LITTLE DEER ISLE - Philip Schuyler deGozzaldi, 83, passed away Jan. 15, 2012, at his home. Phil went to St. Paul's School, Concord, N.H., and graduated from Amherst College, Amherst, Mass., in 1950. He married Florence Steffy in 1955. They celebrated their 56th anniversary in July 2011. He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 to 1954, and spent time in Korea. He was a vice president at Roxbury Carpet Co., Chattanooga, Tenn., and Framingham, Mass. Once Roxbury operations in Massachusetts closed he joined partners to purchase the building and developed an industrial park. He ran several textile-related businesses in the facility, which are still operating today. Phil was an avid sailor and his favorite sailing area was Penobscot Bay in Maine. He loved cruising to Winter Harbor, Frenchborough, Pulpit Harbor and Rockport on his beautiful ketch, the Amity. He was an active member at Bucks Harbor Yacht Club in South Brooksville, as tennis chairman for several years. He also loved to ski. He spent many winters in Crested Butte, Colo. On more than one occasion, he was spotted on the extreme trails showing up his grandchildren. He and his wife, Florence, spent their latter years traveling around the world. They particularly loved taking riverboat trips in Europe, exploring the park lands in the U.S. west and visiting their grandchildren. Phil is survived by his wife, Florence deGozzaldi; his three daughters, Amy deGozzaldi Evans and J. Ganson Evans, Sally deGozzaldi and Chris Knowlton, and Susan deGozzaldi and Allston B. Parkinson; and eight grandchildren, Jake Evans, Charlie Evans, Tram Evans, Douglas Hamilton, James Knowlton, Philip Knowlton, Schuyler Parkinson and Ellen Parkinson. A service will be held 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, at St. Brendan's the Navigator, 639 North Deer Isle Road. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Ellsworth; and Maine Medical Center, Portland. Arrangements by Bragdon-Kelley Funeral Homes, Stonington.
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Published in BDN Maine on Jan. 18, 2012