Phyllis Alamenciak Pihlblad

Phyllis Alamenciak Pihlblad, 75, a resident of the Rouse Suites, Youngsville, Pa., and formerly of Warren, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, at UPMC Hamot, Erie, Pa., after an extended illness.

She was born May 7, 1937, in Erie, Pa., to the late Charles and Helen Clapp Alamenciak.

She has resided in Warren since 1959. Phyllis was a 1955 graduate of St. Benedict Academy High School, and was a licensed beautician. She had been employed as a supervisor with the former Bell Telephone Co. and office manager of A Safeplace and Market Street Hearing Aid Center.

She was a former member of Our Lady of Victory Ro-man Catholic Church, Frewsburg, N.Y., where she was a catechism teacher and eucharistic minister and a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church, Warren, Pa., and their church Altar Rosary Society.

She was a member of the Russell Knitting Club, and a former member of the Conewango Valley Country Club, where she enjoyed golfing. She cooked gourmet style and gave demonstrations for the mothers club and The Post-Journal in Jamestown. She was an avid traveler, boater, fisherman, card player and enjoyed her social life. She had a great love for her cats. She was a strong and devout Catholic.

She is survived by her daughters: Robin Susan Anderson and husband, Duane, and Wendy Ann Pihlblad Wilkins and husband, Rodney, all of War-ren, Pa.; three grandchildren: Rodney William Wilkins and wife, Makala, Mariah Alyssa Allen and Arick Edward Allen.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard W. Pihlblad, who died Aug, 3, 2012, whom she married May 7, 1959, in Erie, Pa.

Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, from 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with Father James Gutting, pastor of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church. Entombment will be in the Mausoleum of the Ascension in St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made through St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or Shriners Hospital for Chil-dren, 1645 West 8th Street, Erie, PA. 16505. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting