Current and former One Life to Live castmates, along with friends and family of the late Phil Carey gathered this pasy Friday, Feb 13 in a military service at a Catholic Church in Manhattan.
Carolyn Hinsey reported that Bob Woods (Bo), Erika Slezak (Viki), and Patricia Elliot (Renee) and ”OLTL” Executive Producer Frank Valentini gave moving tributes, along with telling a few funny stories about “Philly.” Carey’s son Sean eloquently eulogized his dad, and Mark Derwin (Ex-Ben) flew in from L.A. to do a reading. “He was my Pa,” Derwin explained. The service ended with a recording of “Happy Trails,” which Woods pronounced as “fitting.” A reception was held afterwards at a local restaurant, where a video was shown of Carey’s early days as a Buchanan. That was followed by a series of the riotous commercials Carey made for Granny Goose potato chips in the 1960s — and many toasts to the legendary actor.