Philip W. Thibedeau
Philip Thibedeau, 80, passed away at home July 7, 2017. For four years he, in his own words, “confronted throat cancer with humor and relentless common sense.”
Phil was a New Englander, born and raised in Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College, and subsequently was proudly commissioned in the U.S. Navy Signal Corps aboard the USS Intrepid. He was later posted to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in time to experience the Cuban Missile Crisis. After a long and successful career in financial services, he and wife, Molly, retired to a home in the Rogue Valley where they have been fortunate in their friends and neighbors.
Phil was a gentleman with a strong character who always put family first. Friends and family appreciated his culinary skills, the stories he loved to tell, his intellect, and quick wit.
Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Molly; son, Mark (Molly) of San Francisco; son, Justin (Asha) of Taiwan; four adored grandchildren, Jade, Hope, Noah, and Lena; and brother, Roger (Cathy) Thibedeau of Newburyport, Mass.
The family wishes to express gratitude to the Asante Hospice team for its caring support. There will be a private dispersal of the ashes when the family is together this summer.