Constituents Deceased list

Philip Anthony Bank MBA ’71 was born on July 10, 1948, in San Mateo to Walter and Irene Bank. He was raised in the Bay Area, where he lived his entire life. He loved it here and saw no reason to be anywhere else. In his early years, he attended St. Matthew’s Elementary School and St. Pius Elementary School, where he frequented the Catholic Church with his family. He attended Bellarmine College Preparatory and played football throughout his high school career, including during their 1965 undefeated season. Phil earned his bachelor’s degree at UC Berkeley and then went on to complete his MBA at SCU. After college, he worked side by side with his father at the family glass business in San Carlos. He went on to fully own and operate WJ Bank Glass Company for many years. After years of developing their one of a kind love story, Phil married the love of his life, Jill Marie Small, on May 26, 1990. Although Phil had always lived in the suburbs, he and his wife shared a strong love of the beach. Their many romantic getaways almost always included the ocean, with Phil making a point to declare their love written in the sand each time. Later in life, they enjoyed taking their children to the beach—or having the constant sound of Hawaiian music playing in the background of their home. Phil could usually be found in his favorite chair, reading a book or the newspaper. On the weekends, he was most likely cheering for his favorite Bay Area sports teams on TV or tirelessly trekking to the many sporting activities of his own children and, more recently, his grandchildren. Family was always the top priority for Phil and he loved them endlessly. He inspired his family, friends, and everyone he met with his patience, strength, courage, compassion, and easygoing attitude. Phil blessed his family with his fighting spirit and his optimism throughout his nine-year fight with cancer. He never gave up and never lost hope. A loving husband, dedicated father, generous brother, loyal friend, compassionate grandfather, and intelligent man, he passed away peacefully at his home on Oct. 26, 2018, at age 70, surrounded by family and friends. He is survived by his wife, Jill, his brother, Walter, his sister, Flora, daughters Jennifer (Larry) and Cassandra (Bradley), son Thomas, grandson Tyler, granddaughter Kate, and his best friend, Charles.

30 Jan 2019