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Club establishes award honoring late Lee Phillips

LOCK HAVEN — Lee Phillips was known as a modest community servant.

He was a wonderfully friendly man of faith and loyalty to his community and his friends.

A businessman for years, perhaps many did not know that Lee was a veteran who drove tank in U.S. Gen. George S. Patton Jr.’s Seventh Army in the France and Germany during World War II.

Lee died in April 2020, leaving a family, friends and community in mourning.

The Kiwanis Club of Lock Haven wants everyone to remember Lee so it has established an annual award in his honor.

He was the club’s longest standing member at his death … more than 60 years.

Recipients of the Lee Phillips Community Service Award will exemplify his spirit, club members said.

“When one of our beloved members, Lee Phillips, died last year we all began to think of ways that we could honor his role in our chapter and his service to our community. A committee was formed that has recommended an annual service award in Lee’s name,” said club president, Steve Stevenson. “We think there are many more Lee Phillips out there with hearts ready to give to others in service to their communities.”

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