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Philip Alan D'Addario

Philip Alan D' Addario

1947-2009

Philip Alan D'Addario, 61, passed away peacefully on Friday, Oct. 2, 2009. The love and support of his family helped him in his valiant fight with brain cancer.

Phil was born on Oct. 11, 1947 in Irvington, N.J., the son of Felix H. and Alice M. D'Addario. He was raised in Torrance, Calif., where he attended elementary and high schools. After graduation, Phil joined the Navy and served aboard the U.S.S. Ticonderoga from 1967 to 1970. His two tours to Viet Nam took him to Cam Rahn Bay, RVN.

After an honorable discharge from the Navy, he proudly served as a Torrance Police Officer from 1973 to 1988. During his 15-year career with the Torrance Police Department, he worked on patrol, as a detective in vice and narcotics, and as a training officer. He retired in 1988 with a medical disability.

He married Kimberly MacGilvray in 1970; they had two sons, Chris and Michael. They were divorced in 1984. He married Teresa Gallego in 1988; they divorced in 1997.

Phil moved to the Rogue Valley from Torrance, California in 2004 in order to be closer to his family. Phil enjoyed spending time watching sports, with a special interest in baseball games and NASCAR races. He loved being a grandfather and proudly shared stories about his granddaughter and grandson and the joy they brought to his life.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Felix (Phil) H. D'Addario and his nephew, Robert M. Schneider. He is survived by his sons, Christopher D'Addario (Joelle), of Kentucky and Michael D'Addario, of Texas; his mother, Alice D'Addario, of Central Point, Ore.; sister, Jeanne Otto (Loren), of Central Point, Ore.; brother, Michael D'Addario (Rosemary), of Petaluma, Calif.; granddaughter, Jordan; and grandson, Kade D'Addario, of Kentucky.

To his many friends who were there to support Phil over the years, the family wishes to express their deepest gratitude. To the staff of Ridgeview Assisted Living, a special thank you for the kindness and care you showed Phil each and every day.

There will be visitation at Perl Funeral Home, 2100 Siskiyou Blvd, Medford, Ore. on Monday, October 5th from 4:00-7:00 p.m. with a rosary at 6:30 p.m. A Mass will at held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Medford, Tuesday, October 6th at 1:00 p.m. with interment following at Jacksonville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Rogue Valley Medical Center Foundation for TomoTherapy (cancer services), 2600 Siskiyou Blvd, Medford, OR 97504.