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(April 3, 1946 – November 11, 2016)

Gwendolyn Joan Phillips, 70, passed away at home on Thursday, November 11, 2016. She was born on April 3, 1946 to the late Frank and Alma (Moore) Kochanowski. She married Raymond Phillips on August 23, 1969 in Aliquippa, PA.Gwendolyn worked in elementary education for 34 years and had a special love for her students. She loved the outdoors, especially the water, Traverse Bay and Les Cheneaux Islands. Gwendolyn is survived by her husband, Raymond.Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider hug a child or read to one.On line condolences can be left at smithminer.com