Philip Archer, age 81 of Watkins Glen, loved by many, passed away May 24, 2022 at home.
The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St. on Sunday, May 29, from 2-4pm; followed by a memorial service in his memory at 4:00pm.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Beverly Buczek Archer; children, Hope Decker (Andrew) of Canandaigua, NY and David Archer, Galway, Ireland; grandchildren, Abby (Andy) Coon, Milwaukee, WI, Alex Decker, Canandaigua NY, Aidan Decker, Canandaigua NY, Breffni Archer, Galway Ireland, and Ailbhe Archer, Galway Ireland; sister, Sue Smith (Bill) of Rush, NY; and sister-in-law, Pat Archer, Brownville NY.
He is predeceased by his parents, Kenneth and Louise (Rich) Archer; brother Bill Archer, Brownville NY; and grandson Tiernan Archer, Galway Ireland.
Service to his community was an important part of who Phil was. He served as a trustee on the Montour Falls Library, Southern Tier Library System, and Library Trustees Association boards. He was also a member of the Eaton’s Neck Fire Department as a commissioner, chief, fireman, and EMT. He was a president, board member, and conference co-chair of the Northeastern Educational Research Association.
Phil’s kind and generous soul always made room for family, friends, good food, and a good joke. He dearly loved this beautiful life and the people he got to share it with.
Donations in Phil’s memory can be made to the Montour Falls Library, 406 W Main St, Montour Falls, NY 14865 or to the Southern Tier Library System, 9424 Scott Rd, Painted Post, NY 14870 for a scholarship in his name.