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Obituary for Gail E. Phillippi

Gail E. Phillippi of Sardinia, NY passed away on June 11, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Buffalo at the age of 83.

She was born March 11, 1937 in East Otto, New York a daughter of the late Arndt and Virginia Opferbeck. She was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Eden. She loved Arabian horses and was a member of the Silver Spur Riding Club. She loved her husband, children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and her church family.

Gail is survived by her husband of 58 years, Laverne I. Phillippi who she married on September 30, 1961 in Blasdell; her children: Mark I. (Flora Rose) Phillippi of Franklinville, Michelle (Daniel) Phillippi-Moran of Farmersville, Melissa G. (Sherwood) Levitski of Chester, SC and Steve (Phyllis) Swinarski of Reidsville, NC; also survived by 5 grandchildren: Amanda Phillippi, Jessica Brodie, Luke Phillippi, Steve Swinarski, Jr., and Mckenzi Cragg; 4 great-grandchildren with another on the way as well as many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sisters - Sharon Sickau and Sandra Eldridge.

There will be no calling hours. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be held in Sardinia Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 3487 North Boston Rd., Eden, NY 14057