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January 20, 1936 ~ August 17, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old
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Phyllis D. Villono
age 87, of Canton reunited again with her husband, Allan M Villono. Phyllis was born in Malvern, Ohio, a daughter of the late Philip and Hazel (Short) Shuchert, and was a Stark County resident her entire life. The 88 acres in Malvern, where she was born, was later sold to the YMCA by her father, and became Camp Telpahak. In 1954, Phyllis graduated from Lincoln High School in Canton, and in 1955 married the love of her life, Allan Villono. Raising four kids in a brick bungalow was an arduous task, but Phyllis managed to instill the morals and principles that provided a liberal upbringing in the days of no political correctness inspired by her independence spirit. On the less serious side, Phyllis was a catalyst for fun, an intellectual who loved books and games (always keeping the book of Hoyle close by), a challenger of wit and nonsense, and had an outspoken tongue that taught strength not weakness. Her hospitality with snacks, treats, and holiday gatherings made even the most cantankerous want to stop by for a drink, and a dose of Mrs. Villono. Though competitive by nature, her love and sacrifices for her family and grandchildren were those of the mother and matriarch that she was, and second to none. Her philosophy of life was based on a simple Christian biblical principal: “Do unto others as you would want done unto you.” She lived her life on her own terms. Her life was long, it was admirable, and it was fulfilling, but we are all sure that if she was to sum it up into a single epitaph, her response would be, “Whatever Babe.”
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Allan M. “Butch” Villono, on Sept. 13, 2012, her twin brother, Phillip Schuchert, another brother, Bruce Roberts, and two sisters, Pauline Hoover and Geneva Tack.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters and two sons, Vicki (Jeffrey) Allison, Tracy (Bill) Klingaman, Mark (Megan DelCorso) Villono, and Brian (Jennifer) Villono; ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas Allison, Justin Allison, Kandy (Tim) Dorsey, and their children, Zachary and Hannah, Allyson (Daniel) Brunner, and their son, William, Melina Villono, Leo Villono, Brian (Shannon Young) Villono, Nicco (Abby) Villono, Rocco (Hannah Daum) Villono, and Lucianna Villono; two sisters-in-law, Donna Schuchert and Judy Villono; numerous nieces and nephews, including a special niece, Mary Jo Schafrath. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her hospice team, “Harmony Cares.”
Private services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Formet-Clevenger & Gordon Funeral Home with Fr. Tom Bishop officiating. There will be no visitation. Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Phyllis’s memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 408 9th St. SW, Suite 3400, Canton, OH 44707. Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com