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Edison Francis Phillippi

Edison Francis Phillippi, 85, of Uniontown, PA, passed away Thursday, May 28, 2020. He was born May 31, 1934 in Uniontown, a son of the late Edison J. and Loretta Magdalene Phillippi.

Edison served honorably in the US Navy during the Korean War and worked as an Insurance Investigator. He was a member of the American Legion, Amvets General Marshall Post 103 Hopwood, James Cochran Lodge No. 614 F&AM and the IOOF. Edison was known by his friends as “Smiling Eddy”. He loved his dogs and was an accomplished magician. Edison was dubbed a Knight of the International Brotherhood of Magicians after successfully putting on a one man, four hour, show. He belonged to the Society of American Magicians, International Guild of Prestidigitators, Hat and Wand Club and the Yogi Magic Club.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Bonnie G. (Lewellen) Phillippi, daughters, Kimberly Raibourne and husband Chris of Mesa, AZ and Christiana Crocker and husband Randy of Ellington, MO, a granddaughter, Tianna Crocker of Ellington, MO, a special cousin, David Dahl and his good friends Tammy and John.

Friends will be received in the Shell Funeral Home, Inc., 164 S. Mt. Vernon Ave., Uniontown, PA Thursday, June 4th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Interment will be held Friday, June 5th, at 11 AM at Shady Grove Cemetery, Bruceton Mills, WV.

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