In Remembrance: Philip J. F. Hendel ’54 Died on July 29 2017

Philip James Flores Hendel, age 88, died peacefully on Saturday, July 29, 2017, at the New York Presbyterian Weill-Cornell Hospital, following a brief illness.

He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years, Patricia (Patsy) Kinghorn Hendel; his daughters, Susan Fleming (David) of Weston, Connecticut, Virginia Campbell (Peter) of Shelton, Connecticut, and Katherine Norton (Laurence) of New Canaan, Connecticut; his son, James L. Hendel of North Haven, Connecticut; and seven cherished grandchildren, Elizabeth Fleming O’Connor (Ryan), Allison, Kimberly and David Fleming Jr., Alexandra and William Norton, and Hannah Daley. He was predeceased by a sister, Pastoriza Flores Hendel, in 2008.

Phil was born in New York on March 1, 1929, the son of college professors Drs. James Monroe Hendel and Pastoriza (Flores) Hendel. He grew up in Manhattan, attended Hunter College Elementary School, and Choate Rosemary Hall, where he graduated in 1947. At Choate he distinguished himself as a member of the tennis and basketball teams. He enrolled at Yale University with the Class of 1951, where he was a member of Pierson College. Phil received his BA in 1954, after joining the US Army in 1950, becoming a lieutenant and serving for three years during the Korean War.

Phil was a career-long investment manager. Soon after Yale, he joined the investment banking firm of G. H. Walker & Co., which was later acquired by White, Weld & Co. He left to join the firm of J. Bush & Co, Inc., where Phil served as vice president until his retirement in 2002.

Phil and wife Patsy loved to travel the world by cruise ship. Throughout his life, he enjoyed many good tennis and paddle tennis matches. Phil was a longtime member of the Yale Club of New York, Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut, and the Pequot Yacht Club in Southport, Connecticut.

He is deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and dear friends. Funeral arrangements were made under the direction of Frank E. Campbell—The Funeral Chapel, New York, New York.

—Submitted by the family.

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