January 01, 1970

Sister Phyllis Gembarosky, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, died at the age of 77 on Tuesday, February 5, 2014. Sister was in her 60th year of Religious life.

Sister entered the Vincentian Sisters of Charity on September 8, 1954 from St. Dominic Parish in Donora PA. Sister Phyllis received a BS. Ed. with a major in Social Studies from Mt. Mercy College (Carlow) and a M.Ed. in elementary education administration from Duquesne University.

Sister was privileged to serve God’s children as a teacher and principal in the Dioceses of Pittsburgh and Greensburg in Pennsylvania, Mobile, Alabama, and Cape Gerardeaux, Missouri. In the fifty-four years that she spent in education, she touched the lives of hundreds of children and infants and this brought her much joy.

Sister Phyllis was a woman of many talents. She was a seamstress and was especially talented as an artist and painter. There are many people who cherish her paintings. She had a keen eye for the beautiful and would vocally thank God often for creation.

Sister was predeceased by her parents; Paul and Anna Drapp Gembarosky, her sisters Anne, Helen, Pauline, Cecilia, Lucy, and Regina and her brothers Edward, Paul, Joseph, and Gabe. Sister is survived by her sisters Clara McDonough and Martha Gembarosky of Baltimore Maryland and many nieces and nephews as well as numerous grand-nieces and nephews. Sister also leaves to celebrate her life, the many members of her religious community.

Family and friends will be received at St. Louise Convent, 8200 McKnight Road, Pittsburgh PA 15237 (formerly the Vincentian Sisters’ Motherhouse) on Friday, February 7, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be offered in the Chapel at St. Louise Convent on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow in the Sisters’ cemetery on the convent grounds.

Donations in memory of Sister Phyllis Gembarosky scn may be made to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, Office of Congregational Advancement, PO Box 9, Nazareth KY 40048-0009.

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  • liliann hennessey

    Your beautiful smile I will always remember the way you lit up a room,you will now light up heaven.

  • Charlotte Perry

    Rest In Peace Sr. Thank you for all you did for Michael and Gina at HRS. Gina just graduated in Early Childhood Education from Cal. Michael graduated from Duquesne Univ. as a Pharmacist. Your guidance at an early age truly encouraged them. God Bless.

  • Dwaine and Carrie Kromer and Family

    May God’s grace and blessings be Sister Phyllis and all who knew and loved her.

  • Cheree Lewis

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Sister Phyllis. God sent you to help the children, thank you for doing a great job with my Cody,now he has called you home yo be with him you are loved by all who knew you and are going to be missed by so many people.


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