Philip John Mycoskie passed away on Monday, November 23, 2020 surrounded by family. Celebration of Life: 10:30 a.m. Friday, September 17, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington. Memorials: Memorial donations may be made to: Arlington Urban Ministries, 701 Dugan St., Arlington, Texas 76010, 817-861-8585 or Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington, Texas 76013, 817-274-1345. Phil was born on July 29, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio to Bernard John and Hazel Mycoskie and moved to Texas at 11 months old. He always considered himself a Texan-wasn't born here but got here as fast as he could! Phil graduated from Arlington High School and received a B.A. in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University; and a M.D. from Texas Tech University. He served his residency at John Peter Smith and Ft. Worth affiliated hospitals in Orthopedic Surgery. Phil was board certified with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery. He was a founding member of Arlington Orthopedic Associates, and was in private practice for 33 years. Phil was a member of the teaching staff at John Peter Smith Orthopedic Residency Program for 25 years and received “Teacher of the Year” 3 times. Phil served on the Arlington Independent School Board for 7 years, serving as President the last 2 years. He served as a volunteer, board member and vice-chair for Arlington Urban Ministries. Phil also volunteered as a physician at Open Arms Health Clinic. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and was a New Horizon's Sunday school member serving on the finance and stewardship committees. Phil enjoyed playing golf at Pebble Beach, the Old Course at St. Andrews, and Augusta National, making 2 hole-in-ones. He enjoyed fly fishing for trout in multiple lakes and rivers across the country. He traveled to many historic and beautiful locations around the world with Diane and their friends. He especially loved Christmas's and vacations with his wonderful family. Survivors: Brothers, Mike and Cliff Mycoskie; sister, Susan Mycoskie; wife, Diane Mycoskie; sons, Chris, Kevin, and Craig Mycoskie; and bonus daughters, Kristen Plohg and Stephanie Girolamo; grandchildren, Taylor Mycoskie, Austin Mycoskie, Ellory, Henry and Harrison Plohg, Della Girolamo and baby brother on the way. Wade Family Funeral Home (817) 274-9233

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  1. Phil grew up around the corner from our family and I went to school with him starting first grade at West Side Elementary to Arlington High School. Phil was always very nice and with a smile on his face. Sorry for your loss. Your family is our prayers.

  2. Diane and all Phil’s family,
    Phil’s passing has affected Ron and me very deeply. I am so glad you two found each other and enjoyed some wonderful years together. All who loved him will be in our prayers for sustenance and comfort in the tough times ahead.
    Thinking of you all,
    Cathy Bontley Brown

  3. I worked alongside Dr. Phil for 33 years in surgery. He was not only a skilled and compassionate professional, he was a devoted family man and avid community activist. His family has much to be proud of. We need more Phil Mycoskies in the world, but he was the original. Rest in peace, professor, rest in peace.

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