It is with tremendous sadness that we announce NOVAC has lost one of our most beloved members and shining stars of our club due to heart failure on March 10, 2015.

Phil has been a NOVAC member since 2002, in that time he has done so much to carry the torch for the club in many roles from Board Member to being President multiple times.

Like the truly exceptional person he was, Phil always made time for everyone, regardless of his other responsibilities, and helped us all feel special within our NOVAC community. His leadership, kindness, gentle humor, and miraculous information technology talents helped to make NOVAC what it is today: an amazing organization filled with people dedicated to helping everyone enjoy the wonders of the night sky.

He talked about the Almost Heaven Star Party many times as “this is what being in a club is all about!” As Bob Parks said he was quick to volunteer for the star party early on and when it was time he took up leading and making it a premier event to attend. The combination of TMI and an astronomy event lead by Phil was the perfect storm!

Here is Phil’s Obituary posted by his family.

NOVAC and AHSP Staff