A memorial service will be held at Crosslands, 1660 East Street Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 on Friday April 20, 2018 at 1 p.m. Bob Philipson passed away unexpectedly at home on January 13, 2018. Bob was born in the southern plains of Minnesota, and grew up on a small farm in the town of Sleepy Eye.
Funeral Service will be held at Christ Church, 301 S. Michaels, MD 21663 on Saturday, April 21, 2018 where she will be interred with her beloved Ray. If his origins ever came up in conversation he would quickly dip into his pocket and pull out a small change purse marked “Bank of Sleepy Eye” and explain how the town was named after a droopy-eyed Lakota Sioux chief.
On December 29, 1945, she married Raymond Frank Winch, with whom she enjoyed 67 wonderful years of marriage. Jean and Ray lived in Swarthmore, Boston, Mass., Jacksonville, Fla., Newtown Square, Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Bozman, Md., and Stuart, Fla., before retiring to Kennett Square.
Jean is survived by her children, Margaret “Peggy” Baird of Willow Grove, Nancy Elizabeth “Betsy” Murtha of Geigertown, Pa., Raymond F. She was active with the League of Women Voters, Children’s Home Foundation, ECW Chairwomen, Christmas in St. She loved traveling, sailing with Ray, playing the piano, tennis, reading, art and keeping up with her family.
Around the time that Peggy succumbed to a fatal illness he was also faced with early retirement from a then shrinking IBM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Chester County Food Bank or the Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture (PASA),
She was an active member of the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church and the Providence Garden Club of Pennsylvania and was always eager to lend a hand or a smile to a friend in need.
Throughout her life Marilyn enjoyed wonderful experiences at her homes in Redding, Conn., Hazelton, Pa., Seabrook Island, S. However, the place she held most dear in her later years was her summer cottage on Capitol Island, Maine, where she enjoyed days on the porch reminiscing about Mouse Island memories, watching the lobstermen pull traps, and waving to friends as they sailed by.
There will be a celebration of Bob’s life at the Swarthmore Presbyterian Church, 727 Harvard Avenue, Swarthmore PA 19081 on Saturday, January 27, at 11 a.m.
Contributions in Bob’s memory may be made to CARE (care.org/donation), the World Wildlife Fund (worldwildlife.org) or Doctors Without Borders USA (doctorswithoutborders.org).