- May 1, 1950 - March 13, 2012
- University Park, Illinois
of Phillip's Passing
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“Love you so much Uncle, you will be missed <3 may you live eternally in our hearts
1 of 8 | Posted by: Antoinette Gaston - Springfield, IL
“You are one of the few people in my life that has made an impact of silent strength, serenity and peaceful wisdom on my life. The few moments I was...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: ILEANA - Houston, TX - friend
“We love u nd we will miss u alot. Give my mom nd granny a kiss 4 me nd one of those awesome hugs <3
3 of 8 | Posted by: Nikisha Gaston - Detroit - niece
“Dad, you have been and will be ALWAYS missed. there has never been such a soft "gentle" giant that has cared about so many others in this lifetime....Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff - Tucson, AZ - Son
“From the moment I met Phillip, he made me feel part of the family. I have some wonderful memories of time spent together with the whole family. He...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Colleen Daniels - Dallas, TX
“I like to believe that when we lose someone close to us they still live through us and give us strength. The time we have spent with those we've lost...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Al and Francis Washington - Monee, IL
“Phil was a friend and a part of our family always in our hearts. He and my dad both loved music and had some great times "jamming" together. My dad...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Miller - WI
“Our condolences to Donna and the family. He was a good man and friend. I hadn't seen Phil for quite a while, but I never felt that our friendship...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Larry and Julie Miller - WI
Phillip M. Gaston was born May 1, 1950 in Chicago, Illinois to Benjamin and Bessie M Gaston. He attended Cottage Grove Grade School in East Chicago Heights, Illinois. He graduated from Thornton Township High School in 1968. Phillip retired after 37 years as a Design Engineer for Exelon Corporation.
He departed his life on March 13, 2012 at 1:02 p.m. in the afternoon. Phillip was an active member of First Baptist Church and he loved the Lord. He loved to direct the choir, sign praises to God and most of all he loved playing and spending time with his grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling, bowling, playing his instruments and spending time with his special friends.
Preceding him in death; his father Benjamin and mother Bessie; brothers Bennie L., King D and AC; his sisters Lilly Pearl and Debra.
He leaves to celebrate his life his wife of 26 years; Donna, his sisters; Keziah Smith, Mary Coleman, Betty Moore, his brothers; Joseph, Henry (Barbara), Charles and Curley Gaston, his sons; Charles (Lisa), Brian (Colleen) and Jeffrey (Ronni), eight grandchildren; Nicklas (Alyssa), Kristina, Sheyanne, Jessica, Patrick, Jameka, MacKenzie and Trey, two great grandchildren; Lilly Grace and Ashton Scott, God-Children; Cortez, Kearie, Gregory and Kathy, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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