Obituaries


Philip "Doctor Phil" Schiff
Philip "Doctor Phil" Schiff 79, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 23, 2015 at Manchester Manor. Born in Camden NJ, long time resident of Manchester and most currently living in Tolland CT.

He was a well-respected optometrist for many years, in private practice in East Hartford, as well as servicing many nursing homes in the area. He enjoyed boating, watching boxing, going to hockey games, fishing, competitive pistol shooting and riding his motorcycle. He served many rolls, some of which were long time East Hartford Rotary Member, umpire of Manchester Little League, President of PTA of Washington School in previous years, His good nature and smile was infectious, making people around him feel special. He is constantly referred to as a "gentle soul". He truly loved his family and friends.

He is survived by his longtime partner Janet Enes and her son Michael and wife Kristine Enes, and grandchildren Leah and Michael. His daughter Deb Schiff of NJ, his son William Schiff and wife Julia and granddaughters Erin, Tori and Lauren of AZ. His surviving sister Joan Gelman of NJ and many nieces and nephews.

Phil's family extends a special thanks to his caregivers at Manchester Manor.

A memorial service will be held at Weinstein Mortuary 640 Farmington Avenue Hartford CT on Wednesday March 25, 2015 promptly at 3:30 PM. For further information, directions or to sign the guest book for Philip Schiff, please visit online www.weinsteinmortuary.com/funerals.cfm



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