Condolence & Memory Journal

Phil and I worked together at Western Michigan University. His cube was right next to mine. We had so much fun together. I used to call him Dr. Phil.. He was always cheerful, delightful, energetic and hard-working. He was very dedicated to developing students and he was very knowledgeable about the food industry. He certainly lived life to its fullest. To his family and friends, I am truly sorry for your loss. I know you will miss him. I will miss him also.
Ola Smith

Posted by Ola Smith - Kalamazoo, MI - Coworker   October 08, 2018

To Phil's family,

Phil was a great mentor, trainer, coworker and team-mate. For more than 25 years we worked together while at Kellogg's and he was always at the ready to offer help or advice.

I know that my feelings are shared by everyone who came in contact with Phil. He will be missed and we will keep him and you in our prayers and thoughts.

Jim and Marge Harter
Cincinnati, OH

Posted by Jim Harter - Cincinnati, OH - Coworker   September 16, 2018

We were so sorry to hear about Phil. He and I were friends and colleagues during our 30 plus years at the Kellogg Company. Phil was always available to discuss business opportunities with me. I valued his friendship very much.

Our deepest sympathy to Judy and the Straniero family.

Bud and Ruth Morgan

Posted by Bud Morgan - The Villages, FL - Friend   September 13, 2018

I was the then Chairman of the Board of Alliance Foods who asked Phil to join our Board of Directors. It was the smartest thing I ever did. Phil's spirit, knowledge, energy, and creativity not only served the company well, it helped me out both personally and professionally. Thank you Phil. I will miss you.
Bob Harris
Retired Chair/CEO Alliance Foods, Inc.

Posted by bob harris - coldwater, MI - Coworker   September 13, 2018

I had the pleasure of being Phil's golf partner in the Monday night league for about eight years. We always had a great time-celebrating the good shots and supporting each other when we flubbed a shot. What a great guy. He will be sorely missed, but always remembered. Dave York

Posted by Dave York - Scotts, MI - Friend   September 11, 2018

My deepest condolences to the family and friends. He will always be in my thoughts and my mentor!

Posted by Dale Lazzaro - San Antonio, TX - Coworker   September 11, 2018

Phil was such a gentleman and a gentle man - my Mentor for so many years and our friend for so many more. You changed our lives with your laughter and your guidance. We are heartbroken you are gone but know you are at peace.

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to Judy and the rest of Phil's family.

Love and light to you all.

Posted by Linda & Larry Maupin - Delton, MI   September 11, 2018