Carl Phillps - WWII veteran celebrates 101st birthday at RiverWoods

Carl Phillips, a resident at RiverWoods Senior Living Community, is a World War II veteran who celebrated his 101st birthday on June 4, 2019.

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- A World War II veteran from RiverWoods Senior Living Community celebrated his 101st birthday on June 4, 2019.  Carl Phillips was born in Wesleyville, Pennsylvania and married Jeanne Phillips, who passed away two years ago.  He has four children, Jan Henry of Vermont, Jack Phillips of New York, Mert Phillips of Florida and Carla Shreck of Watsontown, who is deceased.  Phillips also has multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren. 

He celebrated his birthday at RiverWoods with his daughter Jan, who said her father was a “Seabee” in the Navy during World War II, which was the Construction Battalion.  After the war, Phillips worked as an RV repairman until his retirement. He has lived at RiverWoods since May of 2015. Phillips enjoys bible study and going to church, listening to music, watching musical performers, taking walks on campus, reading and playing on his computer.  

RiverWoods Senior Living Community is owned and operated by Albright Care Services, a faith-based non-profit corporation that serves all of central Pennsylvania. Albright also owns and operates Normandie Ridge Senior Living Community in York; Living Independently For Elders (LIFE) sites in Williamsport, Lebanon and Lancaster; and manages Warrior Run Manor, a HUD-approved housing complex in Watsontown. For more information on Albright, visit www.albrightcare.org.