Philip Darr Birney


Philip Darr Birney age 42 of Jewett went to be with his Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2012. Born April 19, 1969 in Dennison, Philip was the beloved son of John P. and Audrey (Bolitho) Birney of Jewett.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Carl R. and Mildred Bolitho and Carl H. and Doris Birney; aunts and uncles Ellen and Jim Ross, Martha and Nelson Boone, Virginia and Arthur Bailey, Bob DeWalt, Jane Coffield, Mary Bolitho, Pam Bolitho and Tom and Carl Birney.

Services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. in Koch Funeral Home, Scio with Pastor Roger Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Gardens, Jewett. Friends may call Wednesday from 7- 9 p.m. and Thursday from 2-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Citizens Bank of Jewett where a scholarship fund has been established for his children. A full obituary will appear in the next print edition of the Harrison News-Herald.


  1. Forgive me but I believe this man was my Science teacher in 1986 and 1987 in New York. If so, I’m am deeply sorry for your loss because he was a great teacher and well liked by us students.

  2. this is his son i wish my could be here i realy wish i could say good bye 1 more time now i now he can be with my great uncle thomas so i love u dad with all i got love your son tj birney

  3. I’m one of TJ’s friends i just remembered that TJ’s dad passed on back in 4th grade and i found this wanted to say God Bless your family, i also lost my father at a young age i was 7 and in second grade. so i guess i have something in common with him.


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