World War II Veteran Celebrates 101st Birthday

A World War II veteran from RiverWoods Senior Living Community celebrated his 101st birthday on June 4, 2019.  Carl Phillips was born in Wesleyville, Pennsylvania and married Jeanne Phillips, who passed away two years ago.  He has four children, Jan Henry of Vermont, Jack Phillips of New York, Mert Phillips of Florida and Carla Shreck of Watsontown, who is deceased.  Phillips also has multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He celebrated his birthday at RiverWoods with his daughter Jan, who said her father was a “Seabee” in the Navy during World War II, which was the Construction Battalion.  After the war, Phillips worked as an RV repairman until his retirement. He has lived at RiverWoods since May of 2015. Phillips enjoys bible study and going to church, listening to music, watching musical performers, taking walks on campus, reading and playing on his computer.