Longtime Aberdeen resident Philip Gregory Hardinger, 73, passed away March 10, 2018, at Montesano Health and Rehabilitation Center. Philip was born June 4, 1944, in Raymond, Wash. to Philip and Delia (Klikotka) Hardinger.
Philip was raised in Raymond and graduated from Raymond High School and earned his associate’s degree from Grays Harbor College.
He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1965 thru 1968; he served at the White House and Camp David and also at Fort Riley, Kan.
On Dec. 17, 1967, Philip went on a blind date and met the love of his life Vicki L. Woodbury, they later married on Jan. 31, 1969, in Reno, Nev. She survives him at the family home.
He worked for Weyerhaeuser as a journeyman millwright for 36 years. He also spent many hours volunteering at Coastal Harvest and the Montesano Food Bank. He was a former member of the Elks and Eagles, current vice president for the Polish Club and a member of the Midnight Cruizers Car Club. Philip loved cars and had too many to mention, but he really liked his SSR truck.
In addition to his loving wife Vicki he is also survived by his sister Donna Monohon and her husband Richard of Olympia, Wash.; many nieces and nephews and cousins, including his favorite nephew Greg Monohon of Honaunau, Hawaii; and sister in law and her husband Terri and Casey Meadows of Red Feather Lakes, Colo.
At his request there will be no formal services. To share memories or express condolences please visit http://www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com. Harrison Family Mortuary of Aberdeen is honored to assist the family.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the stars that shine at night,
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die…