In Memorial

Phyllis Galanter

Date of Death: April 20th, 2021
8 Iyar 5781


Phyllis Celia Anker Galanter, 91, of Northbrook, loving wife of 71 years of Jules Galanter, daughter of Minnie Kushner Anker and Abe Anker, loving mother of Mickie (David) Applebaum, Joan (Matt) Lewin and Bill (Noreen) Galanter. Cherished Nana of Danny (Katie Martin-Browne) Lewin, Amy (Trent Fredrickson) Lewin, Jenny Lewin, Andy (Sophia) Applebaum, Alyssa (Danny Benedict) Applebaum, Betsy Applebaum, Nina and Allison Galanter and Kayla Mandel. Treasured great-grandmother of Gabriel Lewin. Dearest sister of the late Norman (Anita) Anker and adored cousin of Chelo Frost. Phyllis grew up in Hyde Park and was a member of Alpha Lambda Phi sorority at Hyde Park High School. She and Jules met at U of I - Navy Pier, married in 1949 and raised their family in Morton Grove. Phyllis began as a temp and ultimately became CEO at Debbie Temps and was an admired role model and friend to her 5000 employees at 8 branches. In 1993, she was honored with YWCA's "Woman on the Move" achievement award presented by Betty Friedan. Phyllis was active in many civic and charitable organizations, leaving behind a legacy that will continue to be honored by her family. Donations in lieu of flowers, may be made to Hadassah, Private graveside service. Please attend via live stream Fri, 4/23 at 1:30 PM. For the link to view the service, shiva information and to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, or (847) 255-3520.

Service Information

Service : Friday, April 23rd at 1:30 pm
Service Location: Shalom Chapel Service - Shalom Memorial Funeral Home

May Her Memory Be For A Blessing

You are invited to view the funeral service of Phyllis Galanter which will take place on Friday, April 23 at 1:30 PM by clicking on the link below.

Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

Shiva Information

Shiva is private.

Notes of condolence may be sent to:
Mrs. Joan Lewin
945 Fountain View Drive
Deerfield, Illinois 60015

40 Wall Street
New York, New York 10005

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Guest Book & Memories

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April 23rd, 2021

In all of my memories of her, Phyllis is always smiling and speaking gently -- arms open for a hug.
She even employed me for a short time in 1975 ( I was 9 months pregnant) at Debbie Temps.
My thoughts are with your family at this difficult time.

~Nancy Kellman
~cousin, Evanston


Yahrzeit Dates For Phyllis Galanter

Tradition directs us in the evening before the Yahrzeit dates listed below, the anniversary of our loved one's day of death, we are to kindle a candle in our homes as a reminder of their place in our hearts.

Gregorian Date
8th of Iyyar 57825/9/2022
8th of Iyyar 57834/29/2023
8th of Iyyar 57845/16/2024
8th of Iyyar 57855/6/2025
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