Phillip Nelson Read Sr. – Hookstown (Hanover Twp.)

Phillip Nelson Read Sr., 86, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Friday afternoon, July 26, 2019, in the comfort of his home.

Born November 21, 1932, in Washington, Pa., he was the last surviving child born to the late Charles L. and Mildred (Frazier) Read.

He was a retired supervisor having worked for Hanover Twp. A veteran of World War II, he had served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of the Hookstown American Legion Post #0952 and was an avid supporter of St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and many other children’s charities.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mabel ‘Mae’ (White) Read; two sons, Phillip Nelson Read Jr. and Keith Read; and daughter, Patti Campbell.

Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Chuck (Rhonda) Read of Newell, W.Va.; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen (George) Kelly of Coraopolis; a daughter-in-law, Becky Read; and a son-in-law, Glenn Campbell; grandfather of 12; and great-grandfather of 21.

As per his wishes, there will be no viewing and cremation will take place.

Professional services provided by the MCCONNELL FUNERAL HOME, 447 Pine Street, Hookstown, PA 15050.

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