top banner

Obituary Listings

A Family Tradition of Dignified Service

Robert N. Phillips

August 26, 1934 January 5, 2021
Robert N. Phillips
There are condolences waiting approval on Robert's Tribute wall
Obituary for Robert N. Phillips

Robert Nelson Phillips of Commerce Twp., died January 5, 2021. He was 86 years old. Bob was born August 26, 1934 in Scranton, Pennsylvania to Nelson Phillips and Rose Conway.

Bob received his bachelor’s degree from The Citadel and proudly served his country in the United States Army. He spent much of that time jumping out of airplanes.

Bob was a devout Catholic and an avid sports fan. He enjoyed watching and going to Brooklyn Dodger games with his father. Bob was a lifelong Detroit Lions fan as well. He always loved playing golf and watching on TV as well. Bob’s favorite saying was “God Willing”.

Bob spent his career working as insurance adjuster. He also joined Rebath and worked with his daughter Cindy and son in law Jeff. Although it is sad to see him go, we take great comfort in knowing he is joining his father Nelson Phillips, and his mother Rose Conway in heaven.

Bob is survived by his loving children Dawn (Ted) Koppen, and Cindy (Jeff) Oslund, his grandchildren Nicole Koppen, Tara Zawideh (Eric Smith), Chase (Jamie) Koppen, Ashley (Jesse) Chisolm, Max (Rachel) Oslund, and his great grandchildren Nikiya, Liam, Connor, Estelle, Sammy, Bonnie, Sylvie and Charlotte, his sister Jane Behan, and his ex-wife Winifred Bales.

A Memorial Service will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Roads, Saturday, January 30th at 5pm. Friends may visit beginning at 3pm.

Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.


Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries


We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.