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Phillip L. Tallmadge, glass designer, traveler

Dec. 28, 1993 – July 6, 2014

Phillip L. Tallmadge, a recent graduate of North Tonawanda High School, died July 6 at his home under the care of Niagara Hospice. He was 20.

Mr. Tallmadge had battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma since March 2013.

He had been an apprentice glass designer and traveler, making voyages such as a swamp-walking adventure in the Everglades and a summer road trip to Oregon.

At the time he was diagnosed, he had been learning to be a drywall hanger at Gypsum Systems in Elma. During a brief remission in the fall of 2013, Mr. Tallmadge enrolled at Niagara County Community College and studied audio engineering.

Mr. Tallmadge, a native of Buffalo, is survived by his parents, William R. and Susan Tallmadge; a brother, Bryan; a sister, Camara; and his grandmother, Albina Sukiennikof.

A remembrance and celebration service in Mr. Tallmadge’s honor was held Sunday.

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