Philip C. Wayland

May 15, 2017 | Wilmington, DE

Philip C. Wayland, age 83, passed away peacefully in his sleep after a rapid battle with pancreatic cancer on May 15, 2017.

A Wilmington, native, graduate of Wilmington High School and the Pennsylvania Military College, Philip was an Army veteran. He was a career Federal employee and longtime host of the Social Security Q and A show on WCOJ “Your Right to Know” in Chester County, PA.  Phil was known by friends for his dry sense of humor, a crack ping-pong and pool game, playing his sweet trombone, unflinching love of cutting the grass, as well as, fishing and boating on the Chesapeake.

Phil was predeceased by his parents, Beatrice (Bickta) and Clarence Wayland; and sister, Evelyn. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sharon (nee Pinkerton); sons, Edward C. and his wife, Michele and  David F.; a beloved grandson, Eddie; and one niece, Deborah Stauffer Heiser.

A Graveside Service will be held Monday, May 22, 2017 at 11am at Chester Bethel Cemetery, 2619 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19810. In lieu of flowers, please donate in his name to the Delaware Hospice Association, 16 Polly Drummond Center, 2nd Floor, Newark, DE 19711.

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  1. Dear Sharon, my thoughts and prayers are with you, dear one as you grieve the loss of your husband and mate. I know you will miss him greatly after 43 years of marriage!
    Love, Sandy

    Sandy Whelan | May 18, 2017 at 4:12 PM
  2. Sharon
    So sorry to hear of Phil’s death. Our condolences to you & your family. Phil & I grew up together on Geddes St. in Wilmington with my twin brother Jerry & I, we all worked together in the mailroom at DuPont. He was an usher at my wedding in 1956. Lots of memories.
    Our prayers are with you.

    Jack & Ginny Sanderson

    Jack Sanderson | May 18, 2017 at 8:44 PM
  3. Sharon,
    My condolences to you on Phil”s death. My family lived a few blocks away from Phil’s home on Linden street and we were good friends from grade one in Lore school all the way through high school. We spent many hours together at his home. (I remember Jack and Jerry Sanderson as well).
    Phil clearly enjoyed life and shared his many gifts not only with his family but with a wider audience as well.

    God be with you,
    Grant Lowe

    Grant Lowe | June 8, 2017 at 9:21 PM

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