Philip Phil Avanzato, III

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Philip "Phil" Avanzato, III

January 16, 1947 - January 30, 2019

Philip Phil Avanzato, III Philip Avanzato III, 72, of the Sullivan Road, Peru, died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, at The University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., with his family by his side.
He was born in Brooklyn, Jan. 16, 1947, the son of Philip Jr. and Victoria (Sgadaro) Avanzato. He grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island and attended West Babylon High School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1964 and served proudly until his honorable discharge in 1966.
After the service he worked as a mechanic for UPS, then owned and operated P. A. & Son in Hudson; he then moved back to Plattsburgh and worked for Anchor Motor Freight until he opened his second business, Phil's Auto and Truck Service in Plattsburgh.
He was longtime member of the Civil Air Patrol.
Phil loved being a pilot, woodworking, playing video games with his grandchildren, watching movies, and working on muscle cars.
Left to cherish the memory of Phil are, his loving wife of 25 years, Linda Avanzato, whom he married Jan. 8, 1994, in West Chazy; his mother, Victoria Avanzato; children, Gary Avanzato and his partner, Michael Jennings, Linda Pankhurst, Philip (Carrie) Avanzato IV, Kimberly (Dennis) Mason, and Tonya Labrosse; seven grandchildren, Amanda, Zach, Joshua, Taylor, Cameron, Tiannah, and Alex; siblings, Angela (Joe) Charimont, Josephine (Carmine) Gambardella, and Dominic (Marianne) Avanzato; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father, he was predeceased by one grandson, Paul Avanzato.
At Philip's request, services will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Donations in his memory may be made to the H.K. Freedman Renal Center in Plattsburgh.
Arrangements are in the care of the Hamilton Funeral Home, 294 Mannix Road, Peru, 643-9055. To offer an online condolence, share a symbolic gesture, or share a photo in memory of Philip Avanzato please visit
Published on January 31, 2019
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Josie Gambardella
Feb 02, 2019
To my dear brother Phil, thinking about you.
Joe Chiaramonte
Feb 02, 2019
Angela and I wish Phil the blessings in Heaven he deserves.

Two of my favorite memories (in addition to the plane ride Anthony noted) are when PHIL taught me how to shoot everything from a 22 to a slug loaded 12 gauge (my shoulder was sore for weeks:); and how he patiently sat in the engine compartment of a big rig at the shop explaining the workings of a 'Jake Brake'. We will always miss our weekly phone calls and Phil's indomitable spirit no matter what his condition. RIP beloved Brother....
Roger LaBounty
Feb 01, 2019
You were a mentor to me and many others. Always ready to help in any way you could be it a job a place to work on a hotrod or just good advice and always a funny story that made you smile.You will be missed and never forgotten. #10 Phil's Auto&Truck; Service.
Anthony Chiaramonte
Feb 01, 2019
One of my fondest memories of Uncle Phil is taking the train up to see him and spend time with him when I was younger and him taking my father and I up in a Cessna 172 to fly around the area.
Rest in peace Uncle Phil. I wish I spent more time visiting 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸
Victoria Tims
Feb 01, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Philly!
Josie and Carmine Gambardella
Feb 01, 2019
Rest in peace Phil you will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Josie and Carmine Gambardella
Feb 01, 2019
Rest in peace Phil you will live in our hearts and memories forever.
Josie and Carmine Gambardella
Feb 01, 2019
Rest in peace brother you'll live in our hearts and memories.
Victoria Tims
Jan 31, 2019
Rest in Peace Uncle Philly.
Jan 31, 2019