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home : obituaries : obituaries   July 27, 2015

11/24/2012 5:31:00 AM
Philip Terrando
NT Staff

Philip J. Terrando, 52, of Houston, Texas, formerly of Oglesby, died Nov. 19, 2012, in Memorial Herman Hospital, Houston, Texas.

A private family celebration of life was held today in Houston.

Phil was born March 10, 1960, in La Salle, the youngest of six children born to Florence V. and Joseph A. Terrando, both of whom preceded him in death.

He was a graduate of La Salle-Peru Township High School and Illinois Valley Community College, moving to Houston, Texas in the summer of 1981 where he worked at Baker Sand Control for more than 27 years. Phil retired from BHI in 2008, moving to Bermad, Inc.’s shipping/receiving department.

Phil was a dedicated father to his son, Anthony, and was so proud of the man that Anthony had become; he was also a loving husband, brother, uncle, and friend to those whose lives he touched.

Phil idolized Dr. J., Michael Jordan and Joe Namath, and spent a great deal of time on the basketball court himself. Phil loved Rolling Stones music. He became a walking, talking encyclopedia for all things Mick, Keith, Charlie, and Ronnie! Phil was the owner of countless albums, CDs, DVDs, and pieces of Stones memorabilia, and attended Stones’ concerts with family and friends all over the country and even went to London with good family friend, John Farneti, Jr. to see his boys perform.

Phil and Anthony enjoyed cycling together, and Phil would ride the local bike trails while Karen walked along. Phil and Karen purchased some property near Livingston, Texas, and spent countless hours there talking, fishing, and enjoying the peaceful country life.
Survivors are his wife, Karen; his son, Anthony W. Terrando; stepdaughter, Sarah Jones; and his five siblings: Stephen of La Salle, Jane of Cypress, Texas, Mary of Woodbine, Ga., Tom of Sugar Land, Texas and Julie of Indianapolis, Ind.  He is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews, and many friends and extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, the City Wide Club of Clubs, or BikeHouston.

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