Date of Death: October 12, 2020

Service Details

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Peek Cemetery with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Obituary Notice

Philip Brian Furlong, 75, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, October 12, 2020, at his home.

Philip was born February 16, 1945 in Pontiac, MI, the son of Carl and Lavina (Wohlfert) Furlong.

He served his country in the United States Army from 1964-67, and worked for 33 years at General Motors.

He volunteered at the Three Rivers Fire Department for more than 10 years, and had a passion for classic cars.

On November 21, 1970, he married Donna Jean Hoyt, who survives him. Also remaining to cherish his memory are a son, Mike (Louise) Furlong; a daughter, Karen (Tim Schuring) Furlong; and four grandchildren, Cierra, Dawson, Abigail and Brooklyn.

Additional Information

Memorial donations in Philip’s memory may be directed to the charity of one’s choice.

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  1. My condolences to you Donna and your family. I knew you and Phil back when Lorie and I were good friends, when we were in high school, I have lost track of her but please give Lorie my condolences too. Sending prayers to all.

  2. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Phil, my cousin, was having medical issues last time I saw him. I didn’t realize until now that he was two years older than me. Before laurie was born I stayed with them every summer for a few days and remember Phil and I always drying dishes together.
    My prayers are with you. Jane Crittenden judy

  3. Prayers and blessings of Gods strength to Donna, Mike, Karen and grand children on the loss of your husband, father and grand father..
    Phillip is my cousin. Edna Wheeler is my mother. The baby sister to Philips mom, my aunt Levi. I am the oldest daughter, the black sheep who moved to British Columbia. . I want you to know, I am praying for all of you, Phillip is just a whisper away, he will always be in your hearts.
    Love, cousin sheila

  4. Phil was a dear cousin and while heaven has gained a gentle soul, earth will miss his presence. I fondly remember the times our families spent together at our homes in Grand Rapids and Three Rivers. On one of those visits he helped my late husband Tony fix a light fixture in the basement. It is working still and to this day I often still think of Phil when I pull the chain! Donna, Mike and Karen I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.

  5. Condolences to Donna and their family. Phil had a great influence on my children when we entrusted Donna and him to care for them when they were young. He always greeted them with a smile and you could tell he cared for them. Mike was always willing to help with anything that need done. I will be praying for the family as they are dealing with the loss of a great man.

  6. Phil and I were friends in high school and to my great surprise I encountered him when we were both in Vietnam. I worked with him at General Motors and we shared a love of classic cars. I still own the 1967 Pontiac Firebird that Phil purchased new when he got home from Vietnam. I will miss his quick wit and smile at the car shows we both enjoyed Sincerest condolences to his family!

  7. My sincere condolences to Donna, Mike, Karen and the grandkids. Phil was a good guy and could already be counted on at the fire department for anything that needed to be done. He was a good neighbor too and I always looked forward to his quick smile and laugh. Godspeed Phil.

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