On Friday, November 19, 2004, PHILIP F. BENNETT, age 88, of Towson. Philip, who was a lawyer, judge, husband, father of six, tennis and chess enthusiast, and an expert poker player, died due to complications of pneumonia. Philip evolved from the small town of Terra Alta, West Virginia. He swam at Swallow Falls as a kid and skied in the mountains of Western Maryland. He won an acting scholarship to Northwestern University, but had to decline to stay home to care for his mother. He followed his brother David into the army during World War II, and rose to staff sergeant of a radio unit stationed in London, England, where he met his wife, Joan, of 60 years. After the war, Philip and Joan settled in Victory Villa, MD, next to Martin Marietta where he worked while attending law school at Mt. Vernon Law School. After passing the bar examination, he hung his slate in an office in Rosedale and Overlea, MD, where he worked and they raised their family of six. Philip was appointed Local Magistrate positions in Rosedale and Kingsville, MD, and also served as an Assistant County Solicitor for several administrations in Towson, MD. Philip is survived by his wife, Joan (nee Cooke) Bennett; his children, Michael, Stephen, Karen, John Bennett, Terri Gianotti and the late David Bennett; his grandchildren, Carla, Jessica, Roni, Keith, Stacey, and Joan; and his great-granddaughter, Autumn Harmony. Services and Interment private. Arrangements by Peaceful Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Center, P.A.