Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Friday 14th October 2022

Service Details:
Phillip's funeral service will be held at Accrington Crematorium, Burnley Road, Accrington BB5 6HA

Phillip Warren Marton

Suddenly on 29th September, 2022, Phillip, aged 72 years of Rishton, passed away peacefully in hospital. Phillip was the devoted and much loved husband of Tanya, adored dad of Michelle and Danielle, dear father-in-law of Roy and Roland, cherished grandad of Ben, Christian and Charlotte and a dear beloved brother of Margaret.

Following his school years Phillip began his working life in Alexander’s mens clothing store in Accrington before moving in the catering world where he spent the rest of his working life. He worked as a chef, catering manager and restaurateur. He was a well known and respected face within the industry and made many good friends along the way. Over the years Phillip was the manager at The Trafalgar Hotel, Salmesbury and Camelot Park Hall Hotel and was the UK buyer for Pontin’s holiday resorts. Phillip was also the owner of Harwood Dining Rooms in Great Harwood. In his spare time, Phillip loved to socialise with his family and friends enjoying meals out and sharing a drink or two or three – his home parties were legendary and always well looked forward to by all the invitees as long as everyone was on time. Holidays were much enjoyed and many wonderful and happy times have been shared at various destinations whilst enjoying the warm sunshine and some well deserved rest and relaxation. Phillip loved a bargain and could often be found shopping in the sales getting the best deals. Most of all Phillip was a family man who adored all his family and he was the most proud grandad.

Dress code bright or black & fancy socks

Family flowers only please, donations can be made in memory of Phillip on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, to make a donation please click the ‘Make A Donation’ button at the bottom of this page.

Please feel free to leave a message for Phillip’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]

Julie Acton

Sending deepest sympathy to Michelle and all your family, at this sad and heartbreaking time for you. Our thoughts are with you all. Sending love, from your work colleagues at The University Of Bradford – HR, Faculty of Management Law &. Social Sciences and Nursery staff. XXX


I first met Phil 25 years ago when he worked for Pub Estates. He was always entertaining and a real character. More recently he inspired me with the way he coped with his illness. He was very brave and I never once heard him complain. A real gentleman who will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Liz Barnes

In memory of Phillip, a lovely family man and dear friend love and hugs always Liz, Faye, Lee and Kienan xxx

Paul and Jayne

We have lots of fond memories of Phil there was never a dull moment when in his company. Truly a man of many talents. Condolences to Tanya and all the family xx

Karen Burkhardt

The most magical man I have met but the best thing was he intruduced me to the most lovely person, Tanya his wife xx

Colin and Pamela Homer

The saddest news. Phillip was a great friend and colleague over many years. Sincere condolences to Tanya and the family. Phillip will be sadly missed but never forgotten.


Philip will be sadly missed and spent many a party with you both and yes I dared be late for a party ????????much love for you all ❤️

Janis & Alan

Our sincere condolences, Phil was a respected colleague & friend who will be sadly missed, not least for his many tales! We’ll raise a glass or two in your memory.

Faye, Liz and family

I will always remember Phillip as being very similar to my own Dad because he had a quick temper but with an absolute heart of gold, along with being very caring and funny too. I will never forget the day I was walking my dog soon after my Dad died and Phil pulled up on the curb in front of me, got out of his car and just gave me a massive hug. Very selfless man with the biggest heart ❤️. He will be greatly missed by us all. Lots of love to Tanya and family and thinking of you all at this very sad time xxx

John Lengthorn

A colleague and friend for over 31 years who was instrumental in my early career, Phil will be sadly missed. See you in the bar upstairs mate!


Phillip was a huge influence on my life and all for the better. Without his advice and guidance I would not have had the life I have…I owe him for much. He will be greatly missed for his humour and friendship. A truly wonderful person.


Tanya and sorry to hear of your loss ..he was a friend for many years but will always be remembered … god bless you all

David Harold Smith

My heartfelt sympathy to Tanya and family at the passing of Phil a husband and father much loved ..Memories are abundant and far to many to recall he was a friend …and will I’m sure be missed by many …God be with you all ..

Dave Smith and family

Sorry for your loss. Many a fun night and good times with Phil, knew him for many years. Heartfelt condolences to Tanya and family from Dave Smith and Family xxx

Steven Higham

Myself and John pass on all our condolences to you in this sad time, Phillip will be sorely missed.

Tim Nutter

Philip was huge influence on my life and all for the better..With out him i would nit have been as fortunate as i have…i owe him everyting. He is going to be greatly missed.

Ian Clarke

Phil was one of life’s finest, it was an honour to to have known him and be able to call him a friend.. he will be sadly missed

Keith and Gail

Heartfelt condolences to Tanya and family. Phillip was a unique and he will be very much missed but always in our hearts x


Sadly gone but not fotgotten,a lot of good times and memories.

Irene Sutcliffe

Phillip was the best boss and a good friend for many years. He will be missed

Judith & Pete

Phil was a gentleman and we are proud to have called him our friend

Lorraine Hargreaves @fellaz

Lovely friend and loyal customer in my barbers. Will miss him dearly

Joanne and Tony Quinn

Phillip was a lovely man and was always laughing and joking. He will be sadly missed. Sending love to Tanya and all the family. Xx

Jackie ( Ashley’s mum )

We have treasured memories of Phillip and Tanya’s Christmas day party’s with a lovely family, he was a true gent ( and a brilliant chef ) rip Phillip x much love to all the family xx ❤️Message for the family of Phillip Warren Marton:

Dorothy and Glyn

Words cannot express the feelings and sadness you are all going through at this time. Our friends for nearly 40 years through good and bad times . We are sending all the love we have to you all and know we are and always will be here for you all❤️❤️

Peter Hemmings

With deepest sympathy, May treasured memories bring you peace and comfort through this sad time. Our heartfelt condolences. The Hemmings family.

Jeannie Stainton

Philip was a great friend and colleague for many years . He will be sadly missed by all who knew him . RIP Philip