Phyllis Robinson

Obituary of Phyllis J. Robinson

Phyllis J. Robinson, 84, of Wappingers Falls, NY, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on January 11, 2023 surrounded by her family. 

She was born February 1, 1938 in Coquille, Oregon, the daughter of Enno J. and Margaret A. Dornath.

She graduated from Myrtle Point High School.  After graduation Phyllis worked for her father at

Sturdi Bilt Toy Trucks and then for Acme Wood Products.

On December 27, 1958, she married John J. Robinson at St. Michaels Church in Myrtle Point, Oregon. Mr. Robinson survives at home.  After raising her four children, Phyllis went on to start her own business, Potpourri Creations by Phyllis.

She is survived by her children, Debra and Daniel Garlock of Wappingers Falls, NY, Brian J. Robinson of

Wappingers Falls, NY, Michele M. Giewat of Wappingers Falls, NY, and Kimberly and Christopher Griggs of Poughkeepsie, NY; grandchildren Sarah M. Robinson of Wappingers Falls, NY, Alex B. Robinson of LaGrangeville, NY, Karter C., Carsen K. and Kolten B. Griggs of Poughkeepsie, NY; and great -grandchildren, Kameron C. Robinson of Wappingers Falls, NY, Kaedyn K. and Khloe C. Whyte of Wappingers Falls, NY.

The Family wants to say a special thank you to Laura, Shannon, Dawn and Colleen for the excellent care and compassion they gave to Phyllis.

Everyone who was lucky enough to have had Phyllis be a part of their life, knew what a kind, caring, compassionate and nonjudgmental woman she was.  She will be truly missed by all.

Calling hours will be private.  Services will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at the Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery Mausoleum, South Avenue in Poughkeepsie, NY.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Phyllis to Hudson Valley Hospice Foundation, 80 Washington Street, Suite 204, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Straub, Catalano& Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. To send the family a personal condolence, please visit our website at

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Funeral Service

1:30 pm
Saturday, January 14, 2023
Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery
342 South Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York, United States
(845) 454-6020
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