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Phillip Driscoll

June 1, 1928 — April 20, 2012

Philip O. Driscoll, Jr., 83, Rockford, died at 11:30 p.m. Friday, April 20, 2012.nbsp; Born July 1, 1928 in Rockford, son of Philip O. and Frances McLee Driscoll, Sr.nbsp; Graduated from West High School in 1946 where he played on the basketball team.nbsp; Graduate of the University of Illinois and was a lifetime athletic booster there.nbsp; Following college he became a member of the prestigious CIA, being based in Washington D.C.nbsp; He then started with the Brearley Corp as Personnel Manager, spent several years in New York as Sales Manager for the East coast, returning to Rockford as Vice President of Sales. He retired as owner of Concord Cellular Phone Company. Phil had been a member of the Rockford Jaycees, being especially active with the Ski Train.nbsp; He enjoyed winter skiing and summers at Green Lake, WI.nbsp; He was an eternal optimist and always had a contagious laugh.

Survivors include his biological children, twins, Phyllis (Kevin) Steiner and Phillip O. Edgecomb; grandchildren, Julia (Steven) Halsted, Jacob T. Steiner,Mitchell Edgecomb; 4 greatgrandchildren; nieces, Cindy Anderson, Shelly (Mike) Greenlee, Kathy (Tim) Naill, Bridget (Mike) Lane, Katie (Keith); nbsp;nephew, Pat Driscoll and sisterinlaw, Therese Driscoll.nbsp; Predeceased by his parents; sister, Maureen (Brad) Anderson; brother, Jack Driscoll and grandson, Jordan P. Steiner.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 3, 2012 in the Cathedral of St. Peter.nbsp; Inurnment at Sunset Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.nbsp; In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cathedral of St. Peter.nbsp; The family was assisted by Fitzgerald Funeral Home amp; Crematory, Mulford Chapel.nbsp;

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