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Phyllis Pack

October 2, 1940 — August 24, 2017

Phyllis L. Pack, 76, of Greensburg (Unity Township), died Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford, after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was born in Pittsburgh on October 2, 1940, a daughter of the late Ralph Pack and Lavina Yochum Pack.  She was a member of Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, Greensburg.  She graduated from Penn State University with a degree in journalism.  After briefly working for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, she moved on to the Greensburg Tribune Review where she retired as the Lifestyles editor.  During her career, Phyllis won several state and regional journalism awards. She loved traveling with her close knit cousins and friends and relaxing at her time-share on Bald Head Island, NC. She sat on the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra Board and was active with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art.  Phyllis is survived by her cousins, Frank C. Voelker (Marie), Vivian Ramey (Douglas), Lorraine Sarver (Edward), York Yochum (Nina) and Jack Stephenson (Judy); also, many special friends too numerous to mention.  Her initials were PLP and her father told that stood for “Pretty Little Princess”.  Family and friends will be received on Monday from 1-4 and 6-8 pm at Kepple-Graft Funeral Home, 524 North Main Street, Greensburg.  A funeral mass for Phyllis will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 am in the Blessed Sacrament Cathedral, 300 North Main Street, Greensburg.  Everyone is asked to please go directly to the church.   Interment will be private.  Those wishing to honor the memory of Phyllis may make donations to the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, 951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg 15601, www.westmorelandsymphony.org.  For online condolences, please visit www.kepplegraft.com


Charitable donations may be made to:

Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra
951 Old Salem Road, Greensburg PA 15601



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