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June 2, 2011

Philip S. Chlanda of Barryville, NY and New York City died tragically on May 17, 2011. He was 28.

The son of Gisela Shilling Chandla and Edward Chandla, he was born on December 12, 1982.

Philip loved the Delaware River and enjoyed gardening, beekeeping, hunting, kayaking and fishing. He was a recreational and competition shooter at various sportsmen’s clubs in Pennsylvania and NYC, achieving high rankings. He graduated from United Nations International School, NYC in 2001 and then cum laude from Hunter College in 2006. In summers he worked at Indian Head Canoe, Kittatinny Paintball and River Market. He joined the NYPD in 2007 and would have been a team member for the NYPD in the Police World Games this August.

Philip is survived by his parents; his brother Stefan and wife Dasha, of Brooklyn, NY; half-sister Sonya Chlanda Harvey and husband James of Tampa, FL and nephews Bryan, Matthew, and Gregory; and half-brother Michael Chlanda in New Carlise, OH with nephew Keegan.

A “Celebration of His Life” was held on Friday, May 20 at the Community Church of New York, NYC, with Rev. Bruce Southworth officiating.

Burial was at Montoza Cemetery, Barryville, on Saturday, May 21, 2011 with Pastor Mary Owens of St. Jacobi Lutheran Church officiating.

Donations may be made to Ducks Unlimited (www.ducks.org, make a gift, memorial giving; or call 800/45-DUCKS.)