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Allen Wayne Phillips

April 23, 2017

Kill Devil Hills,  NC – Allen Wayne Phillips, 77, died Sunday, April 23, 2017 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Mr. Phillips was born in Lakewood, NJ and moved to the Outer Banks in 2006 upon retiring as a Plastics Supervisor.  He served in the U S Navy as an Airman aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA59) and the USS Saratoga (CVA60) on which he received membership in the Royal Order of the Blue Noses upon crossing the Arctic Circle in September 1957.

He was an avid fisherman loving surf and sound alike.  He enjoyed many hours in his boat “IRISH AYES II” cruising the bays and sounds of the Outer Banks looking for that great fishing hole; which I bet he has now found.

He is survived by his wife of 52 yrs, Maureen Coles Phillips, 3 children, Robin Ruggiero and husband Andy Ruggiero and their children, AJ, Sam, Cliff and Rob; Kelly Rosamilia and husband Ralph Rosamilia their children Annabell, Zackary, Amanda and Marisa; and Jason Phillips and his wife Kristen Phillips and their children Veronica and Vivian.   They all reside in New Jersey. He is also survived by a brother Gary Phillips and his wife Lynn of VA, brother-in-law Bill Coles and wife Maryanne of NJ, sisters-in-law Denise Koziatek of NJ, Patricia Malson of Fla., Aunt Joan Carr and Uncle Bob White and his wife Helen of NJ; and many nieces and nephews in NJ and Fla.

Wayne, as known to most, will be remembered as a wonderful husband, loving dad (BOSS), grandfather (POP) and a great uncle and friend. He had a reputation for being ready to lend a hand and give an honest opinion whenever asked. He will be in our hearts forever.

A celebration of his life will be held in New Jersey at his daughter Kelly Rosamilia’s  home on May 6th  after 3 PM.

Condolences may be expressed via the on-line register at  Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.