Speech to Text for Paying tribute to Councilman Bill Phillips
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utica councilman bill phillips. newschannel 2s zhane caldwell with his son this evening. --and discussed phillips' impact on the community. --zhane. don ... you could just feel the love in the room as friends and family and even city officials came out to pay their respects to the late cncilm. councilman bill phillips died this past saturday after ttling ste 4 pancreatic cancer, which he was diagnosed with last summer. phillips served on the common council for a total of 11 years, between his two terms, and represented utica's corn hill neighborhood. phillips' son says he hopes that the work his father did in the cmunity will leave a long lasting legacy. "it makes me feel a little preure to try to step into his shoes, try to live up to it. i mean, we're not in the saline owork but i'trying be the man at he was andhat he wanted meo be and i'm gog to ne a lot of help fromhe peopleut therthat love my fatr to trto carron all ththings at he cared about. ju seeing t neighborod comeout, the peoplthat are t fr the neigorhood co out and thisplaces spial." illips son sa he feels a huge part of his fatrs legacys not ju the amnt of peoplthat he toued ... but the rae of peoplehat cafrom many diffent backgrods and walks of life. caing hours were night and funeransefcodesor thcouncilmanw zc newschannel funeral services are happening tomorrow for