Obituary of Phyllis Carol Kordek
Phyllis Carol Kordek (nee Robinson), age 76, wife of James E. Kordek of nearly fifty-two years, passed away on June 6, 2022, after a courageous fight against pancreatic cancer. Born on March 3, 1946, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of the late Gaylor Elijah and Katherine Inez (nee Turner).
Phyllis graduated from Suitland High School and attended the University of Maryland. She worked as a stay-at-home mother raising her three daughters, as an office manager for State Farm and The Major Equipment Company in Bel Air, MD, and as a financial bookkeeper for Bel Air United Methodist Church. She loved her hobby of needlework and was accomplished in sewing and quilting. She delighted in sharing her God-given talent with others and gifted her traditional Christmas stockings, homemade clothing, and numerous blankets and quilts. She was a dedicated and faithful Christian who strongly declared her love for Jesus.
Phyllis is survived by her husband, James E. Kordek, of Little River, South Carolina; three daughters, Jennifer K. McMahon, wife of Sean McMahon, of Pinehurst, NC, Katherine M.K. Delaporte, wife of Billy Delaporte, of Southern Pines, NC, and Lindsay Kordek, partner of Jason Kelsh, of Aberdeen, NC. Phyllis adored her grandchildren and called them “her heart”—Murphy-Cait McMahon, Wren Delaporte, and Ezra Kelsh.
Phyllis is survived by her brother Gaylor Robinson and his wife Donna, her sister Pamela Bryson and her husband John, her sister-in-law Betty Robinson, and brother Glenn Robinson and his wife Debby. She is preceded in death by her brother Gerry Robinson. She has numerous nieces and nephews that she loved tremendously.
The family would like to send special thanks to her doctors and nurses at both Duke University Hospital’s Cancer Center in Durham, NC and McLeod Seacoast Hospital in Little River, SC. We are filled with immense gratitude for the doctors and nurses at the Hospice House in West End, NC. Their compassion for Phyllis and her family provided unparalleled comfort and care in her final days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend burial services at Washington Memorial Chapel, Route 23, Valley Forge, PA, 19481, on Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.. To honor Phyllis’ wishes, the family kindly requests that those attending the service dress casually and in “happy” colors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in her name to the FirstHealth Hospice at https://www.firsthealth.org/foundation-of-firsthealth/make-a-donation.
Online condolences may be made at www.bolesfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are being handled by both Boles Funeral Home in Southern Pines, NC, and R. Strunk Funeral Home in Phoenixville, PA.
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