Meadville Tribune

July 28, 2013

Philip G. Courtney

Meadville Tribune

GREENVILLE — Philip G. Courtney, 63, of 190 W. Jamestown Road, Greenville, passed away at 7:19 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2013, at UPMC Horizon Greenville after an extended illness.

He was born in Meadville on June 29, 1950, a son of Charles Walter and Frances R. Slezak Courtney.

He was a 1967 graduate of Conneaut Lake High School and had attended Edinboro University.

He worked with the carpenter crew for 30 years at the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad in Greenville.

He was of the Protestant faith.

He had served for many years on the Credit Council of the Bessemer Credit Union in Greenville. He was an avid bowler, and had bowled in a league at the former Z & Z Lanes, Greenville. He was a pet lover, especially cats, and he enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading science fiction books.

Survivors include his stepmother, Betty Christie of Adamsville; four brothers, Raymond J. Courtney and his wife, Linda, of Warner Robbins, Ga., Douglas A. Smith and his wife, Tonya, of Conneaut Lake, Lee J. Courtney and his fiancée, Sharon White, of Greenville, and Robb C. Courtney and his wife, Barbara, of Greenville; a sister, Darcie Best and her husband, Randy, of Greenville; and many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Deborah A. Smith.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville.

The funeral and committal service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. David Cox, pastor of First Baptist Church, Greenville, officiating.

Burial will be private.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Strayhaven Animal Shelter, 94 Donation Road, Greenville, Pa. 16125.

Visitors may sign the online guest book and view a video tribute at