Philip A. Lee

November 18, 1949 ‒ July 22, 2017

Delaware, Ohio
Formerly of Barberton, Ohio

Philip A. Lee, 67, of Delaware and formerly of Barberton, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, July 22, 2017 at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus.

He was born November 18, 1949 in Barberton, Ohio to the late Andrew and Christine (Carter) Lee and graduated from Barberton High School. He later proudly served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Vietnam War.

Philip lived most of his life in Barberton until recently moving to Delaware. He was a member of the Norton Community Church of the Nazarene and was currently attending the First Baptist Church in Delaware. He was an avid fisherman and loved taking care of his boys.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 37 years, Candace (Howe); sons, Timothy Lee of Barberton and Brennan Howe of Delaware; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Raleigh Gosser, Bob and Trudy Laslo, Bim and Maureen Howe, Tom and Patty Scott, Barb Howe, Vickie Howe and Mark Milhoan; 15 nieces and nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews also survive.

In addition to his parents, Philip was preceded in death by his mother and father-in-law Jean and Floyd Scott, brothers-in-law Glenn and James Howe and his sister-in-law Evelyn Milhoan.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Snyder Rodman Funeral Center, 101 Valleyside Drive (formerly 1510 W. William Street), Delaware where services celebrating Philip’s life will follow at 2:00 pm with Dr. Mark Allison officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery with military honors conducted by the Delaware County Veterans Association at graveside.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Philip’s memory may be made to the Andrews House of Delaware.

The Snyder Rodman Funeral Center of Delaware is honored to serve this veteran and his family.

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  • When someone we love dies, it leaves a hole in our hearts. This sorrow was felt by Jesus, Mary and Martha when Lazarus their brother died. Jesus said to Martha: “I am the resurrection and the life, He that exercises faith in me even though he dies, will come to life. Did I not tell you that if you would believe you would see the glory of God?” Then he proceeded to resurrect Lazarus and he promises to resurrect all those in the memorial tombs. Please read John 5:28,29 in your Bible and may this hope bring your family comfort.

  • I’m so sorry to lose my cousin Phil. I remember so fondly all the little things; his plastic models of horses, his love of the Beach Boys, his silly “Dad jokes”. He loved to tease my sisters and me when we visited Aunt Chris and Uncle Abe for Sunday BBQ’s.
    Rest in peace now. I’ll see you on the other side.
    Much love and strength to you and the boys, Candi.
    (Rose & Norm’s daughter)

  • We will miss Phil at Andrews House and remember his kind and friendly mission work toward the community. Peace and love to his family during this time of grief.

  • We send our deepest sympathy to Candy, Tim, Brennan, and family at Phil’s passing. We will mourn with you and remember Phil as a Christian brother and good friend.

  • Pat, Raleigh and Chad:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I am thankful that I had the pleasure of meeting Phil. I enjoyed chatting with him when he dropped donations at Andrews House. I know that he will be truly missed. Love and prayers to you and the rest of the family.


  • So sorry to hear about the passing of Phillip. I had a pleasure of getting to know him during help coaching Brennan in baseball. May all your memories help you get through this very difficult time.

  • Candy,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in the loss of Phil. We have only known you since you became our neighbors and moved into the park. It is so hard to loose someone you love and have spent so much time with, but remember they are never any farther away from us than a thought. May God give you the strength you need to get through this rough time as only he can do. Phil will always be with you in everything you do even though you can’t see him, you will feel his presence. God Bless You

    Your Neighbors
    Paul and Rick

  • Candy, So sorry to hear about Phil’s passing. Even though I hadn’t seen you or Phil in quite awhile, I will always have fond memories of all our family get togethers at Uncle Abe and Aunt Cristine’s in our younger years . May God bless you through this sad time and much love to you and Tim.

  • So sorry to lose such a special cousin. Our paths may not have crossed over the past few years, but I thought about him often. Just the other day I ran across the earrings he brought back for me when he was overseas in the military. It brought a smile to my face just thinking about him. I hope that knowing that others really do care will help bring a tiny bit of comfort to you during this difficult time.

  • Our deepest sympathy to Candy, Tim, Brennan and family. We grieve with you at the passing of a good friend and brother in Christ.