Philip P. Coletti, 65, of Warrensburg Road, passed away peacefully, Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Glens Falls Hospital following a brief illness.
Born January 15, 1956 in New York, NY, he was the son of the late Robert and Josephine (Coccaro) Coletti.
Growing up in East Meadow on Long Island, he enjoyed playing football for the East Meadow Jets, bowling and in 1984, he completed the Long Island Marathon.
It was at Diamond Wells and NY Water Service where he started a career in plumbing. In 1987, he moved his family to Lake George where he opened a few small businesses including Phil Coletti Plumbing and Heating which continued until his death.
Phil loved watching his daughters sporting events as well as coaching and watching the Warrensburg Football team. Phil loved being a resident of the Town of Stony Creek, helping out at the drop of a hat or “the burst of a pipe.” He participated in most annual functions including being Santa Claus at Christmas for the Stony Creek Volunteer Fire Department, helping to cook (and eat) food for Mountain Days, volunteering time, resources, and knowledge on a variety of subjects for local community organizations, and being on the town board.
Phil was an avid NY Jets fan and harbored a love/hate relationship throughout the whole NFL season. He enjoyed going bullheading at Harrisburg Lake, boating, golfing, sitting by a bonfire and just hanging out with friends new or old talking shop. Phil loved to rescue and adopt all types of “critters” with his main focus being dogs and cats. However, he was not opposed to encouraging squirrels, chipmunks, and birds to help him eat nuts in the front yard.
Once someone met Phil, they rarely forgot his wit and wisdom. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched and came to appreciate his unique observations of the human condition.
He is survived by his longtime companion, Jean Stearns of Stony Creek; his two daughters, Jaclyn Mason and her husband, Keith, of Phoenix, AZ and Kristen Coletti of Warrensburg; his brothers, Robert (Kathleen) Coletti and Henry (Susan) Coletti, his sister, Donna (Nevio Murljacic) Coletti; grandchildren, Connor and Allison Mason; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
At Phil’s request, there are no calling hours or funeral services scheduled.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to The Kidney Project at UCSF.
Please visit www.alexanderfh.net for online guest book and condolences.