Philip C. Mullard
11/04/1976 - 09/15/2019
Philip C. Mullard of Waialua, HI, formerly of Hanover, PA, passed away suddenly on September 15, 2019. Phil was born in Wisconsin and loved to tell stories about his early youth on the family farm. He graduated from North Marion H.S. in West Virginia where he played the baritone in the marching band and soon after graduating, joined the U.S. Navy. He was employed as an analyst by the Dept of Defense and was a very dedicated patriot to the cause of true freedom and American values and said his national defense work was for America’s children. Phil loved watching movies and listening to dance and trance music from his extensive collections and playing computer games. He was very happy to play Barbies (and was very good at it!) and listen to boy band music with his daughter Julianna when she was little. He enjoyed perfecting his grilling spice mix and smoking meat while drinking a “masse” of Franziskaner German beer and he looked forward to Sunday morning swims with his wife Judith and the turtles at the Hawaiian beaches. Cooking was his passion and his spaghetti, fried “noods”, seasoned popcorn, and french toast were among his big hits with anyone who tasted them. He loved driving his red convertible BMW with the roof down and tunes playing. Most of all Phil loved his family. His dad said when Phil entered a room, he always brought a smile. Phil was so looking forward to his daughter Julianna’s wedding in the coming days and his absence will be painful for all who cared for him. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Judith Dziedzic, his daughter Julianna and fiance’ Jerad Pfaff. He is survived also by his father Ronald and wife Susan, sisters Diane Clements (Andrew), Ruth, Janice, sister-in-law Cynthia Zawacki (Bill), step-brother Christopher, and step-sisters Mary and Amber. Phil was predeceased by his mother Helen (Bowers) Mullard. A Mass of Christian burial will be held 12:30 p.m. Saturday, September 21, 2019 at Annunciation BVM Catholic Church, McSherrystown with Rev. Charles L. Persing as celebrant. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery with military honors provided by the Hanover Allied Veterans Honor Guard. Friends and relatives will be received on Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave., McSherrystown.
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Posted at:09/18/2019 5:05 pm
Posted at:09/18/2019 5:05 pm
Phil was a wonderful man and great friend. I worked with him for five years in Hawaii and he was an amazingly knowledgeable man, a mentor and trainer to many and a good friend to all. He was always ready with a story and laugh. He was a constant in a environment that changed daily and was a friend and family to many, offering advice or just listening. You never came away from a conversation with Phil without feeling better. He will be sorely missed.
Posted at:09/24/2019 12:12 am
Catharine Lo Griffin
There are people in this world who make it a better place simply by their kind presence. Phil lived down the street, and never failed to give a wave and a smile whenever we walked or drove by. I appreciated his big heart, always attentive to my four-year-old daughter, who was so impressed with the festive Christmas lights and decorations in their yard. He and Judith worked tirelessly to make their yard beautiful, a bright spot in the neighborhood. I remember running into him at the park shooting hoops with his daughter. It made me hope that I have such a joyful relationship with my own daughter when she gets older. We will miss him, and we offer our deepest condolences to Judith and his family.