RiverWoods Resident and WWII Veteran Celebrates 100th Birthday

A resident at RiverWoods Senior Living Community celebrated his 100th birthday on Monday June 4th. Carl Phillips was also surprised by 90 of his friends and family members at a recent gathering in Watsontown.


Phillips was born on June 4, 1918 in Wesleyville, Pennsylvania. In 1939, he married the love of his life, Jeanne Phillips and they were blessed with 78 years of marriage. The couple had four children, Janet, Myrton, Jack and Carla, 15 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.


Phillips served his country in the Navy Sea-Bees during World War II. Later he worked as a dairy farmer and sold maple syrup from his farm. In 1972, Carl and Jeanne moved to Arizona to semi-retire and during the next 31 years, they traveled in an RV all over the United States, Canada and Mexico.


At RiverWoods, Phillips remains very active taking outdoor walks, reading and spending time on his computer. Phillips walks to church every Sunday and always has a kind word for others.