Phillip Thomas Straniero obituary

Contact: Jeanne Baron

Phillip Thomas Straniero, formerly executive-in-residence at Western Michigan University for the food and consumer package goods marketing program, died Sept. 8. He was 70

Straniero served as a part-time temporary employee from 2013 to 2018 and a part-time instructor who taught sales and marketing strategy from 2003 to 2017.

The Hickory Corners resident served as a member of the Food Marketing Industry Advisory Board for more than 30 years and also was a member of the Haworth College of Business Advisory Council.

Prior to his employment at WMU, Straniero worked for 31 years at the Kellogg Co.


Services have taken place.


Read Straniero's family obituary and message book.

Memorial gifts may be made online to the Phillip T. Straniero Scholarship Fund at WMU.

Mail scholarship fund checks to:
Development and Alumni Relations
1903 W. Michigan Avenue
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5403