MATTOON – Philip D. Age, age 51, of Mattoon, passed away at 11:40 a.m., Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
A memorial service honoring his life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 8, 2007 at the First Christian Church in Charleston with Reverend Michael Southard officiating. There will be no visitation. Mitchell-Jerdan Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Phil was born in Louisville, Kentucky on March 14, 1950, the son of Alton and Lola May (Hume) Age. He married Jill Pospisil on January 22, 1977 at the Chapman College Chapel in Orange, CA. She survives. Other survivors include his mother, Lola May Age of Santee, CA; his children, Justin G. Age and wife Damaris of Mattoon, and Andrew Age of Mattoon; and one brother, Barry Age of Santee, CA. He was preceded in death by his father, and one brother, Stephen Age.
After graduating from Long Beach State in California, Phil joined the Disney organization in the creative entertainment field at Disneyland California. He then started his graphic arts teaching career at San Dieguito in Encinitas, California. He developed a passion for teaching graphic arts and the new technology within the field. This passion led him to complete his doctorate degree at Illinois State University in Curriculum and Instruction. Phil’s career spanned 30 years of teaching from the high school level to the graduate level. The last seven years of his long career were spent at Eastern Illinois University. The culmination of his time at Eastern Illinois University, was spent developing a curriculum program integrating industry into education. Phil published numerous articles in the field of printing. He was the National Chairman for the PrintEd National Accreditation Program and continued to be involved in numerous other organizations in his field. He was the founder and advisor for the Eastern Illinois Technical Association for Graphic Arts (TAGA) student chapter.
Phil enjoyed spending his free time with family and was an avid golfer. To light a virtual candle or share a memory with the family, please visit www.mitchell-jerdan.com.
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