The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

February 16, 2014

Phyllis A. Dickinson


Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — Phyllis A. Dickinson, age 83, of Conneaut, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at the Altercare at Nobles Pond in Canton, Ohio.

Phyllis was born in Conneaut, June 3, 1930, the daughter of Mike and Elizabeth Toth Bartone. She was a graduate of Conneaut High Class of 1948. She married her late husband Dean Dickinson on May 28, 1949 and resided in Conneaut her entire life.

She worked at the former Loblaws grocery store as a cashier for over ten years.

Phyllis was a member of Corpus Christi Parish and attended Mass at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church. She loved to roller skate with her husband and friends and enjoyed making Italian pizzelles.

As a child of 12, she returned to Italy with her parents for a short time. She volunteered many hours at St. Joseph Cemetery taking care of the flower beds and attending to graves of many people. Phyllis loved her dogs, and “Cheyenne” was her favorite.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Dean Dickinson in 2005; and an uncle, Bert Toth.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Thomas B. Dickinson; brother, Michael J. and Marianne Bartone of Conneaut; three sisters, Delores and Gene Garn of Erie, Pa., Antoinette and William Biggins of Bellevue, Ohio and Mary Jane and William Miller of Conneaut; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to a boiler problem mass has be moved.

Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 18th, at St. Francis Cabrini Roman Catholic Church, 744 Mill St., Conneaut. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Conneaut.

Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Phyllis to the Corpus Christi Building Fund.

Arrangements are being handled by RAISIAN FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 581 Harbor St., Conneaut, Ohio. Obituary and condolences at www.raisianfuneralhome.com and starbeacon.com.