and Delaney, our deepest condolences. Phil was always friendly and kind, he had a million dollar smile, and it was obvious he loved his family. I cannot imagine what you’re going through, you will all be in our prayers.

  • You, Sir, will be so missed. Condolences to the family. God hold you and your family. Till we all meet again.

  • He was a great man helping others even the handy capped he would bend over back wards to help you if he liked you

  • I had the pleasure of teaching Phil in a work study program back in his day.I think one can safely say he was a top salesperson in North CENTRAL, Ohio as A.B.C will find out.
    I will miss his perspective on local,state,and national news and I’m sure many of theories / opinions will play out to be true.
    I truly believe Phil had his priorities in the proper order, God,family,friends and job.

  • I bought a refrigerator from him 3 weeks ago, we talked for almost 2 hours about many things, he was very knowledgeable about his products, and about politics, he will be missed.

  • I had the privilege of working with Phil at ABC warehouse . He was a very good person I learned alot from him about sales. Phil was fun to be around he always had a store and knew how to make people laugh

  • Ive known Phil for quite a while. Whenever I was feeling Down he always put a smile on my face. He will definitely be missed by many people. He touched so many lives. Praying for his family. He was truly a very special man. May the good Lord wrap his arms around Phils family to get you all through your grief. Sending many prayers and love to you all. God Bless….

  • Never had the pleasure of meeting Phil in person, that’s a shame. Did have the pleasure of his on-line friendship almost since I arrived here in 2005, that’s a blessing. Had a few disagreements over opinions over the years, always got through them, that’s respect. Going to miss his interactions going forward, that’s a loss. A fine man I was blessed to know, if only in spirit. Sorry for your loss to his family and loved ones. In our thoughts and prayers.

  • Tonya and Delayne,
    I knew Phil through school and we graduated together.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you both. Praying for peace , comfort and healing of emotions. Phil was a good man and loved his family dearly. He will be missed and all his posts on facebook will also be missed. He was so very proud of his family.

  • Sorry for your loss! I will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers! Phil was a very pleasant and professional gentleman! R.I.P. Phil

  • Met him a couple years ago as I was having some work issues. From that point, if I had a question regarding business things, he usually could help. He kept a open mind at times when we would debate things. Didn’t get mad if you didn’t always agree with him. This past week I had come across a few things I know he would have found interesting, old habit, almost sent it to him. Hopefully like my daughter, will send messages and answers from above. Thoughts and prayers to the family. He was a good mam.

  • Sorry for your loss….enjoyed talking to Phil…May the Lord comfort you in his absence…Jesus is husband to the widow…place yourself in His care..for He Careth for you…

  • Worked with Phil for 21 years,Have some memories that will last forever! One Hilarious, One Bloody,He cut his fingers.So opinionated,We had disagreements.But was always a friend. Had a smile a mile wide,and used it all the time! Know how much he Loved You,Tonya and Delayne!God Bless

  • My heart goes out to you Tonya and Dee. I left NEER in 2007 but enjoyed phils’ updates on what was going on. I will always remember our friendly arguments and debates at lunch. May God bless and keep you both.

  • I love you uncle phil. So glad I got to see you when I came to ohio ; my son had a blast with you . Sorry for all the years we missed out on , I mean hell it’s been since my childhood days. Make sure you shine down on us EVERYDAY ; && keep your siblings in check. .
    Dee && tonya stay positive like uncle phil would want yall to be.

  • so sorry to hear bout Phil. I worked with him at Neer for many years. my heart and prayers go out to you all. it just doesnt seem possible hes gone. you will be in my constant prayers. you were his whole life. so sad

  • So sorry to hear that you moved on so quickly! We will miss your smiling face. Our hearts break for your family and dear friends. Sending prayers to your family. Prayers for all.

  • My heart breaks for his family. He was a good & honest man who wanted to stand up for what was right. He will be missed by many. So, so sorry for your loss.

    Connie Garber

  • A shock to see another friend have to leave so soon… I remember all of the times as a little kid Phil always being around. Always participated in my dads golf outings and a great support person if you needed support. A Man Of God and no fear when speaking what is right and just. Jesus Hugs friend… See you soon. Bless The family Lord

  • So sorry to hear about Phil he sure was a good person. Thinking of you Tonya and Dee

  • I am so so sorry to hear about Phil. I worked with him at ABC and he was the most wonderful person. Even after I left we remained great friends and I always bought everything off of him and recommended him to anyone who bought there. We always talked on facebook and I know I will miss him forever. My deepest condolences to his family who he loved deeply. I will miss Phil forever and he will always be in my heart as the dear friend he was. Love you Phil. Rest in Peace up there with my Gene.

  • Gone too soon, but Phil will never be forgotten. May precious memories help family and friends to find comfort. We looked up to Phil because of his wisdom, knowledge on wellness (and many other topics) and for standing up bravely for his beliefs. His tried his best to make this world a better place to live and had a deep concern for family and friends. Phil is sadly missed. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirt. Psalms 34:18.

  • Awww Tonya I’m so sorry for your loss, sending prayers to you and your family…
    Maggie Bashoff

  • Upon hearing of his passing, I found myself of a loss.
    The opportunity to personally know Phil, never came to the light, but I still knew him through his words.
    Those words were strong and with great meaning.
    My sincere prayers go out to the Lord to comfort us all.
    Thank you again Phil and your surely being missed.

  • Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences and prayers for you at the sudden loss of Phil. He was a good friend in “Mansfielder’s Perspectives” and the “2016 Pizza Hut Club” in during the last Presidential Elections.

    We are still shocked at his sudden passing, and your entire family are in our constant prayers.