Mr Philip Cale

Colleagues will be very sorry to learn of the death, on 1 April 2014, of Mr Philip Cale, Technician in the School of Physics and Astronomy.

An experienced engineer, Philip Cale worked for 35 years as a maintenance engineer/fitter in a number of Leeds firms, before joining the School of Physics and Astronomy as a Technician in September 2006.

Philip worked predominantly in the School’s Cryogenics Facility, where he played a key role in ensuring the School’s research laboratories were supplied with liquid nitrogen and helium.  A friendly, enthusiastic and conscientious colleague, Philip quickly became a popular and well-respected member of the School’s technical team.

A highlight of Philip’s career at Leeds was winning the Vice-Chancellor’s Bronze Award for Health and Safety in 2010, of which he was justly proud.

Philip will be sadly missed by friends and colleagues within the School.  He leaves behind his wife, Carol, and two sons, Andrew and Craig.

The funeral service will be held at 3.40pm on Friday 11 April 2014 at Lawnswood Crematorium, Otley Road, Adel, LS16 8AA.  The flag on the Parkinson Building will be flown at half-mast on the day of the funeral in Philip’s memory.

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