Philip D. Wetherbee, 65

Jun 14, 2018 by

Published in the June 15, 2018 edition

HAMPTON, N.H. — Philip D. “Phil” Wetherbee, 65, of Hampton, N.H., died suddenly on Saturday, June 2, 2018 at his home.

Phil was born on August 20, 1952 in Melrose, one of three children of the late Alfred and Elizabeth (Churchey) Wetherbee.

Phil grew up in Melrose and graduated from Melrose High School in 1970, where he excelled in sports, particularly, wrestling and soccer. He attended Northeastern University, and finished his education at Calhoon MEBA Engineering School in Maryland.

After graduation, Phil became an engineer on a ship. He truly loved his time in the Merchant Marines, as it took him across the world. His favorite places were Africa and Thailand.

After a number of years as a Merchant Mariner, Phil decided it best to stay a little closer to home to help raise his young family. He became an electronic component salesman, and through his hard work, became a well respected member of his industry.

Family was most important to Phil, and he would do anything and everything he could for them. He was active in his children’s lives, never missing a school function or sporting event. And speaking of sports, Phil loved sports, so much so, that he coached numerous teams over the years, including teams his children were on.

Outside of family, Phil enjoyed reading thrillers and mysteries, listening to his favorite music, traveling, cooking breakfast, spending time with his English Bulldog, Max, and watching his Boston sports teams.

While Phil has left his family far too soon, the memories that were made, his kindness, generosity, and sense of humor will live on in those he touched while he was here.

Phil is the devoted father of Ian D. Wetherbee of Newton, and Devin R. Wetherbee of Byfield. Loving brother of Alison L. Marcotti and her late husband Doug of Melrose, and Debra G. Schille and her husband Paul of Melrose. Proud grandfather of John Joseph Gamache. Also survived by many loving nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends gathered in honor and remembrance of Phil’s life during visiting hours at the Robinson Funeral Home, 809 Main St., Melrose on Wednesday, June 13.

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