June 24, 2007
He is survived by his children Susan Carol Mourning of Colorado and Philip Vincent Confalone of New Jersey; three grandchildren: Stephanie (Mourning) Dahl, Hilary (Mourning) Lowe, and Philip Robert Confalone and four great grandchildren: Matthew, Scott, and Abigail Dahl and Lindy Lowe.
Phil served three years with the U.S. Navy Seabees during World War II with 28 consecutive months served throughout the Pacific Theater, ending up in Okinawa when the war ended. He was honorable discharged with the rank of Machinist Mate First Class, receiving three battle stars.
He lived in Bergen County New Jersey for most of his life where he was in the engine rebuilding business for many years and a machine tool salesman for 16 years prior to retiring to Greene County, NY in 1982.
Phil was an avid bowler, bowling in ABC sanctioned leagues for 60 years. He served two terms as President of the Greene County Chapter of AARP in 1993 and 1994. He was an active member of Catskill Elks Lodge #1341 and rose to the position of Exalted Ruler, which he held in 1998 and 1999. He was a member of the American Legion since 1946 and Greenville Post #291 for the last 16 years.
He especially loved the music of the 1930's and 1940's, and the dancing that went with it.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 30, 2007 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill followed by a graveside service at 11:00 am in the Greenville Cemetery.
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