Phyllis was one the first people that I met when I started working at Iion library. She was a very special lady!
My heartfelt condolences to the Anderson family. Fond memories of all.
As her hairdresser for decades I was always glad to see her come through the door. Everyone enjoyed her. She will be truely missed. I am sorry for your loss.
Philip, Laura and Christine my prayers and condolences go with you at this time. Your parents were wonderful and your mom very forgiving when the boys ran through the yards. Thank you for sharing them with us.
I remember when your mom and dad built on Brook Street. They were great people whom are now together again. May your family have peace.
Condolences to all. Just learned of Jim today, as well. Good friend and cycling buddy of my father, Leon.
Phil, Laurie, and Christine, I'm sorry for the loss of your mother. She was always so kind and gentle with a welcoming smile. Hold tight to your memories, as she lives on in your hearts.
We moved into our present home here in Ilion in November,2001. On the night of our arrival, there was a knock at our side door, and there stood Phyllis Anderson and her husband Dr. Jim, offering their heartfelt welcome to the neighborhood and giving us the "low down on all the questions we could possibly have asked about our new neighborhood. That's how both of them were: friendly, kind, accepting, sincere, helpful, and extremely perceptive. Our arrival couldn't have been too easy for them; we'd purchased our home from their 50-year friends Dr. and Mrs. Roger Weeden, whom then obviously greatly missed. But they both accepted and welcomed us readily, and a fond friendship developed. I can remember Phyllis gently scolding me when I suggested to her that I intended to go to the County Veteran's Office to correct an apparent oversight and make sure that her husband received his much deserved POW Medal from his WWII Army Air Corps Service: ("Jim would never want that..;He hates such fuss!") :We remember their unceasing wise counsel :"Please don't;He'd never want that!" I remember Phyllis bring a sample of her prized homemade pesto sauce (made from ingredients grown in their own garden, which they both so diligently and lovingly tended) and we remember their unceasing wise counsel and enthusiastically told stories of the history of our neighborhood and village..One winter, after a particularly deep and unexpected snowfall,, we dug out their driveway (as we sometimes did) late at night, to find Phyllis standing on their back stoop offering us steaming cups of hot cocoa . I remember Phyllis playfully fussing at our daughter Lynne Marie (visiting from her home in Tennessee at the time) for climbing up on their roof to sweep of debris, We especially remember our sense of real loss when she and her husband told us that their home had gotten to be too much upkeep for them, and they were moving, if only a few blocks away.(Now that we're both in our 70's, we can far better understand their decision.) In short, with Dr. and Mrs. Anderson, we mourn the loss not just of friendly neighbors, but of fond friends, and exceptional human beings: talented, gracious, and generous in every sense. God bless you both Jim and Phyllis; the world is a lesser place without you!. .
Laurie- so deeply sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. In a quieter way, she was as pioneering as your dad, and was a remarkable lady. Yours is a truly blessed family. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Laura, Phil and Christine-
I am so very sorry for the loss of your wonderful mom. Phyllis and Dr. Anderson were great friends to the Fitzgibbons family.
Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Colleen, Patty and Danny Fitzgibbons
On behalf of the Ilion Public Library Foundation, I want to extend our sincere condolences. Phyllis’s efforts and contributions to this library continue to be obvious today. We were fortunate to know her.
Please accept my sincere condolences at this very difficult time, and as you mourn the death of your dear beloved Phyllis, may you find some comfort in the promises of our loving heavenly Father recorded at John 5:28, 29 and Revelation 21:3, 4. We eagerly look forward to the days when the words found at 1 Corinthians 15:25, 26 will be fulfilled and we never have to fear losing our loved ones ever again.
"Help for Those Who Grieve" Awake! No.3 2018, www.jw.org
Condolences to Phillip and his sisters and families.
Please take comfort that your Mom is now at peace with your Dad.
We are sorry to hear of Phyllis’ death. She was a great person and always gracious and friendly. Ilion Library has been a very important part of our lives. And Phyllis was so much part of it. Doc and Phyllis will be sorely missed.
What a wonderful lady Phyllis was. I always enjoyed talking with and working with her with Ilion Days and the Council of Churches. Condolences to your whole family and all her friends. She has been missed since she left Ilion.
My most sincere condolences. Phyllis was the most wonderful person! I always enjoyed any time that I spent in her presence. A true lady!
Laurie, Phillip and Christine, what wonderful memories of a neighborhood that ended long ago. When I think of your Mom I always remember her being sharp as a tack, even later when she still resided in Ilion and we would cross paths there was never a time she was not able to fill me in on everyone. The Weedens had great neighbors over the splitting fence. I'm sure your hearts are full.
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