LAKE FOREST, Calif., and BRADLEY – Philip Wilson Harker, 85, beloved hus-band of Clara Vivian (Guay) Harker of Bradley, died Feb. 11, 2004, in Lake Forest, Calif. Born Nov. 7, 1918, in Camden, N.J., Philip was the youngest of three children. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1936, and was stationed at Fort Hancock, N.J., in 1941, when a friend introduced him to his future wife, Miss Clara Guay, the youngest daughter of Frank and Odelie Guay of Bradley. After a short courtship, Philip and Clara were married on Jan. 24, 1942, at Fort Hancock. World War II took Philip to Iceland as a member of the Army’s Coast Artillery, where he spent time tracking the infamous Wolf Pack, the German U-boat fleet that was terrorizing the Atlantic Ocean. When Philip returned to the U.S., he left the Army and he and Clara moved to Bradley, where their first two children, Sandra and Philip, were born. After several years of civilian service, Philip decided to return to the military, but this time he enlisted in the newly developed U.S. Air Force. In the succeeding years, two more children were born, Clara and Robert, and the Air Force took the family all over the U.S. and to other places of the world. Some of Philip’s most endearing memories were of his time in Germany during the early 1960s. Philip retired from the Air Force, after a total of 24 years of military service, in 1968. At that time, he was stationed at Ent Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo., and he achieved the rank of Chief Master Sergeant, the highest rank attainable for a non-commissioned officer. From Colorado Springs, the family moved to Phoenix, Ariz., to be nearer to their eldest daughter, Sandra. In Phoenix, Ariz., Philip dabbled in real estate before he took a job working for General Electric. After both of the younger children graduated from high school, Philip and Clara moved to Broomfield, Colo., in 1977, where Philip took a job teaching electronics at a trade school. In 1980, Philip retired for good, and he and Clara moved back to Colorado Springs, Colo. In Colorado Springs, Colo., Philip delighted in taking his grandchildren camping and fishing in the nearby mountains. He discovered a very authentic German restaurant, the Edelweiss, in downtown Colorado Springs, Colo., and took the family there any time anyone visited for beer, brats and German sing-alongs. Finally, in 2002, Philip and Clara moved to Southern California to be nearer to some of their children and grandchildren. Philip is survived by Clara; his four children; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Philip’s ashes will be interred 11 a.m. Saturday at the Evergreen Cemetery in Bradley. Local arrangements by Birmingham Funeral Home, 438 Main St., Old Town.