Obit — Phillip W. Wirth |

Obit — Phillip W. Wirth

Graveside committal service of cremains will be conducted Jan. 28 for Phillip W. Wirth, who died Jan. 20, 2003, at Santa Rosa, Calif. He was 86.

Mr. Wirth was born Dec. 15, 1916, at Chicago, Ill., and was a resident of South Lake Tahoe from 1976 to 1996. He was a veteran and served in the U.S. Army from June to November 1945. He worked as a printer for 29 years with the San Francisco Printing Company, the company that prints the San Francisco Examiner and San Francisco Chronicle. He retired in 1976 and moved to South Lake Tahoe. Mr. Wirth was a 53-year member of the Benevolent and Paternal Order of the Elks. He was a charter member of the Big Bear Elks Lodge, then a member in Marin County and a member of Elks Lodge No. 2094 at South Lake Tahoe for 20 years. He was a longtime member of the Methodist Church, a member of American Legion Post No. 795 at South Lake Tahoe and was very active in the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.

He is survived by his wife, Edith M. Wirth of Windsor, Calif.; stepson, Robert A. Pierce of Santa Rosa; grandchildren, Valerie Kathryn Pierce and Robert Allen Pierce Jr., both of Santa Rosa; great-grandson, Darwin Steven Knaggs III; niece, Nancy Wirth of Menlo Park, Calif.; and nephew, Wayne Wirth.

Graveside committal service of cremains will begin at 11 a.m. Jan. 28 at Shiloh District Cemetery, Windsor, Calif., with Chaplain Paul Firetag of Heartland Hospice officiating.

Memorials may be made to Diabetes Association of Sonora County, 2777 Cleveland Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95403 or Alzheimer’s Association, 50 Old Courthouse Square, Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Daniels Chapel of the Rose, 1225 Sonoma Ave., Santa Rosa, CA 95405.

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