Philip W. Stout, formerly of Wellsville went to be with his Lord on Sunday (Jan. 5, 2020.) He was born in Wellsville on Feb. 24, 1959 to Allen and Hilda (Church) Stout. He grew up on a dairy farm that also produced maple syrup, and participated in 4-H, and Junior Grange. He was a liturgist and active in youth group at the Christian Temple in Wellsville during high school.
Philip graduated from Wellsville High School in 1977. Throughout high school, he was involved with choir and drama. He was a cast member for productions of Fiddler on the Roof, Oklahoma, Sound of Music, and South Pacific and a member of the high school madrigal singers and chorus. He was a Junior National and National Honor Society member.
Philip graduated from Alfred University with a BS in Ceramic Science in 1982. While there, he was in the cast of Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, Androcles and the Lion, The Time of Your Life and several student written productions. He sang with the Alfred University Chorale and a local barber shop group.
Philip worked for Maida Corporation, Hampton, Va., and briefly for Olean Tile in Olean; then he returned to work at Maida Corporation. Philip had a green thumb with house plants and enjoyed gardening. As a single adult, he enjoyed camping and canoeing with his older siblings in the Adirondacks.
Most recently, at First United Methodist Church Foxhill, Hampton, Va. Philip sang in the chancel, taught Sunday School, acted as the chairman of the church council, and as a certified lay servant he served as the lay leader for the church. He attended and helped facilitate Walk to Emmaus groups and was a member of the Peninsula Rainbow Emmaus Community and the Tidewater Emmaus Community.
Philip Stout is survived by his son, Joey (Davida) Stout and grandson, Dustin Stout from Virginia and siblings David (Janet) Stout, Sharon Stout and Shirley (Thomas) Kowalik from western New York and a total of seven nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents.
Funeral arrangements in Virginia are through Hayden Smith Funeral Home, 245 South Armstead Ave., Hampton, Virginia. A memorial service will be held in Virginia at the First United Methodist Church Foxhill, Hampton, Va. on Saturday (Jan. 18, 2020) at 11:00 a.m.
A service will be held in the Wellsville area at a time convenient to Philip’s New York family. Local arrangements are under the direction of Baker-Swan Funeral Home, 3256 Riverside Drive, Wellsville. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.
Donations in Philip’s memory may be made to Thelma Rogers Genealogical and Historical Society of Wellsville, 118 East Dyke Street, Wellsville, NY 14895, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.