Philip James Snow passed away on May 31st, 2023 at his home in the loving care of his four children. He was 92.
Phil moved from Calistoga to Winters, Ca as a Sophomore in High School and there he met and married the love of his life, Isabel Martinez. He served in the Navy 2 years as a builder and continued with that trade throughout his life. Phil is survived by his 4 children, Debra, Phil, Tim and David and by 9 grandchildren , 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
His 3 main passions were his family, his faith and sports. Being a tremendous athlete himself, he had an opportunity to pitch for the Red Sox. But as fate would have it, the call back date fell on the very day of his wedding and a hard choice was made. However, in his fiery passion for sports were forged many athletes from his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren ranging from talented high school and college athletes to scratch golfers, an NFL coach, college tennis player, a Division One football player, and coming full circle, a Red Sox second baseman. At 91 he hit a 200 yard drive straight down the fairway at Davis Municipal Golf Course.
His deep and personal faith was his anchor and the anchor for his family. His well used Bible was always by his side. His prayers at family gatherings always included an invitation for each one to know Jesus Christ as Savior. His faith was also evidenced by his contribution to the building of the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Winters and Winters Community gazebo.
His wit and humor were extraordinary. He kept nurses, doctors, housekeepers and family all in stitches. He’s especially known for his quips ,so unique, we could call them “Philisms.” Among them are Bonkers for Bennie, Shukies Cheesus, Attah boy Philly, Unhitch the Caboose and He’s from Central City.
Join us, the family in saying “Attah boy Philly, job well done. You will be missed.”
Graveside service 10:00 am June 23rd at Winters Cemetery. Memorial service will follow at Pioneer Presbyterian Church at 11:00 A.M. with lunch following.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Yolo Hospice to whom we are deeply grateful.