Patricia (Kupstas) Phillips, a lifelong resident of West Scranton, passed away Friday at Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton, after an illness. She was 83 years young. On May 26, 2010, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Thomas Phillips.
Born on July 3, 1938 and raised in West Scranton, she was the daughter of the late George and Margaret “Peg” Kupstas. A devoted caregiver, she took amazing care of her mother after her father passed away at an early age. Patricia was a graduate of West Scranton High School, and for decades, she worked for the Pennsylvania State Unemployment Service Office in Scranton, prior to a well-deserved retirement. A faithful Roman Catholic, she was a loyal member of St. Patrick’s Church Parish in West Scranton.
Patricia will long be remembered in so many ways. From her pups to raising straying cats, she absolutely adored her animals. She never passed up the opportunity to go on a great vacation and she and Tom always enjoyed their time together at their Baylors Lake house in Fleetville. She loved a great dinner, a good movie, and was always dressed impeccably.
Patricia was intrinsically thoughtful, finding her own joy in the joy of those around her. A kind soul whose needs were always put before others, she’ll forever be missed by her family and friends.
Also preceded in death by step daughter, Rebecca Phillips-Harper.
She is survived by her step children, Sean Phillips and wife Lori of Nicholson and Alexis Lounsbery of Waverly; and dear family and loyal friends.
She was also receded in death by her beloved pup, “Pepper”, and cat, “Snowball”.
A blessing service is scheduled for Saturday, October 1st, at 11:00 AM in the Kevin K. Kearney Funeral Home, Inc., 125 North Main Ave., Scranton.