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In Memory

Phillip Macioce

Phillip Macioce


I am writing you today (February 24, 2017) about Phil. Phil passed this morning at 12:10. Phil found out the beginning of December that he had pancreatic cancer. He did 2 treatments of chemo, in and out of hospital 2 times because of different side affects, and decided no more chemo. At the end he did not want to be a burden and went to a place that was run by Family Hospice. He died pain free and in peace. I have to laugh because I kept telling him that he was going somewhere that was more beautiful than Wyoming! 


Please pass this information about Phil to anyone that you think would like to know.


Thank you,


Caroline Freiland




Age 74, of Mt. Lebanon, formerly of Penn Hills, peacefully passed away on Friday, February 24, 2017. Beloved husband of the late Carol A.; father of Phillip (Eileen), Damon (Joelle) and Justin (Kristine); grandfather of Adeline, Andrew and Lexie Macioce; loving companion of Caroline Freiland; brother of Antoinette Smith, Joann Breen, Joseph and Thomas Macioce; son of the late Joseph and Adeline Macioce.


Phil lived his life using his hands in the service of others. From fixing thousands of copiers in decades of service for Xerox, to fixing anything and everything for family members and friends, and also capturing key family moments with his camera, he was seemingly everywhere there was a need. His energy spilled into other areas such as sports and wood working. He played most every sport but had a special love for baseball, both playing it and coaching his sons for several years. He also loved the outdoors, camping and fishing. Simply put Phil Macioce lived his life solely for others his passing will leave a great void in the hearts of many.


In lieu of flowers please acknowledge contributions to The National Pancreas Foundation and mail it to 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Suite 700, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. Friends received in the WILLIAM F. GROSS FUNERAL HOME, LTD., 11735 Frankstown Road (at Rodi Road), Penn Hills on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral prayers Monday 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Gerard Majella Church, 11 a.m.

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02/25/17 12:07 PM #5    

Charles Carder

One of the nicest guys I've had the pleasure of knowing; Phil and his girlfriend sat with us at the last class reunion; I am sitting here all choked up! What I'll remember most about Phil is his happy smile! Rest in peace my good buddy!! 

02/25/17 12:36 PM #6    

Ronald Laufer

remembering good times with Phil during our school days  and even in last several reunions R.I.P. my friend  ron woody laufer

02/25/17 03:04 PM #7    

Charles Carder

Phil, I would be remissed if I didnot call you icoicam, your buddy redrac! 

02/25/17 04:24 PM #8    

Patricia Seibel (Noone)

I am so sorry to hear that Phil has passed away. I last saw him at our "50" th reunion. Phil was always so kind and treated everyone as a friend. My prayers go out to his family and all who loved him. Rest easy, Phil. God has gained another angel.

02/25/17 07:02 PM #9    

Kenneth Watson

Growing up playing Baseballl on the various leagues thru Senior High, Phil was always there on a team. Was disappointed that never got to say "Hi" to Phil at our 55th reunion, along with many other classmates, due to our tardy arrival. Truely a great person that always had a "smile" on his face at all times. You will be missed by so many that knew you . RIP my fellow friend and God be with you.  Ken Watson



02/26/17 06:33 PM #10    

Linda Forman (Blank)

 Dear Caroline,

I'm so sorry to hear Phil passed away. Phil and I were classmates from fourth grade at Wm. McKinley.

I will always treasure memories of Phil's kindness and thoughtfulness. I extend my sincerest

sympathy to you, Caroline and to Phil's family. It is my prayer God brings you all comfort,

strength and peace. God Bless. Linda(Forman) Blankl

02/28/17 01:31 AM #11    

Joseph Frank

I was so sorry to hear about Phils passing.  He was one of the nicest and friendliest guys I got to know at Penn Hills. Always fun with a quick smile and a hearty, contagious laugh.  Rest In Peace Phil and God Bless You.  Joe Frank


02/28/17 03:23 PM #12    

William Gaw

Caroline, all these wonderful testimonies to a great guy only validates what loving memories he created with so many friends. Phil's smile will endure. 

02/28/17 06:06 PM #13    

Ward "Pete" Boyles

I met Phil and Don Stoner in the first grade at Wm Mckinley school   Both of the best guys. Played ball with Phil .. He truly was as the others have said ... a very kind good man ...it's all any of us can hope for ... forever young

03/01/17 10:49 AM #14    

Susan Simler

Fly with the angels, Phil.

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