Edward M. Phillips

June 8, 1927 - December 15, 2020

Edward M. Phillips, age 93, of Milford, DE and formerly of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Tuesday, December 15, 2020.

Born on June 8, 1927, in Wilmington, DE, he was the son of the late Marvel and Naomi Phillips. Edward was a graduate of Wilmington Friends High School, Lafayette College and Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He practiced as a physician in Claymont for 45 years, before retiring at the age of 70.

Following retirement, Edward volunteered at Claymont Community Center and Christiana Care. He enriched lives through his work as a student mentor for First State School. Edward was also a devout member of Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.

He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley (Taylor) Phillips of Milford; children, William Phillips (Eileen) of Bear, George Phillips (Linda) of Lewes, and Robert Phillips (Karen) of Greenbackville, VA; 5 grandsons, and 1 great granddaughter.          

All services will be held privately.


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7 Condolences for Edward M. Phillips

  • Sorry to learn of your loss. Dr. Phillips was a wonderful person and physician. He set the standards for the medical profession.

  • Dear Phillips Family,
    My deepest condolences to the entire family and friends of Dr. Phillips. He was my physician from a very early age, and he took excellent care of me and my entire family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have so missed him since he retired from his practice on Philadelphia Pike. May you take comfort in knowing that he is resting now in God’s arms.
    With great sympathy,
    Bill Greto, Jr.

  • Dr, Phillips was our physician for many years until his retirement. Wonderful person.

  • Our deepest condolences to the family of Dr Phillips, he was not only a wonderful doctor but a kind and compassionate person. The world has lost a truly good heart. Rest in peace, Dr. Phillips. A gracious and kind man shall never be forgotten.

    With deepest sympathy,
    The McKinney Family

  • I’m sorry to hear of the passing of Dr. Phillips. He was a very caring and thorough doctor to me in my younger years. After a visit he would always call later on to see how I was doing. You don’t find doctors like him anymore. God bless him and my sympathies to the family.
    Karen Austin

  • Dear Phillips family –
    Very sorry to learn of the loss of Dr. Phillips. My parents Joan and Cub Gerow valued the friendship they had with him and Mrs. Phillips. He was a kind and caring physician during my childhood.

  • I can’t tell you how much we appreciated having Dr. Phillips as our physician. He wasn’t just a doctor. He was a dear friend. It didn’t matter why you came to him, he always had time, a few words, and encouragement of getting better. We thank your family for sharing him with us. We hope his retirement was enjoyable and we pray that God will grant him all the rewards he is truly entitled to. Our prayers are with your family.