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Phyllis A. Dormer

January 4, 1939 January 16, 2023
Phyllis A. Dormer
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Phyllis A. Dormer, 84, of Pottsville, passed away on Monday, January 16, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer.

Phyllis was born on January 4, 1939 in Pottsville, a daughter of the late Francis E. and Theresa (Postick) Stabinsky.

She was a graduate of the first graduating class at Nativity BVM, Class of 1956 and attended Holy Family College. Phyllis worked as a switchboard operator for the Southern Bell Telephone Company in Florida before moving back to Pennsylvania.

Phyllis was a member of St. Patrick R.C.C., Pottsville.

She devoted her life to caring for her family, pets, and friends and was loved and cherished beyond words. She was compassionate, kind, selfless, and an inspiration every day with her strength, beauty, and grace.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Frances Stabinsky Schroder; brother, John "Jack" Stabinsky; and pets: Maggie, Bo, Bailey, Harry, Franco, and Lil' Man.

Phyllis is survived by her husband of 63 years, Devlin W. Dormer, Jr.; daughters, Angelique M. Dormer, of New York City; Maria T. Dormer, of Frederick, Maryland; Christine A. Dormer and her husband, Christopher R. McQuillen, of Pottsville; and Jacqueline D. Dormer, of Pottsville; pets: Fluffy, Freddie, Tiny, Yogi, and Lucy

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 20th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 319 Mahantongo St., Pottsville, with Father Phil Rodgers officiating.

A viewing will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service in the church.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family request contributions in Phyllis' name be sent to: Hillside SPCA P.O. Box 233 Pottsville, PA 17901.

Lord-Bixler Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements.

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