Arthur William McPhillips III, 30, passed away January 6, 2018 in Scranton, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born in Scranton, Arthur graduated from West Scranton High School in 2005 after which he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps., he served in Iraq, Okinawa and Camp Pendleton. Honorably discharged in 2009. Arthur came home to work briefly in warehousing, he then was employed as a prison guard at the Lackawanna County Jail.
Arthur was involved in CrossFit, Yoga and recently attended Lackawanna Junior College.
He loved riding his motorcycle, spending time with family and friends and his dog Emma.
He was loved and will be missed by his entire family.
He is survived by his mother, Theresa Heffner; father, Arthur W. McPhillips Jr.; step mother, Lisa Thomas; grandmothers, Jean Rovinsky, Cheryl Hopkins, and Darlene McPhillips; great grandfather, Arthur McPhillips Sr.; aunts, Lorraine Healion, Lori Gogas, Elizabeth Mc Phillips, and Elizabeth Hopkins; uncles, Chad McPhillips, Peter Gogas, and Andrew Healion; four great uncles, Keith (Linda) McPhillips, Gary(Sharon) McPhillips, and Robert McPhillips; Great aunts, Lynn (James) Mackie, and Kareen McPhillips; cousins, Gary (Kelly), Collin, Dylan, Kacie, Krista (Ryan); many great cousin and their families.
The funeral will be conducted on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. in the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc. 1030 N. Main Ave. Interment with full military honors will follow at Cathedral Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects Tuesday at the funeral home starting at 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.