Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Philip W. Morley, 71, of Traverse City, passed away at home on Feb. 18, 2013, with his loving wife, Melissa, by his side, and is now at home with his Lord, Jesus.
Philip was born in Detroit on Dec. 2, 1941, grew up in Pleasant Ridge and graduated from Ferndale High School in 1960, where he married Melissa, his high school sweetheart, that same year.
Philip was the owner of Robinwood Press in Traverse City for 28 years and retired in 2003.
He loved golf, classic cars and spending time with his grandchildren. He also was a fan of all sports, but his pride and joy was his family. Known as “Papa” to his grandchildren, Philip always had time to play. He had a deep affection for the family pets over the years and loved all animals.
He really enjoyed the Traverse City Kiwanis Club, and anyone who spent time with Phil would quickly learn of his sense of humor. Eager to introduce himself, he was always friendly and fun to be with; his open and honest personality will be remembered by all.
He will be dearly missed by family and friends; he was a truly wonderful husband and father. Phillip is survived by his wife, Melissa, who was his caregiver for 10 years; his sons, Michael (Lori) and Mark; his grandsons, Christopher and Jack; his sister, Pam Rumley; his brother, Bob (Sharen); and his four-legged buddy, Toby.
Visitation will be today, Feb. 20, from 5 until 8 p.m., at Reynolds Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at 11:30 a.m., at Roseland Cemetery in Berkley, with visitation from 11 a.m. until the time of the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate that contributions be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 921 W. 11th St., Ste. 1W, Traverse City, MI 49686; or the Cherryland Humane Society, 1750 Ahlberg Road, Traverse City, MI 49686.
Please share thoughts with the family at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being served by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.