Phyllis “Penny” A. Meislik Obituary

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Phyllis “Penny” A. Meislik of Hermitage passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 26, 2019 in her residence. She was 76.

She was born in Chicago on July 1, 1942 the daughter of Morris and Jean (Price) Miller and was a 1961 graduate of Sharon High School. 

Penny had worked at the former Westinghouse and as an elevator operator at the former Sharon Store before spending the majority of her life as a devoted homemaker to her husband, children and grandchildren.

She enjoyed knitting, crafts; as well as, spending time at the senior center and cheering on all the Pittsburgh sports teams.

Penny was a member of Congregation Rodef Sholom, Youngstown and previously a member of the former Temple Beth Israel, Hermitage 

Her husband, Howard Jules Meislik, whom she married on News Year’s Eve in 1967, passed away April 8, 2011.

Penny is survived by her three daughters, Miriam (Michael) Lee of Pittsburgh, Hannah Holmes of Butler and Myra (James) Ryder of Shaker Heights, Ohio; five grandchildren, Samuel Austin Lee, Charles and Kelly Holmes and Lachlan and Keegan Ryder; her brother, Jay (Lillian) Miller and by her sister-in-law, Judy Greenberger..

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents and by her son-in-law, Charles Holmes.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 28 at 11:00 a.m. at the Sample-O’Donnell Funeral Home, 555 East State Street, Sharon with Rabbi Joseph P. Schonberger, officiating.

Friends may visit with the family beginning at 10:30 a.m. until the start of the service at the funeral home on Thursday, March 28.

Burial will follow at Temple Beth Israel Cemetery, Hermitage.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Shenango Valley Senior Center, 220 N. Buhl Farm Drive, Hermitage, PA 16148.

To sign the guestbook for Penny’s family, please visit

A television tribute will air Thursday, March 28 at the following approximate times: 6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.

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