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Phillip Szanto

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Phillip Szanto, age 26, passed away on August 14, 2010 at City of Hope in Duarte, California. He was born on July 24, 1984 in California. He worked in the film industry and marketing as a director of music clearance. He is survived by his loving wife, Kristen Szanto; mother, Ellen Szanto; siblings, Randee Szanto and Jakkob Szanto; and in-laws, Bob and Annie Lewin. A funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, August 21, 2010 at England Family Mortuary at noon. A public viewing will be held for one hour before the funeral service. Visitations: 11:00AM to 12:00PM on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 Services: 12:00PM at England Family Mortuary on Saturday, August 21st, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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  1. As Phil’s aunt and uncle, we remember Phil as a cute baby all the way into his adulthood. Phil was never the usual crazed toddler and child; he was always the little gentleman and as he grew older it was very noticeable he was “scary smart”. Phil’s intellect grew by leaps and bounds; we were never surprised by his earning his degree at such an early age. Phil was adept at his dry wit; it was often difficult to keep up with his intellectual humor. We feel privileged seeing him grow and mature and will always cherish our memories of him.

  2. I met Phil through my girlfriend, who is friends with his wife, Kristen. The four of us had lunch once, and while that was the only chance I had to hang out with Phil, he made a great impression. Phil was smart and funny and he clearly loved what he did — he had some great stories. He will be missed.

  3. My Babers, my eternal love. You faced the most excruciating journey after overcoming an injustice of herculean obstacles you so rarely complained about and you did so with love, intelligence and bravery, fighting to stay with all of us who loved you and especially for me. You are just the best person, a gift – brilliant, funny, adorable. I am so proud of you and how you lived, and loved – a hero. Each moment with you was delightful, full of radiant joy and I still light up at the thought of you. One day we will be together again, in the same form, to continue our love. I love you so much, Phillip. The apocalyptic anguish I feel overwhelms me and I cannot fathom you are truly not here in body, but having loved each other is worth this unbearable pain because you are just that magnificent. A bright star. I just love you beyond what can be measured – in a capacity I didn’t think possible. I hope you come in spirit to see how loved you are.

  4. My sweet Phillip, you will live forever in my heart, words cannot express how my heart aches for you and Kwissy.

  5. Phil I never knew you, you never knew me. But I knew how in love you and Kristen were. I knew what a wonderful man you were through Kristen’s words. It’s not right and it’s unfair that your life had to be taken so quickly. Know that you were loved by many.

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