Phyllis M. Gottung


Phyllis M. Gottung, 91, passed away on Friday, September 13, 2019. Born in Gloversville, NY on June 26, 1928, she was the daughter of John and Luella LeVarn. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School.

Phyllis was an active member of Saint Francis Church and then Sacred Heart Church in Gloversville for 70 years. She was a volunteer for the Fulton County Literacy Group and taught many adults how to read. She and her husband were members of the Lions Eye Institute and transferred eye donations to the hospitals. They also delivered Meals on Wheels to needy seniors. After moving to Ballston Spa, Phyllis continued her volunteer work and was a founding member of Noah’s Attic, organizing and helping many families in need. Through Noah’s Attic, she became a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa.

Phyllis had a strong faith and taught her family to respect and treat others how you would like to be treated. Her family was her greatest joy and she treasured the time she spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her beloved husband Marshall “Mickey” Gottung, sister Jean Findley, and grandsons Christopher and Matthew. Phyllis is survived by her children Gregory Gottung (Carole), Catherine Hogan (Charles), John Gottung (Michele), Carol Brown (Steven), and James Gottung (Jennifer); grandchildren Marshall (Jess), Beth, Meghan (Marc), Daniel (Laura), Jonathan, Tara (James), David, Jordan, Catherine, Scott, Emma and Abigail; great grandchildren Mackenzie, Daniel, Isabelle, Joseph, Sam, and Brayden; nephew Richard Russo (Barbara) and great nieces Emily and Kate.

Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, September 17 at Christ Episcopal Church, West High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.

To honor Phyllis the family would ask that anyone who reads this perform an act of kindness.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ Episcopal Church

Guest Book

Kathryn Avery

I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember her for her graciousness to everyone. Try to find comfort with the fact that she is with God in no pain and at peace. Someday you will meet again.

Michele Brisson

Carol, I was so sad to learn of your Mom's passing. Meeting her at Double Day and cutting her hair for years. Thank you for bringing her to my salon and always enjoyed you and her, she was an amazing lady. May God have a special place for her.

Alex Isabella

Dear Greg, Carole, Cathy and family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Although it has been quite some time, I have fond memories of Mickey and Phyllis

Roger and Trisha Johnson

Our deepest condolences to the entire Gottung family for the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

We both had the utmost pleasure of working with Phyllis at Sears in Gloversville for many years. Phyllis was a hard worker, a wonderful boss, and just a great lady. It's no surprise, then, that she was loved and respected by all of her co-workers. Phyllis will certainly be missed and loved by so many!

We are very sorry for your loss!
Roger and Trisha Johnson

Colleen Unger

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our hearts and prayers are with your family at this time.
Colleen Unger, Butch Mitchell & Ashley Rose Unger

Dominic Wong

Dear Greg, Carole, Cathy, Charles, John, Jimmy, Carol and the rest of your family members,

My deepest sympathy to all of you for your mom's passing.
I do not know why the name Gottung came up in my mind suddenly yesterday and found the message about Phyllis.
Fond memories with Phyllis, Micky and all of you during Christmas time in 1971, summer of 1972 and a brief visit in the winter of 1980. Phyllis and Micky treated me like one of their sons. You all treated me like one of your brothers.
I recall your lovely mother Phyllis packed my brown bag lunch every morning when I was working in the Gloversville Mills. Visiting the cemetery and delivering clothes to customers with your caring father Micky in his CroSen Truck....
God picks His beautiful flowers to decorate His Heavenly Garden according to His time.
Our prayer to all of you and all your loved ones.

Dominic and Hera
Pleasanton, California

Brian and Jeanette Seeley

Greg and Family
Sorry for the loss of your mom. Were thinking of you at this difficult time.

Terri Stewart, Synakowski, Capasso, Stewart

Hey Carol Gottung, Saltsman, Fancher, Brown,

I was so saddened to read about your mother’s passing. Such a lovely lady. I just want you to know I am thinking of you and your family as you move forward. I have thought of you often since the good old Knight Oil days and hope all is well with you.

Terri Stewart, Synakowski, Capasso, Stewart

Jill Satterlee-Cassaro

Greg, Carol and Jim - On behalf of the Satterlee family, we extend our deepest sympathies to your family on the loss of your mother. Gene wanted everyone to make sure that your family knew that we were thinking of them at this sad and difficult time. Hold your memories and please know we are thinking of you - The Family of Gene Satterlee, Gloversville NY

Cindy Susi

Dear Carol, Steve and Family:

Our deepest condolences to you and your family for the loss of your Mom. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sending our love,
Cindy and Frank

Daniel Hogan

We will miss you Grandma Phil, but will never forget the warm and gentle affection that you bestowed on everyone you met. Give Grandpa Mick a hug from all of us.

Michele and Wayne Hutchins

Our deepest sorrows and regrets to the family at the passing of your dear mother.. Our hopes that you will find peace in knowing she is rejoicing with family and friends. Most of all she is in an everlasting kingdom much better than ours.. We love you Greg and Carol.....

Billy Vail

Dear James (Jimmy),

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your Mom.

Rick Fallis

My condolences to the Gottung family I did not know your mom but she raised good kids.
Rick

Georgiana Littrell

What a wonderful woman your mom was. Your parents were so nice to Rolly and I and made us feel like this was our home. Greg and Carol your beautiful mom is watching from above with Mickey by her side.

Lucille Unger

Prayers go out to you and your family in the passing of your Mother.

Patricia Capparello

God gained another beautiful Angel❤️

Fred & Donna Muhlberger

What a wonderful woman she was. She always had a smile and always stopped to talk. Love and prayers to all the family

Amanda Lupe

So sorry for your loss! Thoughts and prayers to Phyllis’ family.

Rebecca Hart

Phyllis was one of the most kindest and loving person I have ever met. Any time I saw her she always had a smile and a story to tell. I will miss all the little chats I had with her. May God love and keep her always.