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Updated: 04/05/2014 03:50:26PM

Phyllis M. Harris

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Phyllis M. Harris, 78, of Port Charlotte, Fla., passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her home in Port Charlotte.

She was born Aug. 6, 1935, to Irving and Sally Siegel in Chelsea, Mass.

Phyllis was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will forever be missed by all who loved and knew her.

She is survived by her husband, Lester Yanowitz; her daughter, Judy (Michael) Belitch of Port Charlotte; three sons, Arnold (Abbey) Harris of Lancaster, Pa., Michael and Joel Harris both of Spencer, Mass.; step-son, Irwin (Ellen) Yanowitz; 11 grandchildren, Jerry, Samantha, Daniel, Pamela, Philip, Lisa, Angela, Steven, Andrew, Adrienne and Zach; and her cousin, Ann Simon of Raleigh, N.C. Phyllis was preceded in death by her first husband, Phillip S. Harris.

A Graveside Service and interment will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, April 7, 2014, at Restlawn Memorial Gardens in Port Charlotte. Rabbi Solomon Agin will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Tidewell Hospice Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238 or Alzheimer’s Association, 4075 S. Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL 33952. Friends may visit online at to sign the memory book and extend condolences to the family.

Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Home Port Charlotte Chapel.

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