Phyllis Tick, a long time fixture at Palm Beach cultural events, died Saturday from head injuries six days after a fall. She was known for her intellect, sense of style a ceaseless love of life. Mrs. Tick and her late husband, Herbert, arrived in Palm Beach from Decatur, Illinois in 1960 for a vacation and never really left. The pair spent progressively more time here over the years, becoming full-timers more than two decade ago. Mrs. Tick was born in Bayonne, New Jersey and grew up in Newark. She graduated with honors from New York University
with a degree in chemistry at age 19. She went to work as a research chemist and had her first patent by the time she was 21; a remarkable accomplishment for a woman at the time. The Ticks married in 1949 at which point Phyllis moved from New York to Decatur. Together they built the largest scrap metal business in central Illinois, where she served as Treasurer. The two were married for 62 years. Mrs. Tick is survived by her daughter, Susan Tick, her son-in-law Scott Goldstein, and beloved granddaughters Cory and Molly, all of Los Angeles, as well as her much loved caregiver Glovis Blair. In lieu of flowers, donations to Cedar Sinai Medical Center / Weisman Rheumatoid Arthritis Research, 8700 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048 would be greatly appreciated.
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