Mimi Mary Phillips, Hill Section of Scranton, passed away late Friday in the Hospice of the Sacred Heart Inpatient Unit, Dunmore after a long battle against cancer. She was the wife of Mark Phillips. The couple had been married for 27 years.
Born in Olyphant, she was the daughter of Lorraine Spolsky Tomaskevitch of Olyphant and the late John Tomaskevitch. She was a 1983 graduate of Bishop O’Hara High School, attended the Governor School for the Arts and Wilkes University and was a graduate of Marywood University, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She had been employed as a graphic designer and art director. Up until her passing, she was a real estate professional helping with her family’s properties, operated an online store of home furnishings, and most importantly, was a mother. She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church.
Mimi loved gardening, wine, Victorian homes and Candy Crush Saga. She was a supporter of the arts, and a self-proclaimed fine conversationalist. She was also an active member of the Prescott Elementary PTA.
Also surviving are her two children, son Maximillian and daughter Mercedes, both at home; brothers Jerry and his wife Marie of Peckville and Gary of Dickson City; her mother-in-law Jeannette; nieces Elizabeth and Autumn; nephews Michael, Bryan, Richard and Parker Phillips, and Andrew Tomaskevitch. She was preceded in death by brother John “Jack” Tomaskevitch and sister-in-law Diane Tomaskevitch.
Mimi wanted to thank her friends Heather Kulick, Kate Cobley, Suzie McCabe, Lori Barrett and the rest of her friends who gave her strength and support during her illness.
All attending the funeral are asked to go directly to the church, and are encouraged to wear bright colors in honor of Mimi’s life.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10am in the Immaculate Conception Church 801 Taylor Ave..
Friends may call Tuesday from 4-7 pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home, 1401 Ash St.
Interment, Dunmore Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting memorial contributions be made to Act Out Theater Group, 408 Main Ave., Taylor, PA 18517, for scholarships in her honor for prospective performing artists.
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