Phyllis L. Pipitone Cox|
WADSWORTH -- Phyllis Pipitone Cox died November 23, 2013.
Born in Chicago, Illinois on October 28, 1922 to the late Maximilian and Julia (Wojciechowski) Lukowski. She served in the Women's Army Air Corps WAAC) in World War II as Technical Sergeant. Dr. Pipitone Cox received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Kent State University and her B.S. In Education from The University of Akron.
She was an accomplished pianist having studied music at McGill University (Montreal), Northwestern University and Peabody Conservatory of Music. She taught English at Litchfield Junior High School, was the School Psychologist for St. Hilary School and taught classes at The University of Akron. She was a published author, an actor in community and professional theater, a painter, and a world traveler.
Dr. Pipitone Cox was an expert in dream psychology and counseled individuals on the therapy of dreams in her private practice. She traveled extensively lecturing in Canada, The Soviet Union, India, Israel, Afghanistan, England and the United States. Her book, The Inner World of Dreams, published in 1987, received wide acclaim.
She was a member of The Rosicrucian Order AMORC, MENSA, and is listed in Who's Who of American Women and World Who's Who of Women. She was a member of Weathervane Playhouse, Children's Concert Society, Tuesday Musical, WITAN, and Women's City Club. She enjoyed playing bridge with her many friends.
Preceded in death by her second husband of 34 years, Thomas A. Cox; first husband, S. Joseph Pipitone; brother, Victor Luis; sister, Harriet Brost; son, Paul Pipitone; and step great-grandson, Henry Kraska.
She will be dearly missed by sons, Guy Pipitone (Renée) and Daniel D. Pipitone (Patricia); daughter-in-law, Lea Pipitone; step-children, Ann Hudson (Tom) and Jane Kraska (Bob); grandchildren, Brett Pipitone, Adrienne Justice, Alison Henderson, Chance Pipitone, Addison Pipitone, Kelsey Pipitone, Sarah Bartczak, Julie Ruhl, Matthew Kraska, Elizabeth Ralston, Peter Kraska; and ten great-grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Friday, 1 to 3 p.m. at Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman Street in Wadsworth.
A private family memorial service will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to The Akron Symphony Orchestra, 92 N. Main St., Akron.
Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2013