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Philip R. Way

January 5, 1941 ~ December 31, 2017 (age 76)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Saturday
January 6, 2018

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
901 Vine Street
West Newton, PA 15089

Funeral Service
Saturday
January 6, 2018

4:00 PM
J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc.
901 Vine Street
West Newton, PA 15089


Philip R. Way, 76, of Buena Vista, died Sunday, December 31, 2017.  He was born January 5, 1941 in McKeesport, a son of the late Harry and Jessie (Wood) Way.  Phil loved his family, square dancing, oldies, the Steelers, and classic cars.  Phil’s Auto Body was the go-to place in town until he retired. Phil was a square dance caller from the 1970’s until he went into a nursing home in 2013, where he continued to entertain his caretakers up until the end with his singing and joking.  His house was an open door throughout his life, from the pig roasts to sitting on his porch swing listening to oldies and shooting the breeze with family and friends.  Surviving are four children: Cynthia Way, Tom Way and fiancé, Lisa, Candy Briffa, and Shonna Pope and husband, Dave; seven grandchildren: Nick, Chris, Hannah, William, Elise, Lina and Thai; a sister, Jean Schmidt; a brother, Bill Way and wife, Joan; and many loving nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Doris Anderson.  Friends will be received 1-4 pm Saturday, with a service at 4 pm, at the J. William McCauley, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc. 901 Vine St. West Newton.  Special thanks to his extended family at Kane Regional and Community Life. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Kane Regional or Community Life, both McKeesport.  Condolences may be left at http://www.mccauleyfuneralhome.com

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