Mausoleum Guitarist Phillip Newbaker Passes Away
Pennsylvania based death metallers Mausoleum have issued the following statement about the death of their guitarist Phillip Newbaker:
"NEWBAKER – Philip C. V, 38, Johnstown, died March 20, 2009, at Memorial Medical Center. Born Nov. 17, 1970, in Johnstown, son of Philip C. IV and Toni (Thomas) Newbaker. Preceded in death by mother and infant brother, Aaron R. Newbaker. Survived by father, Westmont; wife and friend since childhood, the former Cristi Gallo; children, Keira L. and Candra L., both at home; and sister, Karin L., and fiance, William Layton, Johnstown. Also survived by father-in-law, Gary Gallo, Johnstown; brother-in-law, Todd Gallo, and wife, Shelly, South Carolina; aunt, Wendy T., married to David Amigh, Vinco; great-aunt, Dorothy Beabes, Johnstown; nephew and nieces: Garrett, McKenzie and Madison Gallo, and Kaitlynn Newbaker-Layton; cousins: Josh, Jeremy and Jessica Amigh; and canine friend, Bal Zac.
"Philip will be sadly missed by numerous relatives and friends. He was an avid guitarist, who played with the bands, Necrotomie and Mausoleum. He was employed by the family business at the Johnstown Planing Mill and was currently employed as an instructor at the Hiram G. Andrews Center and also Penn Highlands Community College, where he was well-liked and admired by his colleagues and students, and his talents did not go unnoticed.
"Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at John Henderson Co. Funeral Home, 215 Central Ave., where funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, the Rev. Donna Hess. In lieu of flowers, family suggest memorial contributions to the scholarship fund being established for Philip's children."
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