Longtime Rumsonite Phyliss Amses died on Sept. 25 at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank from an undetermined cause. She was 89.
Born on Nov. 6, 1931 in Bayonne, to Irvin and Sophie Gershman, Phyliss graduated from Bayonne High School in1948. After that she worked as a supply clerk for the U.S. Army, a switchboard operator, and then as a seamstress at Flora’s Dress Shop after she moved to Rumson to raise her family.
Phyliss is survived by: her daughter, Denise Amses (husband Christopher Cosma) of Brooklyn; her son, Matthew Amses (wife Kathryn Cordes), of Manhattan; and her two grandsons, Julian and Gabriel Cosma.
Visitation was held at Thompson Memorial Home, Red Bank, on Oct. 1, followed by a graveside service at Mount Lebanon Cemetery in Iselin.