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Donald L. Phlipot

May 24, 1937 — January 12, 2019

PHLIPOT, Donald L., age 81, of Oakwood, passed away on January 12, 2019. Don was born on May 24, 1937 to the late Joseph and Rosella (nee Mangen) Phlipot, in Darke County, OH. He graduated from Versailles High School in 1955 and was the captain of the football team. He went on to serve his country in the Navy as a construction battalion engineer. Don took what he learned in the Navy, and what he learned at the University of Dayton, into the private sector as an entrepreneur. He was involved in many business enterprises. He founded Place-Crete Inc., Elastizell Systems Inc., and Command Roofing Co., all highly regarded businesses in Ohio and throughout the United States today. Don was a pioneer in the expansion of cellular concrete in the roofing industry, but foremost the pioneer in engineered fills. His many projects using Elastizell cellular concrete for load reducing fills in roads, culverts, and bridge construction attest to his daring innovations. Through his past installations and ability to solve engineering problems he was able to prove the durability and use of cellular concrete as a stable time proven solution. Don was driven and innovative and held high expectations for those that worked for him. His philosophy for life was “There is no such word as CAN’T, it’s can do!” He treasured friendships and honored the bond of family. He was a generous man with an outgoing personality that will be greatly missed throughout Dayton and far beyond.

Don is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Jeannine (nee De Vos) Phlipot; children, Julie Smith, Paulette (Rudy Karkowski) Phlipot, and Daniel (Jessica) Phlipot; grandchildren, Taylor Smith, Owen Smith, Cassidy Karkowski, Maxwell Phlipot, and Lila Phlipot; siblings, Bernard (Doris) Phlipot, Richard (Judy) Phlipot, Charlene (Keith Lassen) Subler, Judi (Dave) Shade, and Tammy (Mike) Kelley; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

A visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 E. Stroop Rd., Kettering, 45429. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12pm the following day at St. Albert the Great Catholic Parish, 3033 Far Hills Ave, Dayton, 45429. Burial at Calvary Cemetery. Remembrances may be made in the form desired by friends.

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Visitation

Thursday, January 31, 2019

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

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Friday, February 1, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

St. Albert the Great Church

3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH 45429

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