Celia Rose Phillips, 81

Celia Rose (Kalinowski) Phillips, 81, of North Coventry, wife of the late Gerald R. Phillips, passed away Wednesday September 21, 2022 at her residence.

Born in Hazelton, she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Stella (O’Brysky) Kalinowski.

Celia worked as a teacher in the Owen J. Roberts School District. She was a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary & Kindergarten Education in 1962.

Surviving is her son David Phillips; nephew Jason Kofman; and niece Susan Campbell.

Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Carol Campbell.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday September 28, 2022 at 12:00 PM at Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, LLC., 711 N. Franklin St., Pottstown, PA 19464. Burial will follow at Shenkel Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 11:00-11:45 AM at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Celia’s memory to Pottstown Cluster of Religious Communities at www.pottstowncluster.org.

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Aunt Ceil - You are now with Uncle Jerry once again. I will miss you terribly but the memories of our crepe brunches together and sending you postcards from my journeys will forever be with me. I know Mom gave you a huge hug when she saw you. Blessed Be - Rink

~ Rink Somerday Las Cruces, NM
10/26/2022 11:12:59 AM

David, I live out of state, and just heard of your loss. I am so sorry! Both of your parents were some of the most wonderful people I have ever known. I remember some barbecues in the backyard when I was young. Your mom was a frequent substitute teacher in my classes growing up and your Dad was my 4th grade teacher. When I lost my own mom, your parents were so helpful and supportive. They made that time easier to bear. I will always remember them both fondly. Know you are not alone in your grief.

~ Elizabeth (Swart) Harris Phillipsburg, MO
10/15/2022 3:40:48 PM

Dave, I am so sorry for your loss. May you keep her memory close. With deepest sympathy, Leigh Schofield

~ Leigh Schofield Pottstown, PA
9/28/2022 10:25:01 AM

Ceil was a dearly beloved friend to me for many years. She deeply cared for everyone she knew, and I will miss her terribly. I will miss our phone chats and visits in Cape May. Ceil will always be in my heart.

~ Carol Salinsky
9/27/2022 1:00:22 PM

May you rest in peace Bernice

~ Bernice Weiner
9/27/2022 10:34:55 AM

David, My sincerest condolences on the loss of your Mom. You know your entire work family is here for you if we can help with anything. The picture above says it all and I know you have so many memories of your Mom and Dad that will live on in your heart and mind. Take care of yourself, Judy

~ Judy Karaky
9/27/2022 8:59:41 AM

Ceil always managed to make me smile. She was part of our North Coventry Family.

~ GAYNEL DAUGHERTY Millersville, PA
9/25/2022 9:06:35 PM

I had the privilege of working with Ceil and Jerry during my time at North Coventry School. Ceil's smile was always present, and her cheerful attitude was always a blessing to those who knew her. Although I didn't get a chance to speak with her, I saw her Aug. 20....her smile was still there, and still "Ceil."

~ Kathy G. Billger Boyertown, PA
9/25/2022 4:00:36 PM

Ceil will be deeply missed by those who knew her. She was a wonderful friend of many years. RIP

~ Patricia Rantz
9/25/2022 10:32:50 AM