Philip Conner, 79, of Port Clinton, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, in St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, after a two-week battle from complications of double pneumonia, while his adoring wife of 58 years held vigil.
Philip was born Nov. 14, 1933, in Elmore, son of Leta (Weis) and Glenn Conner. On Dec. 19, 1954, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Port Clinton, he married Tessie Prusik and she survives.
Philip proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy Air Force from 1953-56 serving in Hawaii and Japan.
He retired from NASA-Plum Brook, where he worked with data acquisitions on the Atlas missile.
Philip was an avid sailor and gardener and loved to build and fly model airplanes. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge 1610, David W. Leonard Aerie 2295, VFW. Homer D. Gardner Post 2480, American Legion Post 113, Elk’s Lodge 1718, Oak Harbor Conservation Club and the Liberty Aviation Museum.
Survivors include his wife, Tessie Prusik; daughters, Laura Conner, of Scottsdale, Ariz., Victoria (David) Mihal, of Dunlap, Calif., and Karyn (Tom) Hanley, of Westerville, Ohio; brother, Francis Conner; grandchildren, Dawn Houghtaling, Sarah (David) McKoy, Morgan Mihal, Cassidy Mihal, Drew Philip Hanley, Wyatt Thomas Hanley and Reece Joseph Hanley; three great-grandchildren; and numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.
Philip was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Gordon, Robert and Lowell.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, until a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. Interment will take place at Riverview Cemetery, Port Clinton, where there will be military graveside services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Philip may be given to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. .
Condolences may be shared with the family at walkerfuneralhomes.com.