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“Phil was my best friend (bubba). I will miss my friend. We will meet again someday until then rest in peace bubba I love you. ”
1 of 43 | Posted by: kathynapoli66@yahoo.com - AZ

“Love you Phil. Gone to young & You will be greatly missed but always remembered.. I will never forget the times we shared growing up and I will...Read More »
2 of 43 | Posted by: Christine Polzin - Bixby, OK

“RIP brother ”
3 of 43 | Posted by: Doug Laughlin - Nescopeck, PA

“Miss my brother ”
4 of 43 | Posted by: pam - tonopah, AZ - sister

“Our hearts are broken, we feel something very precious has been taken from our lives. Laura Baby, just know we will always be there for you. Praying...Read More »
5 of 43 | Posted by: Fred & Chris Culp - Buckeye, AZ

“So very sorry for your loss. ”
6 of 43 | Posted by: Terri J Stamper - Worley, ID

“LOVE YOU. WILL REMEMBER THE GREAT TIMES TOGETHER WE SPENT GROWING UP. ”
7 of 43 | Posted by: TINA HOWE - BOSSIER CITY, LA

“I love you babe. ”
8 of 43 | Posted by: Laura O'Brien - Tonopah, AZ

“Go with God now and have peace. ”
9 of 43 | Posted by: Barb - Tonopah, AZ - Friend

“So sorry for your loss. Phil was such an outstanding Supervisor! He was blessed with so much knowledge as a Radiation Protection Technician at Palo...Read More »
10 of 43 | Posted by: Tina Saylor - Phoenix, AZ

“Phil, you will be missed. I always enjoyed our talks. ”
11 of 43 | Posted by: Stan Piatek - Goodyear, AZ

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. ”
12 of 43 | Posted by: Mark and Pat Jordan - Tonopah, AZ

“Met you years ago and you were the best ! Rest in Peace Phil ”
13 of 43 | Posted by: sherry hoel - buckeye, AZ

“Phil was a very familiar face at Palo Verde. He will be very much missed. ”
14 of 43 | Posted by: Carol Griffin - AZ

“My prayers go out to the family. Phil you will be truly missed! Take care my friend. ”
15 of 43 | Posted by: Stan Hendrick - avondale, AZ

“My heart goes out to the family. I will remember you all in my prayers. ”
16 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Ritenour - LaPlata, MO

“Phil will be missed. God Bless the Family you are in my prayers. ”
17 of 43 | Posted by: Darlene Wallace - Buckeye, AZ

“Laura we am sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the twins. We are here for you if you need us. ”
18 of 43 | Posted by: Brian and Cheryl Drouillard - AZ

“knew Phil since the 80's. good guy. RIP ”
19 of 43 | Posted by: mel meter - tonopah, AZ

“Jen, I am so very sorry for you loss. My heart goes out to you, the twins & Laura. I will keep you all in my thoughts & prayers. ”
20 of 43 | Posted by: Lupita Adame - Litchfield Park, AZ

“So sorry to hear of Phil's passing. His family will be in my prayers. What a great guy. Gone too soon. ”
21 of 43 | Posted by: Amber Johnson - Atkins, AR

“We love and will always miss brother Phil, we feel so blessed to have spent a precious few minutes visiting with him last Friday afternoon after...Read More »
22 of 43 | Posted by: John & Lisa Young - Arlington, TX

“I met Phil in 1987, We worked together for many year in Utility Maintenance, He has always been a part of my Palo Verde family, He will be missed....Read More »
23 of 43 | Posted by: Jim Furnia - Buckeye, AZ - Friend

“I know Phil and Dad are in the Kingdom of Heaven looking over us all. They are both missed and loved by so many. Laura I love u like a sister and am...Read More »
24 of 43 | Posted by: Christie Bomesberger - Family

“Going to miss a good Dear Friend. ”
25 of 43 | Posted by: Dennis Treguboff and Lisa Bristol - AZ

“you will be missed more than you will ever know. i enjoyed waiting on you at the desert rose and watching you whip everybody's butt at pool (except...Read More »
26 of 43 | Posted by: sharla and jack fox - arlington, AZ

“Phil was a great friend and co-worker. He may have left this earth but Heaven has earned an angel. He will be missed. ”
27 of 43 | Posted by: Bernice Cavazos - Jacksonville, FL

“Sending love and prayers!! ”
28 of 43 | Posted by: Patricia Axtell - Stillwater, OK

“Blessings and healing prayers sent to the family. I am so sorry...Phil was a special spirit. ”
29 of 43 | Posted by: Tina O'Connor - wickenburg, AZ

“May you rest in peace my friend, we will miss you so much. Our deepest sympathy for the family and may the angels watch over you. ”
30 of 43 | Posted by: Gayla Gilbert & Family - AZ

“James and Susan spent many hours of great conversation with Phil at the Longhorn in Buckeye. He was alway such a warm and caring gentleman. We will...Read More »
31 of 43 | Posted by: James & Susan Mingus - Fairfield, ID

“I met him about 2 years ago. He was very kind and generous to me. He welcomed me into his home and shared some financial advice with me. I will...Read More »
32 of 43 | Posted by: Melissa - Goodyear, AZ

“I remember meeting Phil when he was a utility worker in Unit 3. What a great guy! I know I lost touch over the years but I'll never forget what a...Read More »
33 of 43 | Posted by: Julie Self - AZ

“I did not know Phillip, but I wanted to extend my sympathies to his family. I know what it is like to lose a loved one suddenly. I still feel the...Read More »
34 of 43 | Posted by: Dianne Harris - Sun City, AZ

“Phil was awesome. I knew exactly what he wanted when he walked into the Wintersburg Store. I'll never forget him! RIP Phil. ”
35 of 43 | Posted by: Amanda Starry - Fort Wayne, IN

“The entire McMurry Family sends love and prayers to ALL of you. May you find comfort in Gods love at this very difficult time. Wayne & Alana McMurry ”
36 of 43 | Posted by: Alana McMurry - Surprise, AZ

“Rest in Paradise you will alwayz be loved n missed!♥ ”
37 of 43 | Posted by: Megan Charlez - Buckeye, AZ

“Laura, I'm so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
38 of 43 | Posted by: Rhonda Cannon - Glen rose, TX

“I love you phil you were always a great uncle! You will be missed dearly! ”
39 of 43 | Posted by: Kristen Hampton - tonopah, AZ

“I'm deeply saddened by Phil's passing. I wish comfort during this difficult time to his family and friends. Phil was a great man with a strong wit...Read More »
40 of 43 | Posted by: Deana Burris - Goodyear, AZ

“Your will be missed greatly my friend and never be forgotten. ”
41 of 43 | Posted by: Karin Dossett - Phoenix, AZ

“This really hit hard. Never expected it. He will never be forgotten. He was welcome to his new home with alot of open arms and plenty of love. I hold...Read More »
42 of 43 | Posted by: Linda Howe Courtney - Stillwater, OK

“We remember all the good times we had in are group of friends.and Rodney and Phil and donna are looking down on us saying will all see each other...Read More »
43 of 43 | Posted by: donna and rick arnold - palestine, TX


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Philip Wayne O'Brien, 48 passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at home on March 1st. "Phil" was born March 7th, 1965 in Panorama City, California. Phil is survived by a large and loving family, as well as many friends. His wife Laura, their twins, daughter Erin Kathryn and son Ethan Wayne, both 10. His eldest daughter Jennifer Gail 23, her son, Phil's grandson Hayden Anthony Nickolas. Phils' mother Genevieve Kelly and his siblings, sister Pam Larimer(Jeff) brother Stephen O'Brien(Patricia), and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Phil is preceded in death by his father Teddy O'Brien.

Phil was a longtime employee of the Radiation Protection Department at Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station (APS) and enjoyed camping and 4-wheeling. He was also an avid fan of NASCAR and San Francisco 49'ers.

Services to mourn the passing of Phil will be held on Saturday March 8th at 1 pm. Visitation followed by Funeral Service at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W. Thunderbird Rd. Peoria, AZ 85381 (623)-974-3671.

A celebration of life will also be held Saturday March 8th at 6 pm at The Tin Top Bar & Grill 37900 W Salome Hwy, Tonopah, AZ (623)386-1501