Phyllis Stivers

Obituary of Phyllis L. Stivers

ROMULUS - Phyllis L. (Sereno) Stivers, 85, passed away Saturday (February 6, 2021) at Geneva General Hospital. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday (February 10), at the Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC, 28 Genesee St. Geneva. Phyllis' senior colleagues and friends may enter the funeral home early at 3:30 p.m. to offer their condolences. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thurs. (February 11), at St. Mary's Church in Waterloo. Burial will follow in Number Nine Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Phyllis was born on October 27, 1935, in Coudersport, PA, the daughter of the late John and Mary (Walaski) Sereno. Phyllis started her career at the Lincoln Rochester Bank in Geneva and then joined Avon Products as a representative. She was promoted to Regional Manager and earned Circle of Excellence recognition (top ten percent of United States) several times throughout her 40 years as a sales manager. She retired with 250 representatives working for her. She enjoyed gathering with friends and family for celebrations. Phyllis always had a good story to tell, greeted everyone she knew with an enthusiastic smile, and lit up the room with her warm personality and boundless energy. After retirement, Phyl spent some time at the lake with her husband Hank. They loved boating together. She then acted as corresponding secretary and publicity for Geneva Woman's Club and recording secretary for Geneva Senior Citizens. She participated as a member of the Catholic Daughters at St. Mary's of Waterloo and Sons of Italy Geneva. In her spare time she enjoyed boating on the lake, playing cards, and watching sports especially her kids and grandkids, the Syracuse Orangeman and New York Yankees. On a hot summer night, she could be found at her son's marina socializing with friends while listening to good music. Phyl had a passion for life and loved her family dearly. She is survived by her sons, Bob (Donna) Stivers of Waterloo and John (Kim) Stivers of Cincinnati, Ohio; daughters, Kelly (Mark) Oddi of Victor and Teri (John) Onderdonk of Rochester; sisters, Janet (Fred) Rudolph of Pittsburgh PA and Carol Ellenberger of Morgan Hill CA; grandchildren, Megan (Dan Scherbyn), Alyssa, John Henry (Jennifer), Shelby (Evan Urquhart), and Micha Stivers; Alison, Carly, and Mark Robert Oddi; Kelly (Andrew) Zona, Krista (Chris) Gugliuzza, John (Sharon) and Blake Onderdonk, Felisha (John) Sitar; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great, great grandchild; sisters-in-law, Sandy (Lee Amidon) O'Neil of Geneva and Carol (fred) Laun of Waterloo; several cousins, nieces and nephews. Phyllis was predeceased by her husband, Henry T. Stivers in 2010; brothers, Tom, Bob, and Bill Sereno.
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Wednesday
10
February

Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Palmisano-Mull Funeral Home LLC
28 Genesee St.
Geneva, New York, United States
Thursday
11
February

Mass

1:00 pm
Thursday, February 11, 2021
St. Mary's Catholic Church
35 Center St.
Waterloo, New York, United States
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