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Phyllis Aline Lundberg
July 6, 2023
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Phyllis Aline Lundberg of Pearl River, NY passed away peacefully at home on July 6, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Queens and raised in Baldwin, NY, she settled in Pearl River, NY where she led a long and happy life. Phyllis was always an advocate for advanced education and met her husband David William Lundberg in 1956 while she was attending Barnard College and he was at Columbia University. They were married shortly thereafter and enjoyed 57 years of marriage prior to Dave’s passing in 2014. She is survived by her three sons and daughters-in-law Douglas and Kate (Reddy), Kenneth and Linda (Cernak) and Eric and Alexandra (Yennella), and her brother Douglas Cowan. She also leaves behind her cherished granddaughter, Alyssa, and many nieces and nephews.
After raising her children, Phyllis earned her CPA, which was followed by a long career starting with Sears, continuing at Lord and Taylor, and culminating at the Museum of Modern Art as their controller.
In addition to being an avid reader, master gardener, and a lover of all puzzles, Phyllis was above all a family person who treasured every holiday and family get together over the years, entertaining with many home-cooked meals. She also enjoyed many trips to the Jersey Shore, North Carolina and New England, as well as cruises to the Caribbean and Nova Scotia. No trip to New England was complete until she had devoured every lobster in her path. She especially enjoyed organizing the family’s annual picnic every summer at the Boscobel House and Gardens where the family enjoyed views of the Hudson River and many of Shakespeare’s plays. She will be remembered for her kindness to all who met her.
She will be sorely missed. At Phyllis’ request, there will be a private family ceremony followed by interment in the Pearl River Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phyllis’ name to the ARC of Bergen and Passaic Counties, 223 Moore St., Hackensack, NJ www.arcbp.com.