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December 6, 1946 - August 18, 2022
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Phillip (Phil) Urban, age 75, a lifelong resident of Old Forge, passed away unexpectedly at home on Thursday evening.
Born on August 6, 1947, Phil was the beloved son of Margaret (Hall) Urban of Old Forge and the late Walter Urban. Raised in Old Forge, he was a 1965 graduate of the former Northeast High School before serving in the U.S. Army Reserves.
An electrician by trade, Phil ultimately became the go-to call for an electrician for the residents of the Old Forge Borough and beyond. He worked as an electrician for Mayflower in Jessup before working for the past three decades independently. Fair and honest, one would immediately know he had your best interest at heart.
Phil was so much more than his trade. A longtime classic Porsche owner, he loved cruising to car shows while forging countless friendships at these shows throughout the years. He loved boating at Harvey’s Lake and a longtime tennis fan, he both played and spectated. Above all else came his family. He was a dedicated dad, caregiving son, faithful companion, adoring “papa” and loving brother.
Phil lived a selfless life. He always ensured others came before him. Leaving a gaping hole in the hearts all of who loved him, he will certainly never be forgotten.
He is survived by loving family including his mother, Margaret Urban of Old Forge; his fiancé, Patricia Verdine of Harvey’s Lake; his children, Michael Urban and wife Mia of Stoneham, MA and Nicole Urban of Meshoppen; Pat’s children whom Phil considered like his own, Scott Verdine and wife Marlene of Shavertown and Jennifer Verdine of Harvey’s Lake; adored grandchildren, Frankie, Max, Cooper and Jude; his sisters, Rosemary Urban of Dunmore and Peggy Schwab and husband Tony of Warwick Twp.; nieces, Heidi, Jackie and Carolyn Schwab; and countless extended family and dear friends.
On Wednesday, a celebration of Phil’s Life will begin with a 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM viewing for family and friends to pay their respects at the Thomas P. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 517 North Main Street, Old Forge.
Funeral services will begin at noon from the funeral home with procession to a 1:00 PM Mass of Christian Burial at Divine Mercy Parish, 312 Davis Street in Scranton, to be celebrated by Rev. Francis Pauselli, Pastor. Burial will be at Marcy Cemetery in Duryea.