Howard Phillips, 82, of Sarasota, died Jan. 25.
Mr. Phillips graduated magna cum laude from the Tuck School of Business at Darmouth and Harvard School of Law. He practiced law with Cahill, Gordon and Reindel in New York. He was a senior vice president of McCall Co. in New York, director of corporate finance and partner of Oppenheimer and Co. and the director of corporate finance at D.H. Blair and Co. Inc.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the Longboat Key Club and served as board president of the Asolo Repertory Theatre.
He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Carol; brother, Gerald; daughter, Jan Davis; son, Rick; stepson, Alexander Napack; and four grandchildren.
Donations in his memory may be made to the Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fla., 34243. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.