In Memoriam: Philip A. Harley 1947-2009
On July 2, our beloved friend and partner passed away peacefully at home with his husband, Mark Kalend, their four year old twin daughters Sara and True, and Phil’s mother and brothers. He came home from the hospital on July 1, and had the final opportunity he so badly wanted – to be with his loved ones and say good-bye in their own home. His illness began six weeks ago, with the sudden onset of what proved to be an extraordinarily aggressive form of malignant melanoma. He fought with his usual grace and courage, but even Phil couldn’t win this last trial. We will miss him terribly, but will remember him always.
Plans for a memorial celebration of his life are pending.