Died: August 27, 2014
Married: Alice Ward
Children: John, Andrew, Joseph
John J. "Jack" Phillips was a "chemical engineer, amateur climatologist, author, USAR major (ret.) and, yes, rocket scientist." He published a book titled "Suppressed Science" in 2006. His long-time family camp on Lake Colby had once been a speakeasy, called Colby Lake Lodge.
Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 3, 2014
John J. "Jack" Phillips
John J. “Jack” Phillips, 97, of Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014, at Albany Medical Center in Albany.
He was born to the late John and Marie Phillips on April 28, 1917, in New York City. He married Alice Ward in Brighton, Massachusetts on July 7, 1951.
Jack studied chemical engineering at MIT and business administration at Harvard, and achieved multiple academic degrees, SB ’38, SM ’40, MBA ’51. He was an emeritus member of both the American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi.
Jack served as an officer in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He retired from military service as a major, USAR. He also worked for the National Space Administration and then with NASA. He was associated with the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs.
He is survived by his sons: John, Andrew and Joseph; and grandchildren Eric, Nicholas, Zachary and Ryan. He had friendships, too numerous and widespread to mention. He was loved by many and will be missed.
Intelligent, resolute, altruistic.
- Adirondack Daily Enterprise, September 27, 2003, Howard Riley, The Good, the Bad and the Entertaining