M. Walter Harris

M. Walter Harris Memorial

The trustees and staff of the Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation are saddened to announce the loss of longtime trustee, M. Walter Harris. Diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer in August 2019, he was determined to beat the disease and fought it to his last breath on March 5th, 2020. He leaves behind his grieving widow, Jeanne Phillips. Born in Los Angeles on May 6, 1945, Walt spent his entire life in the City of Angels with the exception of the 13 years he worked on Wall Street. After returning to Los Angeles, Walt became publisher of the Post Newspaper Group, and later a successful real estate investor. A lifelong learner with an endlessly curious mind, Walt loved sharing the knowledge he acquired with others. He was a loving husband and soul mate, a loyal and treasured friend, and a mentor to many who mourn his passing.