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Lance Philips

August 6, 1949 — July 1, 2020

Lance Philips

Lance Carl Phillips, 70, Scranton, returned to the Lord Wednesday at home.

Born Aug. 6, 1949 in Wilkes-Barre, he was the son of the late Byron D. and Lois A. (Farnham) Phillips.

Lance was a graduate of Falls Overfield High School and attended Penn State University. He served his country with honor in the United States Navy.

During the 1970s and 80s, he toured the country as a sound engineer for numerous top musical artists such as Prince, Bob Seger, Arlo Guthrie, Doobie Bros., Wendy O. Williams, the Plasmatics, Toby Beau and many others. He later worked as a car salesman and a medical staff transporter.

Lance was an avid reader and a wizard at working crossword puzzles. The NYT Sunday crossword was rarely a challenge for Lance. He loved watching baseball games, and his knowledge and memory of baseball stats was unparalleled. Most importantly, he was a good man, and a loving son and brother. And he loved his cats, who were with him when he passed.

Lance is survived by two brothers, Atty. Bruce Phillips (Nancy), Berwyn; and Scott Phillips (Kim), White Haven; a sister, Dawn Kimberly Cianci (Mark), Waverly; cousins, Carol Angwin, Taylor; Sandra DeMany, Paupack; and nieces, nephews, a great-niece and a great-nephew.

Graveside services and interment, Fairview Cemetery, Mill City, at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Griffin Pond Animal Shelter, 967 Griffin Pond Road, Clarks Summit, PA 18411.

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