Phillip Blackstone
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Phillip Blackstone

Tuesday, November 14th, 1944 - Tuesday, January 7th, 2020


Phillip E. Blackstone,75, passed away Tuesday evening January 7th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady surrounded by his family.

Born in Garrett, Indiana, Phillip was the son of the late Virginia (Peters) Crone and the late Gerald and Mary (Cary) Blackstone.

A graduate of Mohonasen High School in 1963, Phillip joined the United States Air Force and served during the Vietnam War. Phillip was the owner and a real estate broker for Gallet Realty in Rotterdam for over 25 years. He was a member of the Rotterdam Elks, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the NYS Board of Realtors and enjoyed his trips to the casinos. Phillip was passionate about sports, whether he was coaching or attending his children’s or grandchildren’s games. He was also an avid Syracuse Orangeman and NY Yankees fan.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judith A. (Aussiker) Blackstone, his children, Christopher M. Blackstone (Jennifer) of Charlotte, NC and Kathleen M. Hooker (Nick) of Rotterdam, his grandchildren, Natalie, Jacob and Chase Blackstone, brother’s, Gerald Blackstone (Terry) of Rotterdam and Mark Blackstone (Arlene DeSiena) of Guilderland ,sisters, Cheryl Alexander of Rotterdam and Vicki Nichols of Ft. Wayne, IN. as well as many niece and nephews and his devoted canine companion Lily.

A celebration of Phillip’s life will be held on Saturday January 11th at 12 noon at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Saturday from 10 to 12 noon prior to the service.
Interment with Military Honors will follow in Memory Gardens in Colonie, NY.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Phillip’s memory to St Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or to a Veterans Charity of your Choice.

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020
    10:00am - 12:00pm
  • Service

    Saturday, January 11th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
    Saturday, January 11th, 2020
    A Celebration of Phillip's Life
  • Interment

    Memory's Garden
    Watervliet Shaker Road
    Colonie, NY
    With Military Honors

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Samuel Clements

Sam & Jeanne Clements
Judy, so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. We were unable to make the services, but wanted you to know how fondly we remember Phil and the days when our kids played Little League. We probably had more fun than they did. Sending our thoughts and condolences to you and your family.
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Grant and Sandy Ward

Judy and family, so sorry to hear about Phil's passing. Have not seen him much since our kids grew up, but still considered him a great friend. Many awesome memories, way back to ssurveying together in 1970, coaching, Rhode Island trip, and of the CASINO trips. Many many great memorories. He will be missed
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With our sincere sympathy, Jeannie &Ray Kolarsey
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Sorry for your loss. Phil was a great guy and I’m gonna miss talking to him about softball. I can see Phil and Paul Up in heaven talking softball and cheering on there granddaughters. He will be missed.
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