Phyllis Ginsberg

Phyllis Ginsberg, of Beacon, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, January 28, 2017 after a long illness. She was 84.

Born April 1, 1932 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Hyman and Estelle Goldberg.

Phyllis was a graduate of Queens College. She taught second grade at the South Avenue School in Beacon for twenty-one years until her retirement in 1987. She began her teaching career as an elementary school teacher in Philadelphia, PA.

She was a member of Beacon Hebrew Alliance, a life member of Hadassah, a member of the Southern Dutchess Country Club, and a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association. Later in life she enjoyed water color painting and attended art class taught by Patricia Braun in Fishkill.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 64 years, Dr. Harold B. Ginsberg of Beacon, her three loving children, Dr. Stuart Ginsberg and his wife Mimi of Arlington, VA, Ellen Ginsberg and her husband George Schutzer of McLean, VA, and Shelley Leibowitz of Stamford, CT. She also is survived by her beloved grandchildren, Allison Ginsberg and her husband Kevin Walter, Sarah Ginsberg, Adam Ginsberg, Harrison Schutzer, Kendall Schutzer, Benjamin Leibowitz, and Abigail Leibowitz.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Beacon Hebrew Alliance, 331 Verplanck Ave., Beacon.

Interment will follow in Mt. Judah Cemetery, 8114 Cypress Ave., Ridgewood, NY 11385.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital, 1275 York Ave., NY, NY 10065, or the Hospice of Dutchess County, 374 Violet Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Jarett D. Quick at Libby Funeral Home, Inc., 55 Teller Ave., Beacon, NY 12508 (845) 831-0179.

To leave an online condolence, please visit Libbyfuneralhome.com

Date Of Service
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Location Of Service
Beacon Hebrew Alliance 331 Verplanck Ave. Beacon, NY 12508

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  1. Jerry & Hope Bonanno says:

    Ellen & Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts.

  2. Pam Cowan says:

    Ellen and family,
    Please know that you have my deepest sympathy and my thoughts are with you. Only a great mother could raise the strong and smart daughter that you are, and I wish you and your family comfort during this tough time of loss.

  3. Ann and Jay Cherlow says:

    Stuart and family, we are very sorry for your loss. You will be in our thoughts.

  4. Martha and Joe Stacie Rebekah and Alyssia Shmokler says:

    We are sorry for your loss. We know that you will have wonderful memories of your mom/grandmother. WE are here at
    shul to listen or be here for you. Her soul will be for a blessing.

  5. Lois Y. Hughes says:

    Phyllis worked with me for 21 years at South Avenue School, it was an honor and privilege knowing her. My condolences to the family during this difficult time.

  6. Rhonda A Bugg says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I hope that your loving memories of Mrs. Ginsberg provide you with comfort. She was a wonderful woman and very highly regarded.

  7. Jerry & Laura Jacobs of Rockville MD says:

    Stuart, we are shocked and grieved to learn of your beloved Mother\’s death. Our thoughts are with you and your entire family at this very difficult time. We hope that the pain you are experiencing now will soon be replaced by the happy memories of the years you shared.

  8. Shirley Goniatis says:

    Harold and Family, My sincere sympathy to you at this difficult time. Please know that that the wonderful memories you all hold dear will,in time, help to ease the pain of your loss.

  9. Christopher Sjoholm says:

    Stuart, Lisa and I extend our deepest sympathy to you and your entire family. A loss of one\’s parent is something we are never truly prepared to have occur. I hope you can find comfort in the many memories you can share amongst yourselves of her life and her interaction with you. If I can help you in anyway please know our door is always open, even if it just to stop by for a cup of coffee and a bagel, white fish and a schmeer. You are always welcome in our house.

  10. Susan E. MacDonald says:

    Dear Ellen and Family,

    I was so very sorry to read of the loss of your Mom. Unfortunately due to a prior commitment, I was unable to attend the service today. Please know that you are in my thought and prayers. I am on FB if you wish to be in touch. I can PM you my email address, etc. from there.

    Again my condolences,

    Susan E.MacDonald BHS \’76

  11. Stacey & Luis Viera says:

    Sending warm thoughts and prayers to your family. May your mother\’s memory be for a blessing.

  12. Elaina Palincsar says:

    My sister let me know of Mrs. Ginsberg\’s passing and regrets that she herself didn\’t know sooner so she could have attended the service. Dr. Ginsberg was always a support to us in our times of loss and I wish I could have given him the gentle smile and warm handshake he extended to us.
    Every blessing to you, the bereaved. I\’m sorry that you\’ve lost a special person so woven into your lives.

  13. Rita and Angelo Ferrara says:

    Dear Dr. Ginsberg,

    We wish you and your family peace in the loss of Dear Phyllis.
    We extend our deepest condolences and offer prayers for Phyllis, you and family.

    Rita and Angelo

  14. ella jedlicka says:

    To all the Ginsberg family:My heart aches for you. Your father and mother created the kind of bond that was to be admired and your Mother\’s death may have shaken the family, but your unity and love will keep you strong. Deep sorrow for your grief, and the warmest wishes to you Dr. Ginsberg.

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