Phillip M. Fletcher, 52, of Auburn died June 7th unexpectedly at home. He was a plumbing inspector for the City of Auburn and a longtime owner of Fletcher Plumbing. Surviving are Kelly-Yawner Fletcher, son Alex Fletcher (Molly Reed), siblings Deborah Green (David), Kathy Benedict (Tom), Eddie Fletcher (Sue) and his significant other Teresa Clark. He is predeceased by his parents Delilah M. Fletcher, (Logue) and Albert E. Fletcher, sister Annie Fletcher (Van Holtz) and his nephew Jeff Green.
Phillip was a family man. He gave up education to work in the family business of plumbing, and his legacy lives on. He was a dedicated son, brother, father, spouse, boyfriend, cousin, and everyone’s friend. He sat vigil with his father during his end of times and stayed a month straight at the hospital. His dad called him Philly and they had many years of bonding together. Walks and talks, family gatherings and the love of nature were important to Phil. He married Kelly Yawney in 1990 and they started their family. The birth of their son, Alexander Matthew, is the greatest joy of their lives. Although separated in 1995, the families remained close and continued to remain very close friends throughout life.
Along his life journey, many became ‘forever in his heart’ and were treated with love and kindness. He stayed a loving supporter of Alexandria Pickering and her son Ben. He was a Champion Power Lifter, winning State titles throughout his life. When he returned to lifting he won first place every time, and when he reached 50, he became the #7 ranked Power Lifter for his class in the world. He was a fan of SU Basketball and the Bills, and was an avid hunter and fisherman, hard working, dedicated, intelligent, loving, kind, gentle,humble and extremely funny to those that understood his sense of humor. He loved his nieces and nephews dearly.
His love of music also dominated his being: Rush, Manowar, Triumph and others are among his favorites. Because of Phil, their son has become an upstanding, wonderful man and recently opened Fletch Drain Cleaning and Property Services, Inc. with Greg Yawney.
Alex proposed to Molly Reed (Daniel & Pamela) in April of 2021 and they are planning their life together. Phil and Kelly fell in love with their future daughter-in-law the minute they met her and she instantly became part of the family.
A few years ago Phil met Teresa Clark. As his significant other they were planning to grow old together and she will be placed next to him when the time comes.
They say a man’s work can be measured in a number of ways. Phil was the kind of man who asked, “ How are You?” and he truly meant it and listened when you answered.
His life can be measured by the amount of physical, emotional and monetary support that has been provided to the family since his passing. He will be missed, but he will always be remembered in our hearts.
Rest In Peace, Phil Dogger
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM, Monday, June 14th at St. Patricks Church, Jordan, followed by a celebration of life at the Millstone Golf Course. The Rite of Committal and Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Friends may call 2-6 PM Sunday at the Bush Funeral Home, 120 E. Main St., (Rt. 5) Elbridge. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to https://gofundme/7d4275d7 Bush Funeral Home Elbridge 315-689-6116.
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