Mr. Philip F. Cato

September 6, 1937 - November 2, 2019
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Philip F. Cato (82)

September 6, 1937 – November 2, 2019

Beloved husband of Connie (Griffin) Cato, passed away peacefully at 1:59pm on November 2nd at his home in Venice, Florida surrounded by family.

Philip was born and raised in New Albany, Indiana.  He was a graduate of New Albany High School (1955) and Kemper Military School (1957), a U.S. Army Veteran (1958-1960) and a member of Georgetown Christian Church.  He was a successful entrepreneur with a commanding presence in the community. His insatiable drive allowed him to start, own and operate Quality Paving Co. (1962-1981) and The Clark-Floyd Landfill Corp. in (1970-2002). He retired to their paradise in Marco Island, Florida in 2003 and later moved to be closer to family in Venice, Florida. He loved the Lord, his family, his friends, and his life.

Philip was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife Connie (Griffin) Cato of Lexington, Indiana and their three children; Benny Cato and his wife, Karen of Lanesville, Indiana,  Eddie Cato and his wife, Julie of Lanesville, Indiana, and Paige (Cato) Pierce and her husband Doug of Venice, Florida.  Together they have Eleven Grandchildren; Katelyn (Josh) Kidd, Drew (Nicole) Cato, Caroline Cato, Jon Cato, Danielle (Josh) Woods, Samantha Cato, Doug Pierce, Jr., Austin Pierce, Jacob Pierce, Alexus Pierce, and Maxwell Pierce, and One Great Granddaughter, Aniston Kidd.

He also had four children by his first marriage; Jim Cato of Clarksville, Indiana, Greg (Janie, deceased) Cato of Henryville, Indiana, Heather (Jimmy) Leister of Navarre, Florida, and Chris (Jennifer) Cato of Jeffersonville, Indiana and seven grandchildren,  Josh Cato, Brandan Cato, Micha Leister, Cali Bostic, Rebekah Cato, Levi Cato, and Makenna Cato and many great- grandchildren.

Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Gayle (GS) and Mina (Loney) Cato.

A Celebration of Life will be held from 2PM to 6PM, Sunday, November 10th Farley Funeral Home, 265 Nokomis Ave. South, Venice, Florida. Rev. Michael P. Todd of Church of the Holy Spirit will be officiating. Condolences may be offered to Farley Funeral Home.

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Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Time: 4:00 pm

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel

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265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

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Date: Sunday, November 10, 2019

Farley Funeral Home - Venice Chapel

Address:

265 Nokomis Avenue South
Venice, FL 34285

 

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Timeline for Mr. Philip F. Cato

Born: September 6, 1937
 
November 30, 1977
Daddy’s Little Girl
Daddy’s Little Girl
 
April 1, 2018
Easter 2019
Easter 2019
 
June 6, 2013
Teaching how to navigate the waters
Teaching how to navigate the waters
Died: November 2, 2019

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Greg cato posted on 11/20/19

Theres the rest of of my days to remember the old days.i missed you then and know.one day we will meet again.

 

CONNIE CATO posted on 11/17/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, CONNIE CATO lit a candle

 

Bill Lohmeyer posted on 11/12/19

Phil was more than a client, we were friends through feast and famine. He always had a smile even in bad times , and would have done anything to keep our friendship rock solid. He will be remembered by both of us till we to Draw our last breath. Prayers to you Connie, and the kids. Much love, Bill & Jo Lohmeyer

 

Ron Meriwether posted on 11/10/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Ron Meriwether lit a candle

 

Ron Meriwether posted on 11/10/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Ron Meriwether lit a candle

 

Ron Meriwether posted on 11/10/19

Dear Connie So sorry to hear of Phils passing.We had some great times together. Time passes so fast. If you ever get back to Indiana give me a call.

 

LaVerne Austin posted on 11/10/19

Prayers ascending for strength and comfort for family and friends. The family of Dorothy (Morrison) Shrock

 

Jessica Gonzalez posted on 11/9/19

He was such a joy and will be missed. May God's graces be with his family during this time.

 

Beth Tracy posted on 11/8/19

My condolences to the entire Cato family. Sincerely, Brad and Beth (Baumann) Tracy.

 

David and Lori Pierce posted on 11/7/19

A good man who will be missed by all who knew him.

 

Sally & Phil Allen posted on 11/7/19

My heart and prayers are with the family during this sad and difficult time. God bless you all.

 

Gary & Sharon Mackison posted on 11/7/19

Prayers for the family.

 

Gary & Sharon Mackison posted on 11/7/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Gary & Sharon Mackison lit a candle

 

Dori Whitmire posted on 11/6/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Dori Whitmire lit a candle

 

Dori Whitmire posted on 11/6/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Dori Whitmire lit a candle

 

Maxwell Pierce posted on 11/5/19

Great man and better grandfather! Will be missed so much more than words can describe. Eat as much as you can up there!

 

Doug Pierce posted on 11/4/19

Could not have asked for a better Father in Law !! I definitely lost a great friend !! You will always be in my heart and a part of my life forever!! Rest easy Phil .

 

Barbara Janucik posted on 11/4/19

Prayers for the family during this time.

 

Angela Sorigler posted on 11/4/19

In memory of Mr. Philip F. Cato, Angela Sorigler lit a candle

 

Melissa Claessens posted on 11/4/19

Sending your entire family love and prayers for peace and healing. Unfortunately, we will be out of town this coming weekend and can ot attend the funeral. You will be in our thoughts as you navigate these next few difficult weeks and months. With love, The Claessens

 

Paula Williams & Larry Waters posted on 11/4/19

We send our sincerest condolences and prayers. Larry Waters and Paula Williams.

 

Paige Pierce posted on 11/3/19

My father. Never enough words to describe the man he was. He was my rock, my protector, and my hero. You were admired by many in your life for many things; your advice to others, your love to your family, and your addictive sense of humor. You protected me from the world and pushed me to be the best, you loved me unconditionally with every possible ounce of your heart that you could and taught me how to love others. I will think of you every day of my life with a smile on my face...knowing you lived a good life. "When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart."

 

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