In Memory

Phil Ober

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01/01/19 11:21 AM #1    

Carl Rose

Good friend and fraternity brother at Wayne State.  A really good guy, and while I didn't see much of him since college days, I remember lots of good times and stories from "back in the day."  Phil was doing some photography for the US Equipment company back around 1961-2 and knew of my interest in unlimited hydroplane racing.  He took me over to the shop and introduced me to Roy Duby, the crew chief on the Miss US V and the Miss US I, two of the fastest hydroplanes of their day.  I ended up working in the shop of the Miss US V and became a crew member touring with the boat in 1962. Phil and I used to run around town in his Nash Metropolitan convertible, and it was funny, because he wanted to drive with the top down mostly because he was so tall and his head would actually be higher than the windsheild.  Top down meant more head room.

RIP bro'



01/01/19 12:49 PM #2    

Tom Kuhn (Thomas Kuhn)

Tall Phil was a great guy - very giving and thoughtful. I think he got his height from his attractive mom.   Always made me laugh with the faces he could make. i also rode around in his yellow Nash Metropolitan.  RIP PO

01/02/19 12:28 PM #3    

Peter Gidion


 Phil was my oldest and best friends, from the beginning of high school until 12/24...So many memories, more than I can recall. Stories. More stories than I can remember. I loved Phil! With no expectations the little concert business we started turned into a monster thanx to Phil genius. I moved to LA and Phil continued on. We followed our own paths and still stayed in touch over the years  A wonderful man, a wonderful friend, a great and generous man, RIP dear friend..

And yes Tom that yellow Metropolitan, weonce drove from Detroit to Washington, DC or Atlantic City, and so many other place...can you say Sardines? To see Phil fold his tall body into that little circus car was a site to behold. 


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