Deacon Philip S. Prince, Obituary Rev. Philip S. Prince Jr. was born in 1955, in Pasadena, California. He passed away on March 9, 2018, in Oxford, England, after a long and courageous battle with Mesothelioma. He was the son of the late Brigadier General Philip S. Prince, USAF, and Patricia Kinney Prince, of Sun City, Az. He graduated from Novato High School, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Artificial Intelligence from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Arts degree in Theology, from Blackfriars, Oxford University. He entered the U.S. Air Force in December 1974 as an Airman, and was a Master Instructor at Sheppard AFB for three years. He studied nights and earned an Air Force scholarship to MIT. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant, after he graduated, in 1980. He subsequently went to the Pentagon for three years as a commissioned officer. Initially, he was a Systems Analyst for the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Later he was a Software Engineer, researching the application of artificial intelligence to command, control, and communications at Rome Air Development Centre, in New York. In 1984, he left the Air Force and worked as an Independent IT Consultant, in Texas, Ohio, and Boston. He worked in artificial intelligence and object oriented technologies. A list of past clients included Texas Instruments, NCR, Cognex, Symbolics, SUN Microsystems, and Siemens Medical. In 2000, he began a three-year sabbatical and studied Theology at Blackfriars, Oxford University. Following that he became the Director of a small start-up company, specialising in expert resources for agile and object oriented design. In July 2013, after four years of study at Oscott Seminary in Birmingham, he was ordained Deacon, in the Catholic Church. During his years in Oxford, Philip prepared many children for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. He worked at Bullingdon Prison as a pastoral counsellor, and he assisted faithfully at SS Gregory and Augustine Church, for 10 years. He was looking forward to starting his role as Catholic Chaplain for Oxford (Sqn.150) RAF Air Cadets. He was the beloved husband of 44 years to Susie, a devoted father and grandfather to his daughter, Jessica, and his three grandchildren, Helen, Giles and Teddy. He is survived by his mother, his four brothers and their wives, his sister and brother-in-law, his two uncles and aunts, his much loved nieces and nephews and a great number of dear and loyal friends.