- February 16, 1941 - December 1, 2016
- Johns Island, South Carolina
of Portia's Passing
- In lieu flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the
National Ovarian Cancer Coalition
2024 Academy Rd
Johns Island, SC 29455
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“Robin,I am so sorry for your loss. You are a reflection of the goodness of your Mom. I wish you & your family peace, love, and the comfort. May the...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Faith Kendrick - Tallahassee, FL
“Patty, So sorry that I never got to see you, but once, after my daughter was born in 1979, when Phyllis Sickles passed in 2000, I believe. I am...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Stewart - Charles Town, WV
“Portia had this awesome SMILE for everyone. Larry and I will never forget the time both our families were visiting Charleston and your mom said she...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Floraisa, Larry Isabel and Joey Mattivi - MD
“Ken and I are are so sorry for your loss. Portias smile will light up heaven.
4 of 9 | Posted by: Greta Pukl - MIDLAND, MI - Family
“My heart weeps for Portia leaving us and my heart leaps that she is sitting at the feet of our Father. Her infectious smile, contagious joy and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Luann Jordan - Charleston, SC
“Will be forever sadly missed as one of my dear classmates. Rest In Peace dear friend
6 of 9 | Posted by: Maryann Jones (Ruschak)
“I don't know what I would have done without Portia who was my "mom" while attending college in Charleston, SC. We had so many wonderful times! I am...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Melanie Uber - Uniontown, PA
“God has picked another flower for His garden. Portia was always an inspiration to me...her caring nature and loving smile would brighten anyone's...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Kathy McGraw - Charleston, SC
“I will miss this sweet, loving lady so much!
9 of 9 | Posted by: Alice Lanham-Reeves - SC
Portia Ann Pukl Wood Phillips, age 75 of Johns Island, SC, passed away on Thursday, December 1, 2016, peacefully in her home. A Celebration of Life will be held, Saturday December 17, 2016, at 11 a.m at Seacoast Church West Ashley Campus, 2049 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC 29407. Inurnment will take place in the spring of 2017 at Arlington National Cemetery.
Portia was born in Meadowbrook, PA to the late Frank J Pukl and Lois L McClintock Pukl on February 16, 1941. She attended South Union High School in Uniontown, PA. In 1987, she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania. She was a teacher in Charleston County Schools for nearly 20 years. She was an active member and volunteer at Seacoast Church Johns Island Campus, and Seacoast Church West Ashley food bank. Friends and family were a passion of Portia's and her dedication to her Lord and Savior was an inspiration to all she knew.
Portia is survived by husband Kenneth W. Phillips of Johns Island, SC; her brother, Richard W. and wife Marcia L Pukl of Uniontown, PA; her son, LTC Dean W. and wife Midori Wood of Honolulu, Hawaii; daughters, Robin A. Wood and husband William Spillias of Tallahassee, FL and Rachel L. Wood and husband Daniel Sloan of St. Leonard, MD; stepson, Cmdr. Scott K and wife Anneta Phillips of Beltsville, MD; grandsons, Zachary and Hunter Sloan, and granddaughters Gabriella Spillias and Tabitha Phillips; niece Amy Pukl; nephew Joshua and wife Shannon Pukl; numerous close relatives and friends. She is predeceased by her brother, Frank J Pukl, III and her infant daughter, Rebecca L. Wood.
The family wishes to thank all of those who lovingly cared and prayed for Portia during her brave battle with ovarian cancer for over seven years.
In lieu flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, www.ovarian.org or Seacoast Church Johns Island Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island, SC 29455.