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Phillip Saar

June 11, 1947 - July 14, 2017

Burial Date July 14, 2017

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Philip Saar, age 70, a lifelong resident of Taylor and a proud United States Marine, passed away Friday afternoon in the V.A. Medical Center in Wilkes Barre.
Born on June 11, 1947 and son of the late Stanley and Romayne Rafferty Saar, Philip attended the former Taylor-Moosic High School. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp. in 1966 before entering the Vietnam War. Upon Honorable Discharge from the service, he raised his family while working for Conrail Consolidated Rail Corp., prior to his retirement.
He loved his Harley Davidson, riding every opportunity he had. He was also an active member of the Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter of the Friends of the Forgotten. He was awarded first place in marksmanship from the Black Sheep Squadron Local #192. He lived for his kids and his grandchildren who will forever miss him.
He is survived by four adoring children, Eric Saar of Taylor, Rhea Marianelli and husband Robert of Old Forge, Phillippe (P.J.) Kilvitis and husband Robert (Bob) of Taylor and Helen Saar of Scranton; siblings, Stanley Saar, CA., Mary Kovaleski, FL., Margaret Wandell, TX., and Phyllis Johnson, Scranton.; eight beloved grandchildren; a former wife, Margit Saar of Scranton and nieces and nephews.
An infant brother, James Saar, also preceded him in death.
His family wishes to acknowledge and thank the entire staffs of the V.A. Medical Center’s S.P.U. and Hospice, as well as Dr. Robert Paulino, for the amazing care collectively given to Phil while he was under their care.
Final military rites and interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Arrangements, Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.