Phyllis Jacqueline (Shifrin) Rosen, age 77, joined the angels in the heaven above on April 1, 2019.
She came to her parents, Joseph and Sara (nee Plott) Bernstein, on March 17, 1942 in Indianapolis. She earned three degrees from The Ohio State University, a bachelors, a masters and in 1982, as working parent, earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree at age 40.
Phyllis served clients in a private psychology practice in Columbus, Bexley and most recently in Gahanna before retiring due to progressive Parkinson’s disease. Phyllis was also an accomplished award-winning artist who worked in various media, and displayed in many area art shows.
She traveled with her husband, Geno, to art workshops and psychology seminars around the country. She fulfilled a lifelong bucket-list dream of traveling with Geno to Israel before
Parkinson’s robbed her mobility. Though Geno and Phyllis had been together for 13 years, they only recently married in a Jewish wedding ceremony March 28, 2018 (civil non-sanctioned).
Remembering Phyllis is her husband Geno (Eugene) Shifrin; her daughter, Robin Lynn Rosen; her brother, Ronald Abraham Bernstein; triplet grandchildren, McKenzie, Madison and Alex Syring; and many other relatives and friends whose lives Phyllis touched, personally and professionally.
Graveside services were held April 7, 2019 at Green Lawn Cemetery. At the service, Areyeh Kaltmann (Chabad), a true friend, gave a stunning and touching talk, recalling the life Phyllis shared with Geno in love, support and commitment.
If you wish, make a tribute to your favorite charity in Phyllis’ memory, or to the Yitzhak Geno Joi Fund, (supporting special needs children), Columbus Foundation, 1234 E. Broad St., Columbus, OH 43205, also online at columbusfoundation.org (yitzhakgenojoifund3652).
Be sure to do at least one mitzvah in the memory of my beloved Phyllis elevating her treasured soul forever in the heaven above.