Philip Learned

Philip Learned

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Philip C. Learned, Esquire Elmira: June 30, 1932-August 5, 2011 Philip was stricken very suddenly with a massive heart attack at his beloved Keuka Lake cabin on August 5, 2011. He died immediately and his organs were donated to the Organ Bank. Philip was born to Norman J. Learned and Alise Yeats Brown Learned in Elmira NY. He graduated from Staunton Military Academy in Staunton, Virginia, Colgate Univ. and Univ. of Virginia Law School. He served as a Pilot in the US Air Force, Strategic Air Command at Barksdale Air Force Base in Shreveport LA., flying B-47 Bombers,('54-'57) where he met the love of his life, Patricia (Patsy) Brennan. They were married in June, 1957 in Shreveport, LA after a whirlwind courtship having met at a Cotillion Club "after party" at the Officer's Club at Barksdale Air Force Base. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage together. Philip is predeceased by his parents, his wife Patsy and his brother N. Jackson (Jack) Learned, II. Philip is survived by his two children, Alise Learned Mahr (Bill) and Norman Jackson Learned, III. Both were born in Charlottesville, VA where Philip attended U.VA. Law School. Both reside in Elmira NY. Also surviving are his grandchildren, Amanda Brennan Mahr, (London, England), Margaret Anne Mahr, (Ithaca, NY) Philip Carleton Learned, II (US Army) and Carl Mathew Learned. (Elmira NY); Sister in Law, Suzanne Allen Learned and her two sons Scott Learned, Esq. (Mary Pat) (Elmira, NY) and Gregg Learned of Hammondsport NY (Bully Hill Vineyard Winemaker): Cousin, Penny Brown Spooner (Andrew) of Oakville Canada, Brother in Law, Vincent S. Brennan (Gloria) from Shreveport LA., along with several nieces and nephews. Philip began his 50 year legal career at Sayles & Evans, and then moved to the Ziff, Weiermiller, Learned & Hayden for the next 23 years. In 1985 he began his partnership with Learned, Reilly, Learned & Hughes until present. Philip also served from 1964 until 1970 as the Town Of Elmira Town Justice. Philip was a long standing member of the Elmira Downtown Health Club where he served as President. He also served as Board President of the Alcohol Drug Abuse Council. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Military honors will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. Donations can be made to the Chemung County Historical Society in Elmira and the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum, 8419 State Route 54, Hammondsport, NY 14840. Flowers are graciously declined.
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