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Memorial Service for Rev. Dr. Philip S. Gittings
Published Saturday, March 5, 2016

A memorial service will be held in the Sanctuary on Saturday, April 2 at 1:00 PM for Rev. Dr. Philip S. Gittings. A catered reception in the chapel will follow.

Sympathy cards may be sent to Phil’s family as follows:

The Gittings Family

c/o First Presbyterian Church

1 Symphony Circle

Buffalo, NY 14201



In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phil’s honor to any of these three charities:


First Presbyterian Church

1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201

First Church is Buffalo's oldest congregation, founded in 1812, and its people have a heart for mission. The church offers a food pantry to the community, and holds literacy classes for newly arrived refugees twice a week. Phil served as Interim Pastor for over five years.



One Symphony Circle, Inc.

1 Symphony Circle, Buffalo, NY 14201

This separate 501 (c) (3) is charged with the preservation of the historic E.B. Green-designed building that is one of Buffalo's architectural gems. Phil was instrumental in helping establish the organization.



The JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition(“Falletta Competition”)

c/o The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra

499 Franklin St., Buffalo, NY 14202

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