Philip E. Rash

Philip E. Rash, 76, of Fort Wayne, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Thursday, Jan. 8, 2009, at Bethlehem Woods Rehabilitation Center in Fort Wayne.

Mr. Rash was an employment specialist with the State of Indiana and had previously been employed with Mutual Security Life for 11 years.

He was born June 10, 1932, in Van Wert, OH.

Survivors include his wife Carol Rash, of Avilla; stepchildren, Randy (Virginia) Dickerhoof, of Kendallville; Ronda (Peter) Strubhar, of Arizona; and Robin Sanchez and Ron Dickerhoof, both of Fort Wayne; a brother, John (Mildred) Rash, of Huntington; sisters, Leah Teeple, of Craigville; Marie Whetsel, of Dunkirk; Helen (Dorsey) Boise, of Portland; and Laura Stephen, of Fort Wayne.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 12, 2009 at D.O. McComb & Sons Covington Knolls Funeral Home, Fort Wayne, with Rev. Brad McGuire officiating. Burial was at Covington Memorial Gardens, Fort Wayne.

Preferred memorials are gifts to Aboite Baptist Church.