View Full Version : Truck Town Thunder-Team #68 Suffers Tremendous Loss
12-30-2002, 12:38 PM
On December 29, 2002, Truck Town Thunder-Team #68 suffered a tremendous and heartbreaking loss, with the death of Team Advisor, Phillip Clancy. Due to complications resulting from his recent diagnosis of leukemia, Phil lost his courageous battle against this terrible disease. Phil was always a positive role model and mentor for the members of Truck Town Thunder. His sense of humor and lighthearted nature was enjoyed by all those who knew him. As one of the team?s advisor-scout and strategist, Phil?s insight and expertise helped to set team #68 apart from other teams within the F.I.R.S.T. community. As, a driving force to encourage young women within the field of engineering, he was instrumental in creating ?Lady Thunder?, which was comprised of female members of Truck Town Thunder. They will never forget his love, support and inspiration. Phil will never be replaced in the hearts of his team and they will carry on his message of courage, dignity and grace. Team #68 will dedicate themselves to upholding the gracious professionalism that he demonstrated throughout his life.
Team #68 Student Captain
12-30-2002, 12:55 PM
I will like to express my condolences to Phillip Clancy's family and to team 68.
12-30-2002, 01:22 PM
I would also like to express my condolences to the Clancy family and to team 68.
Im sorry to hear...Make him proud this year
12-30-2002, 01:41 PM
I'm sorry to hear this. My condolences to everyone who knew him. I'm glad to hear he had a great impact on your team. It's so unfortunate to lose him. I wish your team the best this year and hope you win one for him.
That is terribly sad. I can still remember speaking to him and working with him at competitions. He really was an amazing individual and was highly regarded on our team. My heart goes out to his family.
12-30-2002, 03:29 PM
Good luck guys, you can over come anything, you've made it this far.
12-30-2002, 05:05 PM
Sending sympathy to the family and the team from myself, and my fellow members of team 84. Best wishes with the upcoming season.
12-30-2002, 07:04 PM
I'm very sorry about your loss as well. My team (353) also lost one of our teachers this year. On October 3rd, 2002, Mr. Swanson passed away from a heart attack. The kids on the team decided to name this years robot "Swanny5." We miss him terribly, and the team will not be the same with out him at any cost. Swanson was always there for us to help out with anything, keep us focused, stocked up on M&Ms, and be there whenever we needed him. He put in endless hours, and knew how to keep us organized and put together as a team. Our team will go on though, I will be back to help teach the younger kids this year, and hopefully we will do better then ever, to show Mr. Swanson how much we care about him. He'll be watching, and will always be with us, we're going to try our best to make him proud. I'm sure your team will do great also, although it will be tough. Again, sorry about your loss, but if you need to talk to someone going through the same thing as you right now: AIM: Stacybg
good luck in the upcoming season!
. . . Team 353 Mentor and Teacher Bill Swanson 1955-2002 . . . gone but not forgotten . . .
12-30-2002, 07:08 PM
i'd like to send my best wishes to the family and team. i'm terribly sorry for your loss and hope you have a grest season to make him proud! :)
12-30-2002, 10:07 PM
My upmost condolances, I know you guys will make him proud again this year, I'm sure he'll still be watching.
12-31-2002, 06:20 AM
He will be missed...Our thoughts go out to you.
12-31-2002, 01:35 PM
I'm so sorry to hear that. I'm sure his memory will be kept alive in your hearts. I'm sure you will make him proud.
12-31-2002, 03:10 PM
To T3 -
Team 1037, Stoney Creek H.S. in Rochester sends our condolences, and we wish you the best this year.
Rock on, kids.
Regards, Susan Krussell
01-01-2003, 09:38 AM
On behalf of Team 65, we offer our condolences to Team 68.
01-01-2003, 10:39 AM
Team 64 would like to extend our best wishes to Phillip's family and friends. He will be missed by many.
01-01-2003, 10:57 AM
The Coaches, Students and Delphi Engineers of Team 47, Chief Delphi would like to express our condolences to Phillip Clancy's family and to Team 68. This loss is felt by the entire community of FIRST.
01-01-2003, 02:40 PM
I'm sorry for your loss Truck Town.
Team 522 the RoboWizards
01-01-2003, 04:56 PM
I am sorry to hear of your loss. T668 expresses our condolences to T68 and the friends and family of Phillip Clancy.
Good luck, Truck Town
01-01-2003, 05:03 PM
Sincere sympathy to Phil's family and to your team. Keep building on the work he started!
01-01-2003, 09:41 PM
He was very much loved by the Duggan Boys. He became one of our closest friends during the time we spent as members of Team 68. He will continue to influence us throughout our lives. No one could ever fill his shoes.
01-01-2003, 09:54 PM
I offer my condolences, as well as Team 5's.
I had the gift of working with him at the competitions...
May his Great Ideas Live On...
01-03-2003, 08:58 AM
from everyone on team 151,
Our sincere regards to the family, and i hope that ttt keeps going:)
01-03-2003, 09:18 AM
To Team 68 and Phillip Clancy's friends and family:
Speaking for Buzz Team 175, and myself we send our condolences and are very sorry to hear about your loss. Your team is in our thoughts. Good luck in the upcoming season.
Buzz Team 175
01-03-2003, 09:53 AM
On behalf of Team 470, I'd like to offer my condolences and best wishes to Truck Town and the Clancy family.
- Team 470
01-04-2003, 01:03 AM
Team 217 Sends condolences too. Robotics 4 Evr.
Dan "My college roommate is from TTT" Swando
01-04-2003, 09:04 PM
after the funeral, we all have decided to dedicate this year to phil, as well as having his name engraved on the robot. thanks for all of your support through these hard times everyone.
01-04-2003, 09:06 PM
That's pretty cool McGee. You know he would have loved this years game a lot. I'm gonna really miss working with him.
01-04-2003, 09:06 PM
On behalf of Team 350, I offer my condolences to team 68, and to the Clancy family.
I too offer condolences on behalf of team 599
01-05-2003, 07:16 PM
I and my teammates at team 86 offer our condolences to the Clancy family and team 68. He will not be forgotten.
01-05-2003, 08:00 PM
On behalf of Team #191 Xerox/Wilson X-CATS I would like to express our sorrow to hear of your team's loss. Our prayers and well wishes go out to your team and his family.
01-05-2003, 08:20 PM
The members of Team 357, Royal Assault, offer our condolences to the Clancy family and Team 68. I'm sure his legacy of inspiration and dedication will remain forever with those who had the privilege to know him.
01-05-2003, 08:45 PM
On behalf of Team 341 we would like to join the rest of the FIRST organization to offer our condolences to the Clancy family and Team 68.
01-05-2003, 09:57 PM
On behalf of team 371, We offer our condolences to team 68 on their loss.
01-05-2003, 10:00 PM
I'd like to offer on behalf of 781, our deepest condolences.
01-05-2003, 10:14 PM
thank you all for your kind words. I hope phill knows how much of an impact he made on my and so many other lives. for example. he insisted that we place our dual home and away devices that we worked on at a regional last year on a minute beofre competition. in doing this, we scored the national high score. god bless you phill
01-06-2003, 04:17 PM
As a part of the FIRST community, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to your team for your loss. It's never easy to lose someone....but harder to lose someone who has made such a positive impact on so many lives.
Your team will honor Phil by doing your best this year. I think it's great that you've already decided to honor him by engraving his name on the robot. I'm sure he's smiling down on you all.
Best of luck to you this season.......
01-06-2003, 05:31 PM
My sympathies to the Clancy family and your team
01-06-2003, 05:34 PM
My sympathies to the Clancy Family and your team also, good luck this year!
To the Clancy Family and Team 68,
We would like you to know that we are thinking of you and expressing our sincere sympathy in your loss of Phillip. May it comfort you to know that the thoughts and prayers of others are with you at this time. He will be missed by all. The world lost a good FIRST member. May his spirit live on with Team 68 and FIRST forever.
Team 88 TJ2 and MOE
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