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Phyllis H. DeSoto

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FRANKFORD - Phyllis H. DeSoto, 86, of Frankford Township, died Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at home.

Born Newark, Mrs. DeSoto was a longtime resident of Frankford. She and her late husband, Charles, were the co-owners of DeSoto Formal Wear in Hanover before their retirement in 1969. In her later years, Mrs. DeSoto was employed by SCARC. An avid gardener, she loved history and enjoyed gardening and swimming. She especially enjoyed time with her grandchildren.

The daughter of the late Raymond and Lillian (Bang) Chinnock, Mrs. DeSoto also was predeceased by her husband, Charles ""Charlie"" A. DeSoto, on Sept. 17, 2011. She is survived by three sons, Raymond DeSoto and his wife, Essie, of Branchville, Ronald DeSoto and his wife, Leslie, of Blairstown, and Robert DeSoto and his wife, Angela, of Wayne; two grandchildren, Heather Polonyi and her husband, Joseph, and Clinton DeSoto; two great-grandchildren, Preston and Scarlet; one sister, Elsie Ruszkowski, of Ohio; one brother, Wilson Chinnock, of Maine; and several nieces and nephews.

Services and interment are private and are under the direction of Wood Funeral Home, 16 Main St., Branchville.

Memorial donations may be made to SCARC, 11 US Route 206, Suite 100, Augusta, NJ 07822. Online condolences may be offered at www.woodfuneralhome.net.
Published in The New Jersey Herald on Mar. 2, 2014
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