Phillips G. Terhune Jr., 78, of Norwalk and a longtime resident of Darien, stepson of H. Noyes Spelman of Westport, died Aug. 28 in Norwalk Hospital. He was the husband of Carol Van Duyn Terhune of Norwalk.

Born Aug. 25, 1933, in Boston, Mass., he was the son of the late Phillips G. Terhune and Frances Matthews Spelman.

He graduated from Middlebury College in 1956 and served with the U.S. Army. He was employed in the advertising and marketing department of Procter & Gambel. He returned to the New York area where he worked at a number of advertising agencies before becoming a marketing consultant. He was publisher of the Dining Out Magazine and subsequently served as a Connecticut state marshal until the time of his death.

Besides his wife and stepfather, he is survived by a daughter, Elizabeth Terhune Fuller of Stamford; a son, James Sullivan Terhune and his wife, Marnie, of Waterville, Maine; four grandchildren, Jessica Thomas, Kevin Fuller and John and Henry Terhune, and two sisters, Anne M. Spelman of Fairfield and Katherine Spelman Burroughs of Pittsburgh, Pa.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, in the Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Middlebury College for Financial Aid, Gifts Administration, 5 Court St., Middlebury, VT 05753, or online at The Edward Lawrence Funeral Home is handling arrangements. To leave an online condolence, go to