RE: [Chrysler300] Phil Irish
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RE: [Chrysler300] Phil Irish

Have to join in this , not only because of what a great guy Phil was, but also Rob’s comment.


I married Bonnie Staley at Albany Country Club, fall of 67; her father Ellis , of Loudonville, was a NY Appellate Court Justice, which in NY is a final appeals court , above the state supreme court.


Nelson came ,  I believe with the 300C, or we talked about it..somehow became aware he knew all about them. . (I was kind of busy! 250 republicans!) .


One day, --I mean  they might even let this Boston/ Cambridge democrat and his Woodstock / folk music / Rolling Stones type friends back into NY state. The Country Club probably has been rebuilt by now….place went really crazy..


All the Appellate Justices were standing together,  saying = “what is that smell?”     ( well, now--- that is Cambridge grass, right from Harvard square……where I met Bonnie..she one of the Design Research sales girls, Merimekko mini skirts, all that stuff) .)  


Let’s hope Nelson and Phil share a laugh about this…


Such a small world….






From: Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:Chrysler300@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 'Rob Kern' robkern@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 7:56 PM
To: Keith Boonstra; Tony Rinaldi
Cc: Bob Merritt; Chrysler 300 List
Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Phil Irish


I enjoyed Phil immensely and his passion for the Navy and his taste in classic cars.  I grew up 7 miles from where Phil was raised and we shared many  fond memories of the Albany Capital District from the view of children growing up in the land of another Chrysler 300C enthusiast...Governor Nelson Rockefeller.  I will miss many a chuckle and technical conversations we had.  My thoughts and prayers are with his family.  Rob Kern


From: Keith Boonstra kboonstra@xxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300]

Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 3:24 PM

To: Tony Rinaldi

Cc: Bob Merritt ; Chrysler 300 List

Subject: Re: [Chrysler300] Phil Irish



I had trouble opening the link to Phil's obituary. This one worked better for me:



Keith Boonstra




On Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 1:49 PM, Tony Rinaldi awrdoc@xxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


Phil was a class guy who was a "White Hat Special."



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On Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 1:17 PM, 'Bob Merritt' bob@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [Chrysler300] <Chrysler300-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


I received word today that Phil Irish passed away.


You can read his obituary here



Phil attended many meets and was quite active in the club.


I will remember him for his B, for his enthusiasm, and his handle bar moustache.


A genuinely nice fellow.





Posted by: "John Grady" <jkg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

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