In Memory of



Obituary for Evelyn Phillips


Japanese legend has it, human relations are predestined by a red string that the gods tie to the pinky fingers of those who find each other in life. The two people connected by this thread will have an important story, regardless of the time, place, or circumstances. The red string might get tangled, contracted, or stretched, as surely often happens, but it can never break.
I believe for almost sixty years this red string twisted and braided my parents' lives together and it became so strong even after my father's death this string didn't break. I think it was tied so tight that after 13 days after my father's passing that red string led my Mother right back to my Father. Richie and Evie were reunited Sunday, December 19, 2021.

Evelyn Phillips, 77 years of age, from Clark, New Jersey, passed away on Sunday, December 19th, 2021 at home. Evelyn was born on April 5, 1944, in Providence, Rhode Island. She was predeceased by the late husband Richard Phillips, Evelyn and Richard were married on Saturday, March 11, 1967, at St. Thomas Aquinas in Newark NJ.

Evelyn is survived by son Dr. Rodney R. Phillips, daughter-in-law Yvonne B. Phillips, daughter Alisa J. Rivera, late son-in-law Rudy Rivera Jr., son Darren R. Phillips, daughter-in-law Pam Andes-Phillips. Grandchildren: Alexandra Rivera, Xavier Rivera, Aliva Rivera, Aris Andes-Phillips, Sean Andes-Phillips, and Melody Andes-Phillips. Her sister-in-law Sheila Reese, brother-in-law, Jim Reese, late nephew Christopher Reese and niece Caitlin Konger and her husband Chad Konger their child Ivy Konger. Her brother-in-law Barry Phillips and wife Sue Phillips. Her brother-in-law William Kakstys and her late sister Jean Kakstys, nephew Clint Kakstys, Esq. and his wife Nikki Hudak, Esq., and nephew Jesse Kakstys.

"Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear” – Anonymous