Monday, 28 April 2014 11:19

Mark S. Phillips

GREENFIELD CENTER — Mark S. Phillips, 82, passed away Sunday, April 20 at Saratoga Springs Hospital after a long illness.

Born on August 29, 1961 in Albany, he was the son of Dr. Fred and Norma (Burns) Phillips. Mark was a 1979 graduate of Saratoga High School and continued his education at Paul Smith’s College in Brighton, where he graduated in 1982.

He went on to be a chef at several area restaurants before opening his own in 1995, The Cinnamon Tree Restaurant. Most recently he became the executive chef at Prestwick Chase.

Mark was a certified scuba diver, enjoyed skiing and hiking in the Adirondacks, cooking for his family, and summer vacations with his children in Ocean City, Maryland. He was an avid Red Sox and Vikings fan, and loved all types of music. His most enjoyable times were spent with his four children.

In addition to his parents, Mark is survived by his loving children, Sean Phillips of Albany, Craig (Mahy) Phillips of Arlington, Virginia, and their mother, Mimi Moran Phillips of Saratoga; Emily Phillips and Jake Phillips of Niskayuna, and their mother Stacey Tannatta Phillips of Niskayuna; grandmother, Agnes Burns of Bovina Center; brothers, Paul (Maria) Phillips of Spring Branch, Texas and John (Kitty) Phillips of Jamesville; sister, Nancy Phillips (Christopher) Sutter of Fremont, Ohio, and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on May 10 at 10:30 a.m. at the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church on 175 Fifth Ave.

Donations in Mark’s memory can be made to the Joan Nicole Prince Home, 22 Glenview Dr., Scotia, NY 12302 or the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Arrangements are under the direction of William J. Burke & Sons/ Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes of 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

Online remembrances may be made at burkefuneralhome.com. 

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