Phyllis Schyne Abrams
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Phyllis Schyne Abrams

ABRAMS: Phyllis Schyne Abrams passed away on Aug. 27, 2020, one week shy of her 95th birthday. She lost her beloved husband Milton, her greatest joy, 20 years ago. She was also predeceased by parents Maurice and Lillian Schyne, brothers Harold, Donald and Bernard Schyne, and sister-in law and dear friend Hilda Leff Critchlow. Phyllis was born in Columbus, Ohio and moved to Pittsburgh when she married her husband Milton in 1946. Phyllis is survived by her children Maxine (Jack) Farberow, Sharon Abrams and David (Judy) Abrams. She was grandmother to Lori Nemec and Lee (Audra) Selkowitz, Kimberly (Jason) Petrolo and Molly (Michael) Petruska, great-grandmother to Emerson Nemec and Hattie Petruska and survived by many nieces and nephews. Her favorite title was GG to her great-grandson Emerson. According to Emerson’s mom Lori, “[Her] sun rose and set by his every move.” A heartfelt thanks to nephew Fred Leff, who loved spending time with his Aunt Phyl and her him. Phyllis was completely devoted to family and brought joy to all she loved throughout her years. After raising her children, she spent many years working alongside her husband. Their life together included many times spent with family and dear friends, and friendships that lasted a lifetime. Service and interment were held at Beth Shalom Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Riverview Towers, 52 Garetta Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, Attention: Phyllis Cohen, in memory of Phyllis Abrams. Arrangements entrusted to the Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc., family-owned and -operated. Condolences for the family may be offered online at www.schugar.com.

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