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Phil D. Cate, Jr.

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Although technically he was not our uncle, we still called him Uncle Phil as he was an uncle to us in all meaning of the words. We were only around him a handful of times but during those times we loved his gentle and caring demeanor. I always felt more peaceful when he was around and when I think of him I always picture him smiling. Not sure if there have been many people on this planet more considerate of

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Posted by: Gavin Weber - San Diego, CA - Friend   Apr 28, 2014

Phil was such a nice person. We had a class together in high school, although he was a year behind me. He was funny, friendly. I was glad that we shared that class and I had to opportunity to become a friend. I am sure he will be missed by many. My sincere sympathy is extended to his family.

Posted by: Jennifer Wattenbarger - North Myrtle Beach, SC - high school friend   Apr 25, 2014

Phil was a lovely man and a lifelong friend to my husband, Clark who recently passed away. A couple of days after Clark's death, Phil was knocking on my door. Tommy and Vicki Kimsey were with him and he sat in Clark's chair while we all shared tears, memories, and laughter. He told me, "I had to come". That gesture was one of loyalty and love and one day we'll sit and talk again-a different time and place.
Love, Twana

Posted by: Twana McDaniel - Cleveland, TN - friend   Apr 25, 2014

Dear Mike, Jason and Tanner,

My only wish now is that I was there to give you each a hug and listen as you shared memories of Uncle Phil over the years. While I wasn't lucky enough to have had him in my life for as long as each of you, I was blessed to have him for a time. Uncle Phil's loving heart and spirit was always felt before he entered a room...and can still be felt even now.

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Posted by: Kristye McCloud - Lancaster, PA - "niece"-in-law   Apr 25, 2014

Phil was like a brother to me growing up in Cleveland. It was me, Phil, Tommy and Jimmy Schrader all most daily at the my house, waiting on Mama to fix something good to eat. He would play army in the backyard with my younger brother and his friends. Phil was kind, fun and always had a story to tell. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. Tommy will miss him a lot. RIP my old dear friend.

Posted by: Natalie Ray Wilkinson - Kennewick, WA - dear old friend   Apr 25, 2014

Phil is a soft spoken,friends, co-worker and stock market enthusiast. We discuss stocks and stock market in great length and he was very passionate stock investor. I missed his passionate discussion with him, Rest In Peace Phil, you are in a better place.

Posted by: Hok Lay Tjhang - Columbia, MO - Co-worker at Weldon Spring Remed   Apr 24, 2014

I was deeply saddened by the news of Phil's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with Phil's family during this time of sorrow. Like many of those who have left tributes to Phil, I too worked with him at the Weldon Spring Site. Phil always had a smile and a kind word for his co-workers. He had a generous spirit and a kind heart and he always gave generously to the various fund raisers that I was involved in. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Posted by: Sherryl Rae Craig - St. Charles, MO - Co-worker   Apr 24, 2014

I'll miss you Phil! You were a great co-worker & friend. Always made time to talk and you always helped me out. I will always remember your office with Vol stuff every where.

The one memory that sticks with me most is the big group that went accross the river to the horse track for Kentucky Derby Day. That was so much fun and the hope that we would get a group and a large RV and make it to the real think some day. Bye Phil!

Posted by: Darlene Smith - Denver, CO - Co-Worker   Apr 24, 2014

Phil was the best boss I have every had along with his long time assistant Sam Worthy. This man has done nothing but look out for my best intrest while working in his department @ Weldon Spring. I could not think of a more passionate person. I respected his work ethic and dedication to the company.

One thing I am never going to forget about Phil, ..... I am a city boy so I never understand the farm lingo. I

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Posted by: David Still III (No.3) - St. Louis, MO - Co-worker   Apr 24, 2014

I worked with Phil from the US Department of Energy side (Weldon Springs) and I interacted with him on the many projects associated with hazardous waste removal. As I read the comments of others, I could only nod my head in agreement. Phil always smiled and had such a positive outlook. He could disagree with you, but he always had a smile. I believe a testament to your life is what others say when you are no longer here. Phil will be missed but he left us wonderful memories that will always make us SMILE.

Posted by: Angela Pickett - Kansas City, MO - former co-worker   Apr 24, 2014