Philip Fintan Deaver Jr., author and educator, died April 29, 2018, after a long illness.
Phil’s life will be celebrated in his hometown of Tuscola, on Saturday, May 19, with a visitation at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. at the Hilligoss Shrader Funeral Home, followed by a luncheon at Flesor’s Candy Kitchen. A memorial service was also held at Rollins College on May 8. He will be buried in a private service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Urban Think Foundation (urbanthinkfoundation.org) and its Deaver Memorial Fund, which will provide supplemental support for deserving creative writers, particularly those with ties to Central Florida or Central Illinois.