Janice Louise Phillips

Janice Louise Phillips (Golemb), 61, of the Miners Mills section of Wilkes-Barre, passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, surrounded by her loving husband and daughters after a long and courageous battle with lung cancer. She is now resting in peace.

She was born Jan. 6, 1952 in Wilkes-Barre to Ann Golemb of the Hanover section of Nanticoke and the late Leonard J. Golemb Sr. She was a graduate of Nanticoke High School. She was employed by Dr. John Kish's office as the lead receptionist for many years until her illness would not allow her to work. Mrs. Phillips was a member of St. Benedict's Parish, Wilkes-Barre.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, sitting outside on her deck, watching her grandsons grow up and play their sports, her beloved cat Little Guy and going to the casino. Her favorite spot to be was sitting on the boardwalk alongside the seagulls looking at the ocean.

She was married to her loving husband, Wayne Phillips, with whom she celebrated 39 years of marriage on June 14, 2013. She will be truly missed by all of her family and friends. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all that knew and loved her. She would do anything to help you. She was preceded in death by her father, Leonard J. Golemb Sr.

Surviving are her husband, Wayne Phillips; daughters, Heather (Phillips) Sincavage and her husband, Rick, of Hudson; Michelle Phillips of Pittston and her fiancé, Joel Desanto; grandchildren, Collin and Logan Sincavage; her mother, Ann Golemb, Hanover section of Nanticoke; brother, Leonard Golemb Jr. and his wife, Louise; nieces, nephews and her sister-in-law, Brenda, who was more like the sister she never had. Brenda was also her casino partner.

Family and friends may come to celebrate her life at the Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday in St. Benedict's Church, Austin Avenue, Wilkes-Barre. Private entombment will be in St. Mary's Mausoleum, Hanover Township.

Memorial donations may be made to Luzerne County SPCA, 524 E. Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702 or to lung cancer research. The family would like to thank Erwine Home Hospice for all their loving care during her fight. Condolences can be sent to the family at: www.eblakecollins.com.

Funeral Home

E. Blake Collins Funeral Home
159 George Avenue Wilkes-Barre, PA 18705
570-822-3514

Published in Citizens' Voice on Aug. 17, 2013