Gwendolyn (Phillips) Cook
(Phillips), 75, went to be with the Lord, Sunday, March 1, 2020, after a battle with COPD. She was born Feb. 8, 1945 in Johnstown. Daughter of the late Allen and Grace (Peffer) Phillips. She is preceded in death by brothers John and Walter Phillips and sisters Mary Ellen Phillips, Jean Dymetric, and Gayle Malcotti Gwen is survived by her daughter Kelli (Lou) Leonzio, Fountain Inn, SC; three grandchildren Erika Heming, Johnstown, Shannon Heming, Nanty Glo, and Drew Heming, Johnstown; special cousin Mary Ellen Cocho, former husband Clair "Skeet" Cook, Jr., Nanty Glo, and several nieces and nephews. She loved going to the casino, watching Big Bang Theory, her grandchildren, and her dog Cowboy. Gwen was a loving mother, NaNa, and friend. She was always friendly and when she cared for you she gave her entire heart. She will be forever missed by all that knew her. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Bowser Ondriezek Funeral Home, Nanty Glo, is in charge of the arrangments
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Barbara Barosky Kaschalk
Mar 24, 2020
I was saddened to learn of Gwennie's death. Her beauty was more than superficial. She had many sterling qualities - fair and reasonable, painfully honest, and more. She adored her family. May your good memories sustain you.
Sandra Casella
Mar 24, 2020
In shock, my mom just told me...I could share dozens and dozens of stories, but I was unable to mend our friendship and this offers one last opportunity to honor her memory. Gwen was an enigma, and loved by nearly everyone. My sincerest sympathies go out to her family and friends, want them or not, they are real! I loved that girl very much. My prayers for peace in your hearts as you take this all in during the following years ahead.