The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

September 11, 2013

Bernadette M. Phillips

Star Beacon

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Bernadette “Bee” M. Phillips (Svec), age 79, of Deep Creek, Fla., passed away peacefully Monday, Sept. 9, 2013, at Fawcett Memorial Hospital in Port Charlotte.

Bernadette was born in Willoughby, Ohio, on July 29, 1934, to Joseph and Anna Svec (Hudak). She moved to Florida 8 years ago from Pleasant City, Ohio. Bernadette resided for 12 years in Pleasant City, while spending her first 59 years in Northeast Ohio.

Bernadette will be remembered for her love of Bingo and her skill at crocheting.

She is survived by her daughters, Rebecca (David) Hakenewerth of Evansville, Wyo., and Roz Phillips of Tampa, Fla.; sons, Ronald Phillips Jr. of Eaton, Ohio, Richard (Cathy) Phillips of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Robert Phillips of Greenville, Ind.; sister, Margie (Steve) Palsa of Mentor, Ohio; brother-in-law, George Plavcan of Mentor Headlands, Ohio; and five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Bernadette was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Ronald James Phillips Sr. and sisters, Mary Svec, Helen Svec and Lillian Plavcan.

Interment will be in Ohio.

Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte. Obituary and condolences at

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