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Phillip Buchheit peacefully passed away on December 22, 2014 at age 90, surrounded by his family and loved ones. The family would like to acknowledge the loving care that the staff of Abercorn Rehab provided for our dear father.
Phillip was born on January 4, 1924 in Savannah, Georgia . He was the fifth child out of seven born to Fredrick Louis and Mary Best Buchheit.
Phillip was a welder and retired from the Savannah Shipyard. He was a World War II veteran who served in India. Aside from his duties as a welder and engineer, he took pride in waking the troops each morning, lunch and dinner with his exceptional musical skill of playing the bugle.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 47 years, Lucy K Buchheit. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Mozelle B Miller, Elizabeth B Alonso, Frederica B Buck, Susan B Hennessey and his brother Frank A Buchheit.
He is survived by his daughters, Annette B Clay, Debra B Wilson and a sister Teresa B Ryan. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Joshua Flowers, Matthew, Breanne and Jeremy Wilson. Additionally he is survived by a sister in law, Barbara W Buchheit and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held at Families First Funeral Care Chapel located at 1328 Dean Forest Road 5 – 7 pm with the rosary service at 6 pm on Monday, December 29. The Mass of Christian burial will be Tuesday, December 30 at Sacred Heart Church at 11 am. Interment will be at Laurel Grove Cemetery following the mass.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Savannah or Sacred Heart Church.
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