PHILIP S. DAY
Philip S. Day of Naples, Florida, Chevy Chase, Maryland and Castine, Maine, died unexpectedly on November 21, 2012. He is predeceased by his parents Joseph P. Day, Pauline L. Day, his sister Mary Anne Knuble and his brother Joseph P. Day, Jr. He is survived by his siblings Barbara Ann Murphy (Naples, Florida), James M. Day and his wife Leila B. Day (Castine, Maine) and Dennis O. Day (Trenton, Maine).
He was born October 5, 1933 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine in 1955 and received his law degree from St. Mary's University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas. Over a period of 5 years he travelled throughout Europe attending the Universities of Heidelberg, Madrid and the Sorbonne in Paris studying languages and comparative law. Returning to the United States in 1964 he worked for IBM and for the international law firm, Baker and MacKenzie in Washington, DC. In 1968 he began his own law practice in Washington DC, retiring in 1993.
He loved to travel and did so extensively. Tennis was a passion and through the sport he made many lasting friendships. Philip will always be remembered by his smile and his wonderful laugh and he could liven any conversation through the use of one of the 4 languages he spoke fluently. He had a very strong bond to each of his siblings and cousins and always carried with him those life lessons learned in South Brewer, Maine.
For those who wish to make donations, the family suggests that donations be made in Philip's name to a chapter of the American Cancer Society in your area. Visiting hours will be from 2 to 4 p.m. at Joseph Gawler & Sons, 5130 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Interment will be in Maine with a memorial service to be held early summer 2013 in Castine, Maine.