Remembering Bill Phillips
Long-time CHAMPS member and former president William H. (Bill) Phillips died on December 31 after suffering a stroke the week before.
Bill operated a financial management office on the Hill for a number of years. His clients tended to be senior citizens who Bill helped with retirement fund management.
Bill was dedicated to the neighborhood, and active in many ways. He was a driving force behind Friends of Garfield Park, managing and improving the park for the community, even though the facility is owned by the DC government. He was involved in CHAMPS for a number of years, including serving as president from 2009 to 2011. He was also a member of the boards of the Capitol Hill Community Foundation (where he was secretary) and Celebrate Capitol Hill (where he was treasurer). His contributions to the neighborhood won him a Community Achievement Award from the Community Foundation in 2013.
The wake for Bill Phillips will be 5 to 8 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church on Thursday, Jan 5, with an additional hour for visitation from 9 to 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 6. Funeral service will follow at 10 a.m. on Friday, the 6th, at St. Peter’s Catholic Church. The burial, to follow the funeral Mass, will be in the Christian Brothers cemetery with a possible reception in St. Peter’s church hall around 2pm.