Coralie Phaler

Obituary of Coralie B. Phaler

Coralie Boynton Phaler

GENEVA - Coralie Boynton Phaler, 89, died Wed. (Nov 17, 2010) at Geneva General Hospital. In honoring her wishes, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family, in Glenwood Cemetery.

Contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice.

The daughter of the late Lawrence A. and Mary Coralie (Rose) Boynton, she was born in Orange, NJ on Nov. 3, 1921, but had resided in Geneva for over 60 years. Coralie was a graduate of Miss Beard's School, Orange, NJ (now Morristown-Beard) in 1939 and William Smith College in 1943. An enthusiastic bowler in her younger years, she bowled for over 25 years in the Women's Seneca Lake League and served as the league's secretary for several years. After college, she was employed for a year at Shuron Optical Co. in Cost Accounting. From there, she moved to New York City and joined J.M. Mathes, Inc., an advertising firm, in the Market Research Dept. Coralie returned to Geneva after WWII, as a bookkeeper with Loeb, Rhoades & Co. Stockbrokers, for 10 years. In 1954, she married Richard H. Phaler, an insurance adjuster. He died in Dec. 1982. Coralie was a volunteer at the Geneva General Hospital's Mobile Meals Program and was a cashier in the Lobby Shop for many years. She was the Transportation Coordinator for the American Cancer Society, who arranged rides, through volunteer drivers, to various area hospitals for patient's treatments. Coralie spent over 20 years at the Linden Exchange, serving as sales clerk, its treasurer and on the Board of Directors. She was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, the Seneca Yacht Club, the Geneva Historical Society, Geneva General Hospital Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Finger Lakes Regional Arts Council, and a life member of the Geneva Free Library. In remembrance of Coralie, play a game of solitaire or rummy with a loved one.

Coralie is survived by a son, Jonathan H. (Elizabeth) Phaler of Geneva; daughter, Mrs. Tibbie (Gregg) Dell of Clifton Springs; step-son, R. Bradford (Ragnhild) Phaler, USAF Ret. of Cameron Park, CA; granddaughter, Jenna Louise Dell of Clifton Springs, several nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by her brother, Nathaniel A. 'Nat' Boynton in 1991 and sister, Helen B. (Hallett J., Jr.) Burrall in 2001.

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