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Obituary of Phyllis Weinstine
Phyllis Weinstine nee Bronstein, age 87, of Highland Park, Illinois, and Morrison, Illinois, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 7th, 2021. Loved daughter of the late Tille (Silverstein) and Harry Bronstein and cherished daughter-in-law of the late Tee (Saltzman) and Jack Weinstine. Beloved and cherished wife of Lester Weinstine. Loving and proud mother of Juli Shapiro, Debbie (Bob) Goldstein, and mother-in-law to Bruce Shapiro. Adored Nana to Sammi Shapiro (Sean), Mitch Shapiro (Taylor), Teddy Shapiro, Matthew Goldstein, and Bradley Goldstein. Brisket lady to Kipper, Kooper, and Otis. Phyllis was raised in Albany Park and was a graduate of Von Steuben High School. She attended the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Roosevelt University. After working as a social worker for the Cook County Department of Welfare, she devoted her life to her husband, family, and other meaningful causes. She helped pioneer the first nursery school in Morrison and was a founding and active board member of the Whiteside County Hospice. Because of her zest for adventure, she exposed her girls to worldly travels, which she and Lester continued to do throughout the years. Tennis was a big part of her adult life and she enjoyed playing socially and watching her girls compete. Additionally, she loved playing bridge, mah jong, and canasta, and threw beautiful dinner parties. Phyllis valued her friendships and the communities she established at Morrison Country Club, Rock River Country Club, Indian Ridge Country Club in Palm Desert, and The Birchwood Club. Her Jewish identity was an important aspect of her life and she held committee positions at North Shore Congregation Israel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Phyllis’ memory to the Jewish United Fund or Pediatric Cancer Foundation https://pcrf-kids.org/. Graveside service Monday, August 9, 1:00 pm at Riverside Cemetery, Sterling, Illinois.
1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Monday, August 9, 2021
1906 East Third Street
Sterling, Illinois, United States