Philip Samuel Preston
February 3, 1954 ~ October 11, 2023
New Haven, CT
Resided in: Hamden, CT
Philip Samuel Preston, 69, beloved husband of Charlene A. Preston of Hamden, CT passed away peacefully on October 11, 2023, surrounded by his family and friends.
Philip was born on February 3, 1954 to the late James Preston and Cleovia Miriam Preston from New Haven, CT. Loving father to Levi (Sheree) Preston of Middletown, CT.
Philip is survived by his sisters, Belinda Joyce Whitfield of New Haven, CT, Antoinette Poole of East Haven, CT, and Cinnamon Preston of San Juan, PR. He is also survived by Levi’s mother, Debra Preston of Middletown, CT. He was predeceased by his sister, the late Genevieve Haskins of Bronx, NY.
Philip attended James Hillhouse High School; he also attended South Central Community College, and Albertus Magnus College, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree.
Philip was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in April of 1971. His love for people moved him to share the Bible’s promises of a better future soon to come. One promise he often shared is found in Revelation Chapter 21 Verse 4, which says, “And He (God) will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be any more. The former things have passed away.” He also had the opportunity to work as a construction volunteer with the Regional Building Committee, now known as the Local Design Committee, and he had the privilege to serve as a Ministerial Servant in the congregation.
He worked for the BIC Corporation for some 35 years in various departments, including working in Human Resources, and as an Environmental Specialist. He was later employed at the State of Connecticut Department of Social Services as an Eligibility Service Worker for 10 years before retiring in 2017.
Philip enjoyed working with his hands, doing many DIY projects inside and outside his house, making it a warm, loving home. He also enjoyed fishing, and his favorite way to vacation was a cruise.
He will be missed every day; he was an inspiration to ALL who met him.