John P. Phillips, age 61 and a resident of Lorain, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019, at Lake Pointe Health Center, Lorain, following an eighteen month illness.


John was born April 12, 1958, in Paterson, New Jersey, to the late John and Martha (nee Slavik) Phillips.  He was a 1976 graduate of Lorain High School.  Throughout his life John was employed as a machinist at various factories in Lorain County.  A musician, John played the guitar and violin and was a member of the former band Yesterday’s Papers. 


He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous and Recovery Souls, a motorcycle club with members from Alcoholics Anonymous.


Survivors include his son Joshua Phillips of Tennessee, daughter Brittany (Jacob Horchler) Phillips of Tennessee, and his sister Margaret Phillips of Elyria.


There will be no service or visitation.


Arrangements entrusted to the Andras Crematory & Funeral Home, Lorain.