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Irma Phillips

February 18, 1926 January 19, 2018
Irma Phillips
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Irma Phillips, 91

Lakeland- Irma Phillips, 91, recently of Lakeland FL, previously of Pembroke Pines, FL died of cerebral atherosclerosis on January 19, 2018 in Lakeland FL, after a lengthy illness.
Irma was born on February 18, 1926 in Ponce, PR to José Carlos Pedrogo, and Rosa María Pedrogo y Cordero. Married on June 3, 1950 in New York to Robert Phillips. She served as a secretary to the commanding officer at the naval air base in Antigua during World War II. She attended Pennsylvania College for Women (now called Chatham University) in Pittsburg, then Columbia University School of Optometry (where she met her husband) from 1948-1950, and practiced optometry in New York until her retirement in 2000.
Irma was a member and past president of the Business and Professional Women’s Club. She took a leadership role in the Lioness Club/Lions Clubs International in Deer Park, NY.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Robert, and is survived by 3 children Robert Phillips (Kathleen Connelly), Richard Phillips, Patricia Brand (John). She leaves 5 grandchildren, Adam Phillips, Tatiana Phillips, Nicole Brand, Ryan Brand, and Jordan Brand.
Viewing will be on Thursday, January 25, 2018 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Heath Funeral Chapel, 328 Ingram Ave., Lakeland. Funeral services will be Friday, January 26, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 210 W Lemon St, Lakeland, FL 33815.
The family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association ( in lieu of flowers.

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5:00 PM 1/25/2018 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/25/2018 7:00:00 PM
Heath Funeral Chapel - Tribute Center

328 S Ingraham Ave
Lakeland, FL 33801

Heath Funeral Chapel - Tribute Center
328 S Ingraham Ave Lakeland 33801 FL
United States





10:00 AM 1/26/2018 10:00:00 AM
St. Joseph Catholic Church

210 West Lemon Street
Lakeland, Fl 33815

St. Joseph Catholic Church
210 West Lemon Street Lakeland 33815 Fl
United States

Cemetery Details


Florida National Cemetery Final Resting Place

6502 SW 102nd Ave
Bushnell, FL 33513

6502 SW 102nd Ave Bushnell 33513 FL
United States

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