Friday, 02 April 2010 00:00
Philip J. Jehle, 83, a longtime resident of Manhasset, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2010 at his home in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. He was predeceased by his three brothers, Faustin, Felix, and Augustus. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Lee, and by his children, Phil, Lauren, Karen, Donna, and Jeanne. He also leaves behind 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Jehle was born in Brooklyn, NY, on October 15, 1926 to Augustus and Anna Jehle. He served with honor in the United States Army during WWII, as did his three brothers. Phil went on to graduate from St. John’s University with a BBA in accounting. After college, he worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a Special Agent. He was engaged in many private enterprises, including joint ownership of Union Saw, which aided in the construction of the World Trade Center.
Phil then accepted a position with International Paper Company, Inc. in New York, eventually rising to controller, a position he retired from after 25 years of service.
After enjoying retirement for a short while, he started his own corporate debt collection practice, Accounts Receivable Management (ARM), which he continued until his death.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was a joy to everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. Always with a cigar and a joke, he will be missed dearly.
A Memorial Service to celebrate and honor his life will be held on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 2 p.m. at the Lake St. Louis Community Association Clubhouse located at 100 Cognac Court, Lake St. Louis, Missouri 63367.