Phyllis G. Schabinger, 90, of Dover, DE and formerly of Smyrna and Middletown, DE passed away peacefully Monday, December 22, 2008 at Westminster Village in Dover, DE.


Phyllis G. Schabinger, 90, of Dover, DE and formerly of Smyrna and Middletown, DE passed away peacefully Monday, December 22, 2008 at Westminster Village in Dover, DE.

Born on November 13, 1918 in Havre de Grace, MD, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Susie Silver (Trimble) Greenwood.

In 1939 Phyllis graduated from Salisbury Teacher’s College in Salisbury, MD and taught elementary school for more than 40 years.  She loved working with children as a teacher and in 1970, was selected as the State of Delaware Teacher of the Year.  This honor was greatly treasured by Phyllis as her greatest accomplishment.

Mrs. Schabinger loved reading, completing crossword puzzles, flower and vegetable gardening.  She spent many hours knitting and working on needle point.  She enjoyed playing the organ and piano, playing bridge and was active at Old St. Anne’s Church.  Phyllis and Ed were well known within the community and were loved and respected by many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 65 years, Edward H. Schabinger on November 1, 2007.

Mrs. Schabinger leaves many cherished memories to her devoted son, John Schabinger and his wife, Charlinda of Prior Lake, MN and a sister, Laura Gouge of Sewickley, PA.

Funeral services will be held 10 am on Saturday, December 27 at Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, 212 N. Broad Street, Middletown, DE where family and friends may visit one hour prior to services.  Interment will be private in Old St. Anne’s Cemetery, Middletown, DE.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the American Diabetes Association, DE/Eastern Shore Office, 100 West 10th Street, Suite 102, Wilmington, DE  19801 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY  10016

Arrangements by Daniels & Hutchison Funeral Home LLC, Middletown, DE.

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