Philip Henry Jatres, 74, of Milford Square, Pennsylvania; formerly of Broomall, Pennsylvania passed away On Saturday, November 13, 2021 at Grandview Hospital.
Phil was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late Philip Jatres and Florence J. Mamsch Jatres and moved to Broomall, Pennsylvania at the age of 10.
Phil spent his working years at The Bulletin before the newspaper closed. He then worked at BF Goodrich and as an auto mechanic before spending most of his career at the United States Postal Service. It was there that he worked his way up to a Postmaster where he served his last several years in the Milford Square office. He retired in 2010.
Phil was a well- respected member of his community. Those who knew him as Postmaster knew they would always be greeted with a smile; many of his customers became friends in their small town. Phil always had a passion for hot rods. He spent many years rebuilding cars, weekends at the racetrack, and cruising in his various cars over the years. Most recently he was a member of the Goodtime Motorvators Car Club. This fulfilled his passion for cars and desire to always help others as the car club raises funds for CHOP annually. Phil also enjoyed time with his family including his siblings, his nieces and nephews, and especially his grandsons.
Phil is survived by two daughters, Denise J. (Jeffrey) Smith of Glen Mills, PA and Andrea (Michael) Graham of Barto, PA; four grandsons, Erik (Lauren) Graham, Matthew, Luke and Ryan Smith; his siblings Mary (Michael) Stocklos, Constance (Thomas) Daly and Raymond (Carol) Jatres as well as many nieces and nephews and longtime companion Vivian Crossman.
Phil was preceded in death by: Father, Philip Jatres, Mother, Florence J. Jatres, Sister, Florence A. Sutter and Former Wife, Margaret D. Jatres.
A memorial mass will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021 at 10:30 am at St. Anastasia Church, 3301 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square, PA. Burial to follow at SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, 1600 South Sproul Road, Springfield, PA.
Memorial contributions may be made in Phil’s name to Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania (CHOP) Donate to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Main (chop.edu) or to Drag Racing Association of Women, providing financial support for individuals involved in an accident at the track (DRAW) drawfasthelp.org/donate.html