CARVER, PHYLLIS P.
Of Whitehall, formerly of Brookline, on October 18, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Bill Carver for over 54 years. Loving mother of William Carver, Regis (Cristina) Carver and Dennis (Lisa) Carver; devoted grandmother of Mat (Elizabeth), Tim (Jessica) Carver, Jaclyn (Andrew) Kaupinis, Andy and Ally Carver; dear great-grandmother of Max, Conner, Caden, Austin, Mason, Maria, Owen and Chase; also survived by many nieces and nephews, with a shout-out to John and Jan Carver, who became an important part of her life after Bill passed away.
Family and friends will be received at the Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home, 1065 Brookline Blvd., 412-561-0380, on Friday only, 1-3 p.m. and 5-8 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.
After marriage, Phyllis left her life and Oakland, and moved to what became her community of Brookline in the South Hills. She worked locally in the Neighborhood Job Corps for two years. She and Bill ran the Brookline Community Center for years in the sixties before turning the property over to the City of Pittsburgh for $1.00. She served as secretary of the Brookline Chamber of Commerce for 13 years, and was the initial president of the Brookline Little League Auxiliary for 5 years, running the refreshment stand operation for 7 years. Phyllis was active in the Resurrection Church in Brookline for 50 years. served on the PTA, and was President of the Women’s Guild for 2 terms. She and Bill initiated and ran the Ressi Fun Flair for 5 years and ran the church travel club for 17 years. She received the Bishop’s Eucharist Award for her many years of service and work for Resurrection Church. Phyllis was past president of the Pittsburgh FOP Women’s Auxiliary, was a State Representative of the FOP for 6 terms, and worked nationally for the benefit of the FOP. A Democratic Committee Woman for over 40 years in Brookline and in Whitehall, Phyllis ran and was a consultant in numerous political campaigns for candidates at the local, city, county, state and federal levels. With 27 others, she helped form the South End Active Democrat (S.E.A.D.) organization and served as president for 20 years, leaving it a political force in the South Hills. Phyllis worked for and retired from the Allegheny County Department of Development. Her crowning achievement was forming the “Mixed Nuts” with all her friends and family for travel, entertainment and enjoying great times together.
Memorial contributions may be made to Brookline Meals on Wheels, 933 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226
Brookline Meals on Wheels
c/o St. Mark Lutheran Church, 933 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh PA 15226