- 63 years old
- Date of birth: Apr 27, 1946
- Date of passing: Aug 19, 2009
"Philip. Missing you still. : )"
"Saying hello from below, Philip.
Missing your smile, laugh and wonderful sense of humor. You are loved. Look forward to a wonderful reunion on the "Other Side" when it's time!
Kathy and Doug"
"70th Anniversary of your birth, Phil. Still missing you.
"Still cherishing our conversations on motivating students--and ourselves. You gave me insightful wisdom that I use often. Missing you---still."
"Thinking of your words of wisdom....and telling me just because someone doesn't show love the way you want them to, doesn't mean they are not loving you with all they have! Always with love, Millie"
"You are missed...missing you and that beautiful smile!!! Love you always Uncle Phil."
"Hello from down here, Phil. MIssing you! ~ Benny"
"Hi, Daddy! Thinking about you and missing you today and every day. Zaire and I talk about you fondly and often. I was recalling this weekend how you video taped interviews with then strangers in the parking lot at Spelman when I first arrived as a freshman. Many of those folks became friends and all remember that as a highlight of our college careers. Just one example of so many ways that you warmed hearts at home and in our extended community. I love you!! ~ Daughter #1"
"Remembering you fondly Phil. Are you playing your drum for the angels?
~ Benny Ambush"
"Another year… another birthday gone by. Time seems to pass so quickly; however, never my thoughts of you. I smile and celebrate your life.
"Thinking of you on this day, Philip. We miss you!!"
Some days, I just can't bear the pain of your absence. Today is one of those days. I think of you everyday. I even close my eyes sometimes and imagine your laugh and warm hugs. I here you say my name with affection. "Kamala-bala". I'm so "lucky" to be able to draw on those memories they make me sad, but mostly lift me up. Many of those memories make me giggle out loud.
People continue to tell me of the impact you had on their lives. Many times it's men my age whom you influenced, more than just a few. They say you are one of their heroes and role models. A hero. It makes me so proud - proud to be your kid, but proud of you. You have left an honorable and memorable legacy. You worked hard, Daddy. I hope you're sitting back and thinking: "I did well". You did extraordinarily. I miss you so much. I can't wait to see you again. Don't ever forget, you're daughters love you."
I miss you now more than ever. I think of you often and review all the times we had together. I wish you were here to give your love and encouragement to your amazing grandson, Zaire. Don't worry. He remembers you and knows you are in heaven.
Your girls are doing fine. You raised them so well.
Thank you for introducing me to your wonderful family. I am still enjoying happy and hilarious times with them.
I know you are looking down at us from your happy place with your parents and are playing golf with Fred all the time.
I love you.
I can still hear your laugh and see that million dollar smile! We are all better off because you lived and continue to live in our hearts.
Love You, Cuz!
"My uncle Phil!!! I love you so much. I miss you. My memories go back to Sherborn Ma. Where your smile, and how you loved reminded me of what family was and how it felt to be a Harrington. You were a brilliant man and a true example of what a father should be. I will spend the rest of my life hoping to be at least half the man you wer. All who had the chance to know you, whether if it were for years or a mere moment, were forever blessed. And that's what's up. Love you-Varnie"
"Happy Birthday, Daddy! Miss you very much and think of you every day. Sending lots of love."
"Well Philip, it's been 5 years and we still can't believe you have left us---your essence is just that strong! Everything changed when you left and I really miss you coming to Los Angeles with your clarinet, your camera, drums and your loving words and charm for me, my sisters and my granddaughter Sydni.
We will forever cherish your love for learning something new everyday and telling us it is okay to fail as long as you try and give it all you have!.
Til we meet again....I'll always love ya'
"You must be looking at us like "what's going on over there?" Of course you are because your in a better place. Love and peace."
Your smile, and the giggles you evoked in me, sprinkle into my life often, and your legacy as a mentor to inspire students has become my mantra -- Aspire to inspire.
Five years is nothing when it come to missing you… still! I'm so glad you brought happy times to my life... and left sparks.
Your birthday today."
"It's been 5 years since you passed...crazy thing is I just learned of your passing. I know your resting in peace because you worked so hard educating us to know who we are and where we come from, so that we know where we are going!
Thank You so much for caring, educating, and blessing us Mr.Harington, Well Done!"
"Uncle Phil... you are missed so very much. You have had such an affect on so many people. It brings joy to my heart to read all the thoughts people have posted. You have touched the lives of many from generation to generation. That's how amazing you are! I love and miss your beautiful smile and laughter. You will always be in my heart. I love you.."
I know you're making music with the angels and spreading the word through the drum. Miss you!!!
I need a foot massage! Just another reason I miss you. : )"
It's Millie! No one could say my name like you did.....you almost made it sound like the best piece of chocolate you've ever eaten! Thanks for putting love in every greeting. All the sisters in L.A. were thinking of you today as we remembered how much we missed you.
I celebrate you today. Luv ya' Millie"
It's funny how you we live our lives and forget meetings, birthdays, or the last thought on our mind. But the memories spent with you fail to fade. From golfing (youth years), to laughing & singing (holidays), to education (INDEPREP), you are always in thought. Hard to imagine that i am now the new Unlce for my youth. Thanks & Love"
"Big brother, Philip
I think of you so often and recently was looking through old pictures. I'm so glad you encouraged us to document! This practice is one which is part of my ELA classes Technology is yet exploding and you would be so proud of me. : ) a 64 techy! I can see your grin even now and imagine you saying" Resa that's great." Missing you so"
"Hi, Daddy. We miss you immensely. I often have moments when I want to call and tell you about something funny or wacky in a way you might appreciate. I imagine you can see and hear us, and know that we're doing well. We still aim to make you proud of us every day, and know that you are. Love you! ~Kafi"
"Daddy, I miss your laugh, your guidance, encouragement, hugs, music, jokes, love of Mummy, passion, hard work, considerateness, your love of our heritage and people and our family, when you watched and interacted with Zai, your wisdom, example, opinion, warmth, uniting affect, honesty, creativity, Kwanzaas...so much more. You were our glue, our rock, hero, moon and stars."
I remember hearing your beautiful singing voice and playing the clarinet! Your musical gift was so inspiring to all of us. I miss your smile, sense of humor, laughter, and the infectious spirit that touched everyone's life! God Bless you - we all love you!!"
"I know your sitting on a rainbow now, looking down at us. It was a true blessing knowing you!"
"Hi Daddy. I miss you so much. I hear and see you so clearly. I long to hear you laugh again. Please come visit me in my dreams. Love, Daughter #2"
I love you and miss you much. I am so grateful for all you gave me and our children and my family for the 41 years we knew you. Your infectious spirit and positive energy changed my life and formed our children's personalities and spirits. We are all doing fine. No need to worry. I know you are watching over us. Love, Chan"
"Hi, Daddy. As Zaire and I looked at photos of you, he excitedly exclaimed, "There's Grandpa!". Whew, if you could hear him talk -- he's quite the conversationalist. He loves to read, is strong in math, is becoming a great swimmer, and has begun Tae Kwon Do. It was important to you that we enjoy learning, know how to swim, be confident ... I'm passing it all on to Zai. Love, Daughter #1"
"Remembering you Philip on your birthday and praying for peace and comfort for friends and family who sorely miss you. Your drum beat still rolls and reverberates in our minds and in our hearts. Love, Karen"
"....memories of the good and loving times will never die.
I do miss my best friend.
"Missing you Philip - your great smile, your drumming, your love of our people.
"Miss you Uncle Phil."
"Hi, Daddy. I think of you every day ... when I'm doing seemingly random things. Your birthday just passed on the calendar, but I celebrate your life every day.
I love you! ~Kafi"
"Hey Uncle Philip,
Enjoy playing that golf course on the other side ;-)
We never got to play that song together you talked about...someday....Love you xoxoxoxo"
How can I forget your memorable Kwanzaa parties? Or how you were always cracking jokes? Oh Phil I will miss you dearly. Love you.
"My Brother Phil in philosophy and in deed, was his Brothers' keeper. Selfless and attentive, he ALWAYS made time and gave effort to the needs, wants and wishes of others. His legacy is to be emulated."
I played piano at Taka's house while you played the clarinet. Man, we were some kind of good! The one Kwanzaa celebration I was able to make was memorable. "And Angels Sing Thee To Thy Rest""
I'll always remember your smile,Kwanzaa at the house, and your music. My last memory of you will be holding Joaquin at the reunion and beaming with pride. Love you and miss you already"
How I will miss your winning smile and warm heart. Thanks for a lifetime of friendship and warm memories. Your spirit lives on in all of us.
"Dear Uncle Phil,
Forever missed and forever in our hearts wil you be!
You alwayas reminded us about our African heritage!
Kwanzaa will never be the same, but the memories shall always remain!"
I have many precious and wonderful memories of you and your beautiful family. You live on in our hearts, dear cousin. Love, Kathy"
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