Phyllis Deal, of Hightstown, NJ, passed away Saturday, November 7, 2020 at the age of 83.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, she was a longtime resident of Hightstown, NJ. Phyllis was a Contract Administrator with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), now the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, before retiring.
She was a longtime congregant of Beth El Synagogue of East Windsor, NJ.
Phyllis was a world traveler, living all over the world including Japan, and Germany, and was proud of her command of the languages of the places she visited. She was a deeply spiritual person, and strove continually to improve her conscious contact with a G-D of her understanding. Phyllis had a rich and, oftentimes, ribald sense of humor, loved a good “zinger” and a deep belly laugh. Phyllis was deeply committed to helping animals, and owned dozens upon dozens of rescue dogs and cats, as well as a whole mixed menagerie over the years. Her passion for helping was not limited to animals, but extended to political causes, and she donated regularly to numerous charities, and organizations. Phyllis was a powerful and dynamic woman, an organizer, a community activist, and, to all who knew her, a force of nature. To her family and friends, the world will be less vibrant for her having left it.
Daughter of the late David and Rose Steinberg, she is survived by a daughter, Bari (Karl) Fauss, and a son, Elliot Deal.
Private funeral services and burial were at Beth David Cemetery in Elmont, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to APAW (Animal Placement Agency of the Windsors) http://www.apawpets.org or The Ironwood Pig Sanctuary
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