coach and mentor. He taught us to ask 'what if' when tackling complex problems. He was a student of learning, and he never stopped improving himself and his teammates," said Freeman Elliott, President of Orkin. "I feel gifted and grateful to have had a front row seat to his many successes, and I feel such a loss with his passing. He was my friend."
Phil was well known for sharing short, simple inspirational messages with family, friends and colleagues to motivate them to achieve their peak performance. He drew many of his favorite quotes from legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden. In sharing one of Phil's favorite John Wooden quotes, Phil's family hopes you will be inspired to become a blood and organ donor: "You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you."
Written by ORKIN staff.