Brice Phillips Sr., founder of iconic Maryland seafood restaurant, dies at 90

July 02, 2011|By Richard Gorelck | The Baltimore Sun

Brice Phillips Sr., the founder of Phillips Seafood, died today at age 90.

Phillips Foods Inc., and Seafood  Restaurants announced Phillips's death to the media in an emailed press release shortly after 3 p.m. today.

Brice and his wife, Shirley Phillips, opened their first Ocean City crab house in 1956. The Phillips  restaurant group now includes 19 Phillips restaurants and a line of retail products under the Phillips Seafood brand name and seafood products for the foodservice industry.

Philliips is survived by his wife of 68 years, Shirley, sons Stephen and Jeffrey, daughters-in-law Maxine and Janet, eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

UPDATE June 2, 12:09 p.m.:  A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Roland E. Powell Convention Center, 40th Street and Coastal Highway in Ocean City. Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Burbage Funeral Home, 108 William St., Berlin. Entombment will be private for the family. Read Scott Calvert's coverage of this story.



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