Remembering Thomas philbin Jr. (santa in the shadows) 1934-2014
If God is a Cat, I've Got it Made. Husband, father, grandfather, animal lover. He cared about all living creatures so much, he couldn't kill a spider. At the age of seventeen my cat Muffin died in his loving arms. One of the many pets we had that he buried in little cemetery located on a hill in our backyard. He took care of feral cats for many years. Adult stray mommy cats would have kittens and he would take them into the house to socialize them. Once the kittens were tame, he and mom would take them to the North Shore Animal Leaguewhere a home would be found for the kitten. I'm not sure what the final "cats saved" count was, but I'm sure it was many. He used to say that "If God is a cat, I've got a ticket into heaven." Eventually, he wrote a story about it. /uploads/6/6/2/7/6627075/if_god_is_a_cat.doc
5 Biggest Home Repair Rip-offs
March 2007-Reader's Digest
Read this before hiring a contractor to repair
your home. Click picture to read the article!
Copy of paycheck for "Hawaiian Nightmare." Written for the series Hawaii Five-O and aired September 17, 1974
(Season 7, Episode 2). $675 Smackeroos!
Published in the New York Times
newspaper, this article that highlights
Tom Philbin, his life and talents.
Click on the photo to open a
document that magnifies
May 19-June 4 issue of TV guide that featured an ad for his appearance on News Center 4.
Tom Philbin was featured on television quite a bit.
From news channels to home repair shows, he gave our world a wealth of information. Here is a page from one of his earlier appearances on WNBC News.
New York Times- April 19, 1976.
Another advertisement highlighting
his appearance on WNBC News.
The definition of "Philbinitis"
It never did make it into the
, but it is here!
Tom Philbin had a great sense
of humor. Even in the moments
when he had nothing to do,
he found ways entertain
himself while being creative
Check stub for his first Novel- "The Yearbook Killer"
First check for the Home Repair Book.
December 3, 1971.
The Manhattan Quadrangle On January 31, 2017 Mom, Tommy, Mary and I took a trip to Mahattan College to find an article that a critic wrote about my father's portrayel of Mark Anthony in Shakespeare's Julius Caeser. Little did we know we would find so much more! All article and photos were published between 1958 and 1960. Some of the print is difficult to read because these photos were taken with a cell phone. We did get copies of the articles which I will scan and replace soon.