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Timothy Paul Phillips
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Phillips, Timothy Paul, 65, of Indian Lake, PA passed away Feb. 19, 2017 at WindberCare Hospice. Born Nov. 13, 1951 in London, England, son of John and Ruby Phillips. Preceded in death by parents. Survived by son, James Phillips, Cornwall, England; brother, Michael Phillips, Middlesex, England; grandchildren Rece and Gracie Phillips; very special friend and caregiver, Elizabeth Sueth, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and faithful canine companion, Amber. After graduating from London University with a Special Honors degree in Geology, Tim had worked as a consultant for the National Coal Board in England and for the World Bank in mining ventures worldwide. Even then his passion was fly-fishing and his rod went with him everywhere his work took him. In the early 1980’s Tim arrived in Somerset, PA to evaluate coal reserves for NSM PLC and fell in love with the area and its people. He accepted employment with PBS in 1983 and quickly rose through the ranks to become Senior Vice President and a Board Member of PBS Coals. He left PBS in 2009 and joined Corsa Coal as a Director until retiring in July 2013. Tim was renowned for his skill with the fly rod, and he was happiest when he escaped to a quiet stream or bonefish flat in some remote location and to a prize species, which was elusive to most and a challenge. He was an all-round athlete and sportsman and exceled in every sport he pursued.  In his youth, he played professional cricket for Middlesex; he loved playing golf, soccer, skiing, swimming and pheasant hunting with his bird dog.  He was also a talented artist and his love of nature was displayed in his painting and woodcarvings. The detailed accuracy and beauty of his bird carvings were recognized and utilized by the Audubon Society. Despite all his talents and success he remained a private, modest, gentle man– and a loyal friend. There will be no viewing or visitation. Donations in Tim’s memory may be sent to WindberCare Hospice, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA  15965 or to Special Olympics at give.specialolympics.org.  Arrangements in care of Hindman Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc., 1521 Frankstown Rd., “Exclusive Provider of Veterans & Family Memorial Care.” Condolences may be made at HindmanFuneralHomes.com