Philip Joseph McVey 2/4/63-3/13/19
It is with broken hearts and profound sadness that we announce the tragic death of our beloved son Philip McVey of Half Moon Bay, devoted son to Philip and Peggy McVey. Best friend and brother to Clifford McVey D.V.M. and Sean McVey (Trisha). Adoring, loving, father to his beautiful twin children P.J. and Sinead. He leaves behind his wife Lynn and her family the Deatherages of Burlingame. He was a fun uncle to his many nieces and nephews. He will be sadly missed by his numerous friends and family in the United States, Ireland, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, and Sweden.
Philip graduated with honors from U.C. Davis and worked as a research scientist for Roche Pharmaceuticals, one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies, for many years and helped to develop many new life saving drugs. He loved playing tennis for the Coastside Tennis Association team. He coached numerous soccer and baseball teams in Half Moon Bay over the years. Phil enjoyed cheering for and supporting his children and the other kids on their sport teams. He loved listening to his son P.J. play the saxophone and watching his daughter Sinead compete at Irish dance competitions. He loved to grow things and was very proud of his work growing organic vegetables and the organic food movement
In the last few months of his life Philip was a troubled soul who needed kindness and support and could not get the help he needed. Rest in Peace our cherished Philip, we will miss you always and forever. Donations can be made to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.