PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Ruth B. Phillips, of Providence, passed away peacefully on May 31. She was the wife of the late Milton Phillips. Born in Providence, she was the daughter of the late Anna and Joseph Gomberg, and sister of the late Milton Gomberg.
She was predeceased by her two sons, Gary J. Phillips of Kenmore, New York, and Paul E. Phillips, Sr. of Providence. She is survived by her daughters-in-law, JoAnn Phillips of North Providence, and Sharon Phillips of Kenmore, four grandsons, Paul E. Philips Jr. of North Providence, Michael Phillips and his wife, Sara, of Voorhees, New Jersey, Gary Phillips and his wife, Carrie, of Buffalo, New York, and David Phillips and his fiancé, Meghan, of Hamburg, New York, and four great-grandchildren.
Ruth was a salesperson for the Peerless Store in Providence for 22 years and Cherry and Webb for six years. She was a life member of the Jewish Home for the Aged, a member of the Majestic Senior Guild, Warwick Social Seniors, the Rhode Island Chapter of the International Women’s Club, and a member of the Meal Site at Temple Torat Yisrael.
Donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State St., #200, Providence, RI 02908 or American Cancer Society, 931 Jefferson Blvd, #3004, Warwick, RI 02886.