Phil was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, the son of John W. Amend and Margaret O. Amend. He graduated from the University of Notre Dame with an Electrical Engineering degree and the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University with a Masters degree in Industrial Administration. Phil is pre-deceased by his parents and his son, Peter. He is survived by his wife of 45 years Eleanor, son Daniel, daughter-in-law Priscilla and grandsons Maximilian, Alexander, and Charles, brothers John and Steve, and sister Margaret as well as numerous sisters- and brothers-in-law, over forty nieces and nephews, and many grand-nieces and nephews.
Services will be held August 24th at 11:00am at St. Justin Church, 2635 Homestead Road, Santa Clara 95051. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Hospice of the Valley or the charity of your choice