Phyllis C. Namey, 78, formerly of Kingston and for the past 12 years of Pompano Beach, Fla., passed away March 21, 2014 in Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after a brief illness.
She was born April 29, 1935 in Hanover Green and is the daughter of the late Sidney and Florence Carne. She is a 1952 graduate of Hanover High School. A truly exceptional person, Phyllis worked for Bell Telephone for 10 years before leaving to raise a family. She later returned to work as a receptionist at Franklin First Federal in Wilkes-Barre in 1978 and retired from M&T Bank as an assistant vice president in December 1996.
She was a truly selfless and enthusiastic advocate for her husband and a source of support in his many academic and professional achievements. She was a remarkable mother and gave her children a loving and caring home as well as unwavering encouragement and practical advice.
She was a great friend to many and a willing volunteer. A tireless worker, she never sought accolades and was content knowing a job was well done. She made everyone around her better and made everything she touched special.
She was most recently a member of St. Philip's Antiochian Orthodox Church in Davie, Fla. and was for many years a member of St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church in Wilkes-Barre. She was an active member of the Antiochian Women in each parish. She was involved in numerous other civic activities and organizations, including Beta Sigma Phi and Make A Wish.
Surviving are her husband of 55 years, Norman, of Pompano Beach, Fla.; son, Dr. Norman and his wife, Kate, Dallas; daughter, Lisa Cunningham and husband, Rick and beloved granddaughter, Sydney, Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; sister Gladys Kacmarski, Swoyersville; and many nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre with services at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Her interment will be in St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church Cemetery in Hanover Township.
Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Mamary-Durkin Funeral Service, 59 Parrish St., Wilkes-Barre.
Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to St. Mary Antiochian Orthodox Church, 905 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, 18702.