Philip H. Amadon
ATHOL — Philip H. Amadon, 85, of Athol, died Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the Golden Living Center, Fitchburg.
He was born in Gardner on Nov. 30, 1931, the son of the late Wesley M. and the late Martha I. (Leschner) Amadon.
He worked for New England Telephone as a lineman and retired in 1989 after 35 years. He was a member of the IBEW Union.
Mr. Amadon served during the Korean War in the U.S. Army.
He was a member of A.A.R.P., and the Tully City Council Club, and was a Boy Scout leader.
He leaves two daughters, Chris A. Blake and her husband Steven of Arvada, Colo., and Dawn M. Sandoval and her husband Stephen of Gardner; three sons, Garold P. Amadon of Athol, James M. Amadon and his wife Talin of Waltham, and Michael P. Amadon and his wife Colleen of Athol; two sisters, Merle J. Weber of Gardner, and Betty A. O’Brien of Gardner; one brother, John L. Amadon of Pennsylvania, 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Alice K. (McCarthy) Amadon, who died in 2009; by two brothers, Richard G. Amadon who died in the Korean War, and Wesley M. Amadon Jr.; and by one sister, Virginia M. Conti.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 19, at 11 a.m., in the Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange. Burial with military honors will follow in Silver Lake Cemetery.
A calling hour will be held prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Philip’s memory may be made to the Montachusett Veteran’s Outreach, 268 Central St., Gardner, MA 01440 (checks payable to the memory of Philip Amadon) or donate online at www.veterans-outreach.org.
For more information or to sign the online guest book, please visit www.mackfamilyfh.com.
Fiske-Murphy & Mack Funeral Home, 110 New Athol Rd., Orange, is directing arrangements.