2012-09-06 / Obituaries

Phillip E. Wright Sr. Breezewood, 57

Phillip Edward Wright Sr., 57, Breezewood, previously of Dauphin, died Monday, August 27, 2012, with his wife at his side.

He was born January 12, 1955, in Chicago, Ill., a son of Eileen (Law) Wright of Crystal Spring and the late Arthur Wright.

On February 11, 2007, in Harrisburg, he married Mary J. (Gall) Esquivel Wright, who survives along with his children: Dawn Wise, Milton, Fla.; Amy Wright, Crystal Spring; Phillip E. Wright Jr., Altoona; Amanda Thompson, Robertsdale; Holly Wright, Everett; and Kylee Wright, Buffalo Mills; stepchildren: Scarlett Esquivel, Harrisburg; and Adam Esquivel, Hershey; eight grandchildren; two sisters: Carole Herd, Sapello, N.M.; and Sherry Allen, London, Ky.; eight brothers: David Wright, Posen, Ill.; Daniel Wright, Elkridge, Md.; John Wright, Shermansdale; Michael Wright, Glen Burnie, Md.; Mark Wright, Bedford; James Wright, Crystal Spring; Thomas Wright, Breezewood; and Matthew Wright, Bedford; and many loving nieces, nephews, friends and their families.

He was a member of the Fishing Creek Valley Evangelical Congregational Church in Harrisburg.

Throughout his lifetime he was a construction worker and self-employed contractor with a focus on the construction of commercial fencing until retiring. At home he enjoyed historic restoration and preservation of his own home as well as other historic buildings, and was a member of Camp Curtain Historical Society and Bedford County Historical Society. He was also a Civil War enthusiast and historian who collected antiques and was definitely a fan of muscle cars. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, he will be greatly missed for his quiet and caring ways and his great sense of humor.

Funeral services were held Friday, August 31, at 11 a.m., in the chapel at Dalla Valle Funeral Service, Everett. Pastor John Bennett officiated. Burial was at Shenk’s Cemetery, Dauphin County, on September 4, at 1 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Dalla Valle Funeral Service, PO Box 179, Everett, PA 15537 to help with funeral expenses. son ran into trouble getting identification because of her age.

The Pocono Record reported Carlson showed up at a PennDOT licensing center in Snydersville on Wednesday, but the computer would not recognize an age above 104. Instead, it kept recording her as 6 years old.

After an hour and a half, PennDOT used a workaround to get an official ID into the hands of Carlson, a lifelong Democrat who first voted for Franklin Roosevelt in 1932.

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