HELPER - Phillip Vea was born on Nov. 9, 1916. He died on Nov. 4, 2009, just five days shy of his 93rd birthday. He was born in Logan, W.Va to Pasqual (Charlie), Vea and Maria Teresa (Pinelli), Pinarelli. Both parents immigrated to the United States from Italy where they started their family. Together they had six children, Angie, Joe, Phillip, John, Teresa and Rosie.
Phillip lived in Carbon County his whole life where he accomplished a lot of things with only a third grade education. He was a farmer and a coal miner for over 27 years.
He married the love of his life Pauline Kissell. They were married for 55 years. Together they ran The Blue Cut Service Station. In 1952 he started his own business, Phillip's Appliance and Sporting Goods.
He was a life long member of the Catholic Church. He was a member of UMWA. He loved hunting, fishing and planting his garden which he shared with many people in Carbon County and elsewhere. He loved giving his vegetables away.
He was the Grand Marshall in the Spring Glen Days Parade in 2008. He was very proud of this and all his accomplishments.
He had 10 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren who loved him very much.
I admire my dad for where he went with his life and all the things he taught me. I will miss him. Love, His Daughter Janice.
I would like to thank Jennifer Burdis, Donna Davis, Kylle Stream, Tisa Pendergrass, Mikett Konakis and her sons Mathew, Tyler and Dusting for the care and compassion they gave my dad.
Funeral Mass was held, Monday, Nov. 9, 2009, 10 a.m. St. Anthony Catholic Church in Helper. Vigil service, Sunday evening 7 p.m. Mitchell Funeral Home. Family will be at Mitchell's Sunday and Monday one hour prior to service. Entombment, Price City Cemetery, Price.