Christopher Stacy Phelan of Hawthorne, New York, passed away peacefully in the presence of family members on November 27, 2019, in his sixty-seventh year. He was in hospice care at Phelps Memorial Hospital, after a lengthy illness.
He was born to the late Colonel and Mrs. Christopher Sylvester Phelan (Elizabeth Brown Phelan) in Mount Kisco, New York. He later lived and worked in numerous places in Westchester County, including Briarcliff Manor, Ossining, Mount Kisco, Pleasantville, Tarrytown, and White Plains. He was a member of Asbury Croton United Methodist Church and the church’s chapter of United Methodist Men. He volunteered at the national headquarters of The March of Dimes, in White Plains.
He had an extraordinary gift for friendship, and he was a pioneer and a peacemaker, a strong, kind and gentle man of integrity and humor. He loved swimming and bowling, camping and travel, music, and Ireland and Star Trek (the original series).
He is survived by his sisters, Kathleen Phelan and Sarah Phelan, of Hawthorne, and by numerous cousins, along with many friends and mentors. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.
The family will receive visitors at Beecher-Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville on Friday, December 6, between four and eight p.m. His memorial service will be at two p.m. on Saturday, December 7, at Asbury Croton United Methodist Church, 17 Old Post Road South, Croton on Hudson, NY. The family suggests that memorial gifts may be made to a charity that benefits dogs.