Philip Papes Jr.

Philip Edward Papes Jr.

Wednesday, March 13th, 1940 - Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
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79, of Green Valley, Arizona, a former Port Huron, Michigan resident of more than 50 years, passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at St. Mary's Hospital in Tucson, Arizona.

He was born in Monroe, Wisconsin on March 13, 1940, son of the late Philip and Pauline (Babler) Papes.

Philip married his best friend Rita Chandler on July 29, 1961, in Waukegan, Illinois.

Phil is a graduate of Warren Township High School in Illinois and he also graduated as a warrior from Wayne State University with a Master's Degree in Finance. Phil worked as the Treasurer of Mueller Brass before acting as the executive director of Goodwill Industries of St. Clair County. He taught business and accounting classes at SC4 and Baker College in Port Huron. Phil and Rita recently moved from Port Huron to a dream spot in Arizona to enjoy their well-deserved retirement in the warmth while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Santa Rita Mountains from their home. He enjoyed playing poker, chess, and cribbage. Phil was a longtime member of the Port Huron Rotary and he served as the club secretary for over 25 years.

Surviving in addition to Rita his loving wife of 58 years are his two sons, Philip E. III (Diane) Papes and Michael R. Papes; three grandchildren, Sgt. Samuel Papes, Bailey Papes, and Charlotte Papes; as well as many nieces, nephews, and dear friends.

Cremation arrangements were provided by Smith Family Funeral Home in Port Huron, Michigan. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are suggested to Port Huron Rotary or Goodwill Industries of St. Clair County.

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Vicki Vargo

Posted at 03:55pm
I'm so very sorry for your loss. I had the opportunity to work with Phil at H & R Block a long time ago. Everyone at the office had so much fun working with Phil. My prayers to you and your family

Heidi Benner

Posted at 04:51pm
My thoughts and prayers to your family. I worked at Goodwill as a secretary for 9 years. Mr. Papes was the best boss I have had so far. I shared my wedding and the birth of my children while we worked together. He was so supportive and caring. Mr. Papes will be in my heart as wonderful man forever.

Jim Gilan

Posted at 09:37am
I had the opportunity to work with Phil within our respective roles within the nonprofit sector. Phil had a sincerity and genuineness that I always appreciated. Sincere condolences to Rita and her family.

Jeff Crawford

Posted at 04:21pm
Phil - So sorry to learn of the passing of your father. He was my advisor at Baker College and I remember him being very kind and compassionate. Kim and I will keep you and your loved ones in our prayers. Jeff and Kim Crawford, East Lansing, MI

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Posted at 07:38pm
Aunt Rita, sending our thoughts, prayers and love during this time. All our Love, Cheryl, Mandy & Carrie & families
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