R.W. “Dick” Phillips

May 5, 1937 - April 18, 2018

05/05/1937 - 04/18/2018

Past Services

Saturday April 28, 2018
10:30 am
St. Joseph Cathedral
1300 Eoff St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-4121 | Directions

Local author and history feature writer,
R. W. “Dick” Phillips, 80, of St. Clairsville, OH died Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at his home. He was born May 5, 1937 in Cleveland, OH only son of the late Cletus W. and Elsie Potancik Phillips.

Dick was a retired executive and owner of Phillips and Partners Public Relations, Phoenix, AZ. He attended John Carroll University and was a U.S. Army Veteran. Most recently, Dick authored, Arthur St. Clair, The Invisible Patriot, about the first Federal Governor, Northwest Territory. Dedicated to his community, he was a member of St. Clairsville Rotary Club, Knights of Columbus and former board member of Gompers Habilitation Center in Phoenix. Dick was a parishioner at St. Joseph Cathedral in Wheeling, WV.

Surviving are his loving wife of Mary Agnes Palinkas Phillips, of St. Clairsville; two daughters, Mary D. Phillips (Michael Quinn, IV) of Silver Spring, MD and Patricia M. Phillips of Wheeling; a son, Richard Brian Phillips of St. Clairsville; three grandchildren, Michael F. Quinn, V, Timothy Philip Quinn and Patricia Tiu; four cousins, Elaine Madison, Ron Zablotny, Carolyn Zablotny and Mary Beth Becker.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 10:30 am at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling with Msgr. Kevin Quirk as celebrant.

Arrangements by Beck-Altmeyer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Clairsville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gompers Habilitation Center by going to “TMCFunding.com”

Share your thoughts and memories of Dick with his family at www.beckaltmeyer.com

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Cheryl J Skinner, WV Patriot Guard
5 years ago

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of R. W. Phillips, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten..
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Army Veteran, R. W. Phillips, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †

Jim Langley
5 years ago

I had the great pleasure of working with Dick in Phoenix. He was a good friend and we shared a lot of laughs. He worked hard to get TV and news coverage for his clients in the busy city. One time he was so happy to get the elusive networks to cover an event only to have the footage dropped because OJ decided to go for a ride in his Bronco. Dick, after all his work on the project, shrugged and laughed it off. He had a good outlook on life. God bless his soul. See you in Heaven, Dick!

Maryann McAllen
5 years ago

Dick will always be remembered fondly in that he always made me and anyone else in the room feel important. He would greet you as if you were the reason everyone else came. He loved his family and his Community with all of his heart.
Peace and love to all of you.