Francis "Jake" McPhilmy

Sunday, August 4th, 1935 - Friday, October 11th, 2019
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Francis “Jake” McPhilmy was born 8/4/35 to Earle and Winifred McPhilmy. He graduated from General Brown High School and went on to graduate from Canton College. After that he began his 45 year career as a metrologist and calibration technician with Carrier Corporation where he met his future wife, Donna Ferguson. They married in 1964, welcomed three children and shared their love and faith for 55 years. 

After retirement in 1998, his greatest pleasure was spending time with his six grandchildren, rollerblading (well into his 70’s!), and playing tennis with anyone he could get out on the court. He simply found great joy in the sport. 

He left us as he lived - quietly, with little fuss, but much dignity. The world is a little less bright but better for those fortunate enough to have him. 

Besides his parents, Jake was predeceased by his siblings, Ellen, John, Raphael and Mary.

He is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Amy, Maureen and David; and his beloved grandchildren, Devon, Bailey, Madeline, Riley, Peter and Spencer.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, October 16th from 4-7pm at Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel, 7191 E. Genesee St., Fayetteville. The funeral Mass will be offered at St. Patrick’s Church in Chittenango at 10am on Thursday. 

Donations may be made in his name to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave, Syracuse, NY 13208. 
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Eaton-Tubbs Fayetteville Chapel
    7191 E. Genesee Street
    Fayetteville, NY 13066
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  • Service

    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, October 17th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Patrick's Church
    1341 Murray Drive
    Chittenango, NY 13037
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John Salvaterra

Posted at 12:57pm
Jake was a very smart thoughtful person. I met Jake at Carrier, and managed to keep in touch with him until about 4 years ago. We went to lunch with Bill Printup, and Kenny Gray, at a pub in Fayetteville. My condolences to Donna and family, Jake was special.

Bill Fisher

Posted at 04:40pm
iI am truly sorry for your loss. Although I never met your Dad, the obituary paints quite a picture. It sounds like he was a wonderful man. He was smart, active and he loved his family. You can't find a better guy than that! Please know that your Dad and your family will be present in my thoughts and prayers.

Bill Fisher
Stuart, FL

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Posted at 12:05pm
With love and fond memories of Uncle Jake. Mike, Jeanne, Steven and their families.
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