Phil Chapman 1952 – 2008

Phil Chapman, 55, of Fredericksburg, and formerly of Winston-Salem, N.C., died at his home on Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, after a 2 1/2-year battle with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or Lou Gehrig' s disease. A native of Winston Salem, Chapman was a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University and Fredericksburg' s first full-time potter. Chapman is survived by his wife, Trista; his mother, Margaret Chapman of Winston-Salem; his brother and sister-in-law, Hunt and Betsy Chapman of Arlington, Va., and their sons, Jonathan and Brian Chapman; and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends in the arts community. He was preceded in death by his father, Phillip Chapman. Arrangements are incomplete at Covenant Funeral Services, Fredericksburg. A celebration of Chapman' s life will be held at Sophia Street Studios in Fredericksburg at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the ALS Association, Development Department, 27001 Agoura Road, Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301, or to the Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), P.O. Box 838, Montpelier, VT 05601-0838.

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