Word came today of the passing of Phil Sorenson, a Seanetter on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Only 61, Phil died on February 10, leaving behind a community of fellow volunteers, naturalists, and outdoorspeople. In addition to SEANET, Phil also gave generously of his time to the Egmont Key Alliance, and to the program Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE), offering guidance through the complex health care system to Florida’s elders.
Phil is survived by his mother, Nancy Ann. His friends have planned a memorial service for him on February 25th at 1pm. The service, fittingly, will be held on the beach at Shelter number 6 in Fort DeSoto Park. Friends and colleagues are all invited to bring memories and photos to share.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to one of the many organizations Phil loved and served, or to a charity of your own choice. We send our condolences to Phil’s mom, and to everyone who lived, worked, and volunteered with him. Peace to you all.