Phillip Mark Jarvis


Oct. 10, 2018 — Phillip Mark Jarvis, beloved husband, father and grandfather, passed peacefully at home surrounded by family on Oct. 2, 2018, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. He was born July 15, 1949 in Upland, Calif., to Warren and Raima Jarvis.

He graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts.

Phil was proud of his Navy service, having served from March 1970 through March 1976, stationed at San Nicolas Island off the California coast.

He served a brief time in Vietnam performing a top-secret operations mission. While in the Navy, he attended numerous electronics schools and found his true vocational calling. Following his military service, he spent his career as an electronics engineer having worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Xerox Electro-Optical Systems in Pasadena, Calif., American Microsystems in Pocatello, Idaho, then at Motorola and INTEL in Austin, Texas.

Phil and his first wife, Sally Delphine Jarvis, had one son, John Phillip Jarvis, and one daughter, Jana Delphine Jarvis. Phil married the love of his life, Julie, and they have been happily married for 38 years.

Phil retired from INTEL in May 2016 and he and Julie moved to Florence.

He immediately started enjoying his life’s passions and hobbies, such as wood working, fishing, painting and cooking. His most recent project was building a wooden surfboard. He had so many exceptional talents, but one of his most admirable qualities was his humbleness.

Phil joined the Florence VFW Post 3232 in 2016, and immediately became an active member committed to helping his fellow veterans. Some of his fondest memories were attending the VFW and Band of Brothers meetings.

He stepped up his volunteer service to include serving as a member of the Honor Guard and took pride in honoring veterans who have passed in death.

Phil was preceded in death by his father, Warren Jarvis; his mother, Raima Jarvis; and his brother, Robert Jarvis.

He is survived by his wife, Julie; his son, John Jarvis (wife Cindy; daughters Lylah (and son Ryker) and Jana Jarvis (wife Isela Chavez); and sister-in-law Christine Davies. He will be missed by his family and friends more than words can say.

A private family memorial service was held with the VFW Post 3232 Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Florence VFW Post 3232 building fund, or to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).

Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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