Barbara Phillips

Obituary of Barbara Phillips

Barbara Phillips died April 17, 2020 at the age of 84 after a short illness.  Survived by her daughter Linda, son-in-law in-love Lee Sigelow, son and daughter-in-law Bruce (Helen Meyer), granddaughters Mira and Tali, sister Joan Schroeder (Bill), nieces and nephews Jennifer, Deborah (Jon), David (Melissa) and Jake (Rebecca). Predeceased by her parents Beatrice (Lenrow) and Sidney Phillips, daughter Karen and brother Richard.

Born in Endicott, NY, Barbara graduated Alfred secretarial college in 1956 and moved to Rochester, NY where she worked in the International Advertising Division of Eastman Kodak Company.  She married Marcus H. Phillips in 1960 and enjoyed volunteering at Temple Sinai Board of Trustees, the United Nations Children’s Fund while raising her children. After her marriage, she worked at RIT, Harley School, Monroe Community Hospital, Monroe County Economic Development, and the Brighton Police Department.

Barbara nurtured the relationships she made with friends and family throughout her life and was passionate about travel and the arts. She ushered at the JCC, Blackfriars and Geva as well as attending many classical chamber music series. She explored dozens of countries including Greece, Africa, China, Russia, Uzbekistan, Czech Republic, India, Cuba, Israel and her great grandfather’s hometown in Slovakia.

Donations in Barbara's memory may be made to Lifespan (click HERE to donate online) or a charity of one's choice. 

A private burial is planned.

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This is a zoom link for afternoon shiva 2pm-4pm on Mon, Tues, and Wed April 20-22

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this is a zoom link for Phillips shiva minyan from 7-9 on Mon April 20

          Meeting ID:   941-4228-8324

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Zoom link for Phillip's shiva minyan at 7pm Tuesday evening

Time: Apr 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 964 5445 1152
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Zoom link for Phillip's shiva minyan at 7pm Wednesday evening
Time: Apr 22, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Meeting ID: 931 1887 3385
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A Memorial Tree was planted for Barbara
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