Philip Robert O’Leary, age 85 of Mt. Airy, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022.
Born in New York, New York on May 30, 1936, Phil was the son of the late Philip and Theresa Connor O’Leary. He was a United States Army Veteran having served during the Korean War and he was retired from Western Union with over 30 years of loyal service. Phil had the heart of a true servant. Whether he was serving fellow parish members at his beloved church or serving his community through Meals on Wheels, he had a simple goal every single day to do something nice for someone else. Phil was a parishioner of St. Mark Catholic Church where he was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. In addition to his parents, Phil is preceded in death by his wife Anna Kelly O’Leary, son Brian O’Leary and daughter Laura O’Leary Ryan.
Phil is survived by sons and their spouses Richard and Jaclyn O’Leary of Mt. Airy and Philip and Judy O’Leary of Clarkesville, daughter Sheila O’Leary of Coram, New York, son in law Tom Ryan of Orlando, Florida and grandchildren Daniel Ryan, Thomas Ryan, Megan Paul (David), Sara O’Leary, Erin O’Leary and Lindsay Rhodes (Steven).
A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, January 14, 2022 at St. Mark Catholic Church with Fr. Jose Luis Hernandez-Ayala, officiating. Interment will follow the service in Hillside Gardens Cemetery with military honors by the Grant Reeves Honor Guard. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 5-8 PM.
An online guest book is available for the family by visiting www.hillsidememorialchapel.com .
Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville