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Phillip B

Perlongo, Phillip B.

Peacefully passed away on January 30, 2016, at the age of 88 years. Preceded in death by his beloved parents Antonio and Sarafina, dear brothers and sisters-in-law Jerome (Dorothy), Natale (Anna), John and Thomas (Patricia) and dearest companion Marcella Hansen. Survived by loving nieces and nephews Sarah (Jeff), Tony, Maria (Dennis), Michael (Deborah), Michele, Patti, Tom (Linda), Vince, Joe and Jerry, great niece and nephews Shane, Vicki and Vinnie, cousins Rosa, Jo, Sara, Louie and Sal, godson Tony Olivo, other relatives and friends.

Phil was always ready with a story and a man of many talents. While in the service, he was a boxer and a leather carving instructor to wounded WWII Air Force pilots. After the service, he was an outstanding pitcher for many slow pitch softball teams. He was in several World Series softball tournaments. This led to his induction into the Wisconsin Softball Hall of Fame in 2011. He enjoyed fishing with his brothers and nephews. After retiring from Continental Can Co., he took up painting. Despite failing eyesight from macular degeneration, he was a prolific painter. He won several Interfaith Senior Art competitions. He was an accomplished harmonica player and enjoyed entertaining.

The family would like to thank John McDermott for his many years of dedicated help and friendship to Phil and Marcella, neighbors Terry and Jill, his at home caregivers Lynette, Fallis, Pat and Stacy, the caring staff at Creekside Manor and Season’s Hospice.

Visitation will be at Holy Cross Cemetery in the South Chapel, 7301 W. Nash St. on Friday February 5, 2016 from 10:30 AM until time of the complete service at 11 AM. Memorials in Phil’s name may be made to Interfaith Senior Programs of Waukesha County, 210 NW Barstow St. Suite 101, Waukesha, WI 53188.


Suminski Family Funeral Homes

Suminski / Weiss (414) 276-5122

Past Comments

michele perlongo

Always enjoyed the times we spent including Marcella at the five and ten, out in muskego and attending all of your art awards including the pink pompei church, blizzard of 47, etc. my pa and i were always there for you. i still have the video of you playing amazing grace on the harmonica and the one of you playing my wooden hand carved flute. i will always hold dear our special memories over the past decades. thank you for sharing your wisdom, art and music talents. i hope i can continue to measure up to all these things you have taught me.
Hope you are resting peacefully with Marcella, grandma, grandpa, all your brothers and all those that you treasured that preceded you.
Sorry to say that your wish to have your original pompei church and blizzard of 47 were not at each end of your casket as you requested. Maria decided not to honor your request.

Love you always.

vince perlongo

I will never forget the times when i went fishing with my uncles. I couldnt wait for the weekend to get here! Now uncle phil can fish with his brothers:)……..enjoy

Tom Perlongo

Uncle Phil,
You will be dearly missed. I’ll always hold close the memories that you gave me as a kid when you and uncle Nat took me fishing, the times you spent playing your harmonica, especially through the old Gibson amplifier and teaching me how to holler “Hey Gaspipe” into the microphone. Them were the best times. I always loved your artwork and the times we spent together.

Thank you for the best of times. We’ll see you again. Say hi to everyone for me. I miss all of you!
Love ya buddy!

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