FORT FAIRFIELD – Philip W. Chambers, 64, husband of Arlene M. (St. Peter) Chambers, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2013, at a Presque Isle health care facility, after an extended illness. He was born Jan. 30, 1949, in Fort Fairfield, son of Louis L. and Matteen K. (Farley) Chambers.
Philip was a graduate of the Fort Fairfield High School, class of 1967 and went on to serve his country with the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War. He had been employed as an accountant with Defense Finance and Accounting Services, Limestone, for many years and enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing, however his greatest joy was his grandchildren. Mr. Chambers was also a member of American Legion, Walter-Lovely Post No. 27, Fort Fairfield.
In addition to his parents, Philip was predeceased by three brothers, George L., Ronald E. and Carl E. Chambers; and four sisters, Daisy Monson, Betty Michaud, Molly Clark and Patricia Sebastian. He is survived by his wife, Arlene of Fort Fairfield; one son, Edward W. Chambers of Fort Fairfield; one daughter, Tina Roderick and husband, Les, of Anchorage, Alaska; three stepdaughters, Lisa Longley and Jenny Belanger, both of Caribou, and Tanya Stubbs of Connor; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger C. and Clara Chambers of Hollis Center, Edward N. and Carol Chambers of Atlanta, Ga., and Terry L. and Cecile Chambers of Lyman; one sister, Norma Ciesielski of Biddeford; five grandchildren, Jenna Chambers of Presque Isle, Philip Thompson of Fort Fairfield, Hanna and Christian McKenney, Sydney Roderick, all of Anchorage, Alaska; best friend Bob Burns of Fort Fairfield; numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Friday, March 29, and 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral service 11 a.m. Saturday, March 30, at Giberson-Dorsey Funeral Home, 144 Main St., Fort Fairfield, with Rodney Chambers officiating. A time of continued fellowship will be held after the service at Veterans of Foreign Wars Paul Lockhart Post No. 6187, Presque Isle Street, Fort Fairfield. Interment will take place later in the spring at Riverside Cemetery, Fort Fairfield. Those who wish may contribute in memory of Philip to C-A-N-C-E-R, P.O. Box 811, Presque Isle, ME 04769. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.gibersondorseyfuneralhome.com.