David J. Phillips, 37, of Fairmount, a private investigator, died of complications from medications Wednesday at home.
Mr. Phillips was being treated for a serious back injury he suffered two years ago in a car accident on Broad Street in Philadelphia. He worked for Stumar Investigations in Norristown.
Mr. Phillips grew up in Fairmount and Roxborough and graduated from Roman Catholic High School in Philadelphia, where he played football. After earning a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Temple University, he earned a real estate license.
He then sold residential real estate on the Main Line and helped his mother, Marie Campanile, in her real estate business in Philadelphia, renovating rental properties and helping to show homes. He also helped his father, William J. Phillips, at the family's funeral home in Fairmount.
He was an avid Eagles fan and loved spending time with his family at the Jersey Shore, his mother said.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Phillips is survived by a brother, William Jr.; a sister, Marlene Graveley; his stepmother, Susan Phillips; three nieces; two nephews; and his former wife, Melissa.