Philip Jay Diab, 55, of Sunbury, Ohio passed away unexpectedly, Jan. 28 2019 at home.

He was born on Nov. 11, 1963 in Wheeling, WV to the late Philip and Geraldine Diab. Philip graduated from St. Clairsville High School in 1983, and entered the U.S Marine Corp in July of that year, attaining the rank of lance corporal before his discharge in July of 1988. He later entered the journeyman program through the International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, Local Union 172, becoming a certified welder.

Philip is survived by his daughter, Sarah (Nickolas) Davis, Rayland, OH; son Philip, New York, NY; sisters Leslye (Roger) Clark, Glencoe, OH; Pamela (Tom) Guffain, Oakton, VA, and Rebecca (Stephen) Boyd, Wheeling, WV. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother David.

A memorial gathering was held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the Firehouse Tavern in Sunbury, OH.