7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649


Fax: 773.721.9106

Mr. Phillip McDade Jr.

Born Into Time: November 06, 1952
Born Into Eternity: October 27, 2017

Mr. Phillip Utah McDade, Jr. was born on November 6, 1952 in Chicago, Illinois to Phillip, Sr. and Joanna McDade. He was nicknamed Baby Brother and called "Bay Bra" by most of his family and friends.

Phillip attended Doolittle Elementary School and graduated from Dunbar Vocational High School. Phillip was voted by his class as most likely to succeed. Phillip was popular throughout high school and was the school lunchroom D.J.

Phillip accepted Christ at an early age. He attended South Park Baptist Church.

Phillip joined the U.S. Army in 1971 and received an honorable discharge.

Phillip earned his stationary engineer's license from the City of Chicago. Phillip worked as an engineer at Weiss Memorial Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and St. Bernard Hospital. Phillip was also an engineer at Chicago Housing Authority and the design contractor for Ginger Ridge Housing Authority. Phillip was a member of Local Union 399. Phillip was one of the few Black Chief Engineers in the City of Chicago. Phillip retired after 32 years of service, as Chief Engineer at Provident Cook County Hospital.

Phillip studied photography at Columbia College and his greatest passions were photography, music and producing videos. Phillip was a hard worker and provider, leaving no stones unturned. He went after what he wanted and he got it.

Phillip met the love of his life, Kathryn, at the early age of 12. They were married on August 10, 1974. To this union were born two sons, Phillip McDade III, and Charles John McDade. Phillip and Kathryn were married for 43 years.

Phillip departed this earth on October 27, 2017. He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife, Kathryn; five children, Phillip III (Colleen), Charles (Stacy), Reese, Kim, and Aurora; ten grandchildren, Mikhail, Michael, Maya, Naomi, Tonishia, Nallah, Reese Jr., Rashaad, Deborah and Razzaq; ten siblings, Jessie (deceased), Katherine (deceased), Rochelle (deceased), Shirley, Jacquelyn, Tyrone, Tammy, Gwen, Phyllis and Loretta; three sisters-in-law, Bernadine, Cheryl, and Tedra; four brothers-in-law, Reggie, David, Greg and Steve; special cousins, Steve (Leda), Hank, Lois, Linda and Gerldine; a very special friend, Alvin Robinson and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Public Viewing:


Service Information:

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Visitation / Family Hour:
10:00 AM
Service Time:
11:00 AM
Cage Memorial Chapel
7651 S. Jeffery Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60649


Oak Woods Cemetery
1035 E. 67th
Chicago, IL 60637



#3 RENEE & JEFF 2017-11-10 14:15
After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; after the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life's cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace.
May the peace that comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead
With All Our Love,
Renee & Jeff
#2 Naomi Garcia and Family 2017-11-09 22:29
To the Family: Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4) May it be a source of inner strength to know that there's a loving God watching over you, and that, throughout this time of need, He'll stay close by your side. But take comfort in knowing he is at peace, and know that his legacy will live on in the hearts of all who loved him. With Sympathy and Prayers
#1 Freddie & Margie Berry 2017-11-09 13:19
Praising God for a great Older Brother and Friend. We appreciate all of the wonderful Photos over the years. So grateful that God allowed our paths to cross !

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