From: Cheryl Koren


You are a good son to have spent time with her as often as you have and especially at this time. I'm sure she will be forever appreciative. Of course, your compassion says a lot about her, too! She must have been a remarkable woman to raise a loving son like you!

Your memories will help you through this difficult time, and as time goes on, you will cherish them more. They will also bring laughter to your heart as time moves forward!

My heartfelt condolences are with you and your family. Most Sincerely, Cheryl


From: Jane Cubbon

Phil: So sorry to hear about your mom. I know how difficult it is to lose a loved one during the holidays as my mother passed away 4 years ago during the Christmas/New Year's season. Know that you are missed by your friends and that our prayers are with you.


LCDR Jane L. Cubbon

From: Jennifer Perez


My mom and dad passed on the news to me about your mom. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I just wanted you to know that you and your family are in our prayers and that we will be thinking about you over the next few days. I pray that you can find some comfort in the fact that your mom lived such a full life and that the few memories I do have of your mom, are of her always laughing and smiling. I know such a special lady will be missed by many....

Take care,

Jennifer, Dietmar, Ethan and ?

From: Jill Donellan

My dear Philip,

Bill just called me about your Mom. I'm so sorry for you and your family that you have to go threw the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful woman and a pleasure to know. She raised at least one son that I know and love, very much. She did a great job with you. I wish we could be with you at this time but that can't be. Please think of the softest, warmest blanket that you have and imagine it is our arms wrapped around you, with love.

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Try and find strength in the fact that your Mom is at peace. No more pain. She will be with you always, in your heart.

Love, jill

From: Sharyn Alexander

Hi Phil,

I was so sorry to learn (from Cheryl) of your Mom's passing. I am glad it appears you made it out there before she passed. I know that words cannot ease your sorrow - only time will lessen your pain.

I hope you can take comfort in knowing that I'm sure your Mom was very proud of you and your family and your can do spirit.

I feel fortunate to know you and wish there was something I could do... -- other than read your paper that is.

Take care of yourself and I'll miss you.


From: Bill Donellan

Hello Philip;

Needless to say I am so sorry that you have to go through this. I promise you that time will heal your heavy heart. You may remember that my Mom passed away on Dec 31st eight years ago, and while I still miss her, the pain is goneóand so too will yours be gone. It does get better.

I always loved your Mom. She was so large in spirit, so self assured. She was a great lady and I can only imagine your sense of loss. But she is so much better off where she is now and there is comfort in knowing that. Hang tough guy. We will keep you, your Mom and all your family in our prayers.

Your friend,


From: Bill Donellan Jr.

I just got word about your mother. I'm so sorry. I can't image what you have been through. I hope there is some peace in the finality of things. We'll keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

Warm regards,

Bill Donellan

From: Bill Sisolak


Please accept my deepest sympathies for your loss. One of my fondest memories in all the years we have spent together at GVPi was having dinner at your Momís house in Provo. She was such a warm and loving person. I will miss her. Please give my best to your brothers and family.