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“I am truly sad to here of the passing of Philip Lai at such a young age. My condolences to Philip's family. My thoughts are with you. ”
1 of 18 | Posted by: THERESA MORABITO - Troy, MI

“My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Phil's family and friends. He was a good friend to my son Chris Rutledge. I can still remember him calling the...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Donna Rutledge Miller - MI

“Dear Pat and fmily I say the obituary in the newspaper, my sincere condolences to you and your family. Pat you always sopke lovingly of your famly,...Read More »
3 of 18 | Posted by: Mary EllenLesperance - MI

“Phil you were in my wedding and i loved you so much we hung out together in our 20's with jeff Gaymen and all the mitchell clan those were the best...Read More »
4 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Rutledge - Toledo, OH

“We are so sorry for your loss and pray that the love and support of friends and family will strengthen you during these difficult times. ”
5 of 18 | Posted by: Larry and Suzanne Froelich - KY

“We have had you in our prayers and in our Church families prayers since we found out you were sick. You have fought a good fight. You did not get a...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Pastor James and Pam Blair - TN

“Our fond memories and Phil's goofy jokes (a horse walked into a bar) will forever put a smile on my face. A wonderful Deda and friend is in our...Read More »
7 of 18 | Posted by: Angie Benard - Rochester Hills , MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. He was taken way too soon. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time ”
8 of 18 | Posted by: RENEE MALBOUEF - FL

“Phil was such a great man and father. He was always such a good time and always ready to give us a laugh about something. He will be missed by us,...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Christian,Kelly,Anna,and Anderson Benard - MI

“Such wonderful memories of an amazing man. It was my honor to share this world with you my friend. I will always think of you with a smile in my...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Kathleen O'Reilly - MI - Friend

“Veronica, I am so sorry for your loss honey. Your Daddy was a wonderful, caring, and very funny man! He loved you very much! You are in our prayers...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Jessica Webb - Cleveland, TN

“We lift up our voices to God in prayer for Phil's family and friends. We pray God's grace and comfort be upon you and remain with you. We thank God...Read More »
12 of 18 | Posted by: Rev. Randell Merren - MI

“Your Mom loves you so much as she does all her children. You will always be in our prayers and we know you will be praying for all of us. ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Stuart & Pat Clemens - Rochester, MI

“Jen and I will miss you we can oil up and wrestle another time. Do not worry the Godfather will guide Veronica. Love you buddy ”
14 of 18 | Posted by: Paul & Jennifer - New Baltimore, MI

“Thoughts and prayers go out to Phil's family and friends. You will always be Tito's little brother to me :). God bless you ”
15 of 18 | Posted by: Chris Meller - Fraser, MI

“My dear friend. ..my mind is racing through every memory I can muster of you, and we had so many! Your infectious uplifting attitude & smile set you...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Karen Mitchell Patton - MI

“Meichelle, Tia and I will cherish all of the warm (and funny) memories of our lives together. You were a wonderful friend and a great father. Your...Read More »
17 of 18 | Posted by: Jim Benard - Houston, TX - Uncle

“My best friend, I'll watch over the Veronica monkey until the day I pass. I love you buddy and all our good times. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Rick Benard - Rochester Hills , MI


LAI, Philip, L., "Phil" Age 42. Proud and loving father of Veronica Rose and Katherine Rose. Adored son of Patricia (Dennis) Ballard. Beloved grandson of Rosalie Palazzolo. Dear brother of Christine (Jeffrey) DeWalt and Tito (Yukiko). Also survived by many aunts, uncles, nephews, and friends. Phil loved his work as a police officer for the city of Birmingham. Visitation Sunday 3-9pm with a 7pm scripture service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Monday instate 9:30am at St. Athanasius Catholic Church 18720 13 Mile Rd (Between Gratiot & Groesbeck) until time of Mass 10am. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in Phil's honor would be appreciated to the wishes of the family. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" @ WujekCalcaterra.com