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“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Matt,Jess and Tommy, Bobbie talked about you all the time when we got together or talked...you were her...Read More »
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“God Bless You Ms. Phillips. I thank God for putting you in my life for 13 years. I enjoyed talking to you on 12/08/08. I enjoyed your X-mas card I...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Pearlie B. Johnson

“My thoughts are with all of Roberta's family- I can't put up my Christmas tree each year without thinking about Roberta and all of the fun that we...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Lorrie Crandall

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Dave and Lynn Baker ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Lynn Baker

“I worked with Roberta at #39 School until 1985. She was an excellent teacher and a very nice person. I choose to remember her retirement party in...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Betty Garner

“We want to express our deepest condolences to the entire family. We are sorry we are unable to attend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Ace Cole

“Matthew, Jess and Tommy, We are thinking of you and praying for you in the loss of your beloved Mother, Roberta. Bobbi was a wonderful Mom and...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Susan Phillips

“I was a colleague of Roberta for many years at School #39. I was unable to attend her retirement dinner in June, but now I wish I had found a way to...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: David Reilly

“To Roberta's family; Truly sorry to hear of Roberta's passing, Knew her through the City Schools and through Beth ( my aide at #1 school.) ...Read More »
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Irondequoit: Sunday, December 21, 2008 at age 62. She is predeceased by her father, Bernard C. Coons, Sr. Roberta is survived by her mother, Helen M. Coons; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew & Jessica Phillips; grandson, Thomas Bernard Phillips; one grandchild on the way; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bernard Jr. & Berhe Coons, William & Leslee Coons and Christopher & Sue Ellyn Coons, sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Ellen & Ken Gauntlett, Susan Goodwin, Beth & Phil Jerzak and Coleen & Jim Zingaro; aunts, Jennie Coons and Kathleen Cole; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews; many supportive friends. Roberta is retired from the Rochester City School District and a proud teacher at School 39. In Roberta’ s memory, “pay it forward”. Friends may call Friday, December 26th, 4-7 P.M. at Vay-Schleich & Meeson Funeral Home, 1075 Long Pond Road. A Celebration of Roberta’s Life will be held, Saturday, December 27th, 10 A.M. in the Funeral Home Chapel. Interment in held privately. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, (www.CurePC.org) 1111 Stewart Avenue, Bethpage, NY 11714 in her memory.

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