Phyllis S Frishberg

August 3, 1931April 9, 2018

Phyllis Sandra Wohl Frishberg, a world traveler and proud member of the UFT, died on April 10 at Brightview Rolling Hills in Catonsville, MD at the age of 86. Born and raised in Bushwick, Brooklyn, NY, her parents were Manny Wohl, a NYC bus driver and Shirley Shindler Wohl, an office manager. Phyllis married young and was widowed young, to Stanley Frishberg, a teamster.

While in NY, she worked for Volunteers for Israel as an ambassador, served as a docent in the NYC Aquarium, was active in the New Way Democratic Club and the Littoral Society. She loved the theater, and she loved being in or on the water.

In her later years, she was a resident of Century Village in West Palm Beach, FL where she was active in the Drama Club, the Democratic Club, as treasurer for the Fishing Club and the Condo association, and as a volunteer in The Commission for Jewish Education, Palm Beach County, local theaters and political offices.

Ms. Frishberg was educated at Seward Park High School on the lower east side of NYC, graduated in 1945 and as a single parent, at the age of 50, received her Bachelor’s Degree in Labor Relations from Empire State College. On a work sabbatical, she studied art in Florence, Italy.

Phyllis traveled every summer, to the Catskills and across the country, and after retirement, she volunteered for 18 tours of duty with the Israeli Army through Volunteers for Israel. She traveled extensively in Europe, Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and South America.

She is survived by her sister, Barbara Beller, her children, Ellen and Marcie Frishberg, her many nieces and grandnieces and nephews and grandnephews, and her grandchildren, Shoshana Frishberg-Izzo, Ethan Gladding, and Hannah Frishberg.

A graveside service will be held at 10 am at Druid Ridge Cemetery, Baltimore, MD on Thursday, April 12, 2018. A memorial service will follow in Brooklyn at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Jewish National Fund Volunteers for Israel


  • Graveside Service Thursday, April 12, 2018

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