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Marlo Brown posted a condolence
Tuesday, May 23, 2017From the Brown Family: During long weekend visits, at musical performances, and Smith graduation with my dear friend Krysten, I got to know the Oates family well. They opened their hearts to me when I was in college, far from home originally hailing from Seattle, WA, and wanted to feel like I was with family for a little while. They gave me my first tour of Schenectady. Phil was such a generous and smart father and I am so happy that Phil and Denise got to meet my parents at Krysten and mine's graduation in 2006. He will be missed. From our coast to yours, we send all our love. -Marlo Brown
Becky Watrous posted a condolence
Monday, May 22, 2017Dear Denise, I was so sorry to read of your husband, Philip's, passing. I remember meeting him at a West Hill reunion and thinking what a kind person he seemed. It's been many years since we've been neighbors and childhood buddies but West Hill bonds are lasting. My condolences to you and your family. Becky Watrous
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Sunday, May 21, 2017
Cheryl and Bill Sanborn posted a condolence
Sunday, May 21, 2017Bill and I were friends of Phil's in high school. We were very sorry to hear of his passing. Our condolences to you and your family.
Patricia Hicks Wilkerson posted a condolence
Sunday, May 21, 2017I was a close friend and classmate of Phil's at GHS. I just learned of his sudden passing yesterday. My deepest sympathy to Denise and daughters. He was truly a great man in all that he did!
Elisa & Rick Pepe posted a condolence
Sunday, May 21, 2017Where to begin? Phil had a heart for family, friends, and every community he was a part of - whether it was West Hill, Schalmont, or the global community. Somehow the time he so generously gave, his smile when engaged with them, and the twinkle in his eyes made you want to care about them too. Of course, our fondest memories was the Oates - Pepe families' bike hike - it would never have taken place without his urging and direction! Our children were blessed to have Mr. Oates in their Jefferson classrooms, to be guests at their home for dinner, and to have the memories of the Oates family that we know they share. We send our deepest condolences and love to you all.
ROBERT A BALDWIN posted a condolence
Saturday, May 20, 2017Denise: For the last six years I knew Phil, it was always filled with pleasure to have discussions in the back yard. I feel an emptiness now when I go to my gardens or mow. Phil was a very kind man and always spoke well of anyone and anything. His encouraging conversations will certainly be missed. I'll see you around the block. Peace, Bob Baldwin
Elise l. Bridges cieplik posted a condolence
Friday, May 19, 2017Phil was the dearest person I have ever met. Since childhood he was someone that I rode the school bus with daily k-12 :). My thoughts and prayers and with Denise and his daughters. He will greatly missed by all.
Randy Lively posted a condolence
Friday, May 19, 2017I was a classmate of Phil's at GHS. So sorry to learn of his sudden passing. He was a truly nice guy who I'm sure will be missed by many. My most sincere condolences to his entire family.
The family of Philip B. Oates uploaded a photo
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
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