Phillip Louis Pryby, age 90, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 15,
2021. He was born on September 5, 1930, in Chicago, Illinois. Phil lives on through his
Wife, Joanie (Lamm); Sons Kip (Joyce), Todd (Carol), Robert (Ronnie), Matt (Sue) and
Shawn. Grandchildren Christopher (Brittney), Jacob, Samantha (Tyler), Troy; and many
generations that grew up at the house that Phil built. He is now reunited with his Parents,
Louis and Myra; Brother Joseph; Sister Louise; Daughter Kimmy; and Grandson Joshua.
Phil enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in 1948, serving in the Korean War with
Weapons Co, 3rd BN, 7th Reg, 1st Marines, and participated in the first battalion sized
combat helicopter air assault in history in Operation Bumblebee. Phil became a carpenter
He met the love of his life Joanie in 1954 and married her two years later. This past April
they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Phil was 90 years young, gentle, kind,
and generous, filled with stories and laughter. He was strong, adventurous, and tough.
He loved fishing, mowing the lawn, feeding his birds and deer, and sitting quietly reading
a book while eating ice cream. Those we love can never be more than a thought away…
for as long as there’s a memory, they live in our hearts to stay.