Phyllis Jane Oravec (Hoffman) 85, resident of Joppatowne, died August 13, 2023. Born on February 2, 1938, in Johnstown, PA., daughter of Thomas and Irene (Beatty) Hoffman. Survived by two brothers: Thomas 0. Hoffman and wife Sandy of Arkansas, and Larry C. Hoffman and wife Rosemary of Red Lion PA. Phyllis was a devoted and beloved mother of Tammy Lynn, wife of Stephen Kaminski and son Daniel Allan Oravec. She is survived by three grandchildren: Anthony (Tony) Kaminski and wife Amanda (Bocek), Amanda (Mandy) and husband Joshua Newcomb, and Daniel Austin Oravec and one great-grandson: Jackson Anthony Kaminski.
Phyllis graduated from Westmont Hilltop Highschool in 1956 and in 1974 from Harford Memorial Hospital LPN nursing program in Havre de Grace, MD.
After working a short time at Harford Memorial Hospital in a Medical Surgical unit, Phyllis worked in the newborn nursery at Franklin Square Hospital. After retiring from nursing, she worked as an exit greeter at the Abingdon Walmart.
In the past Phyllis enjoyed bowling, making various crafts, designing, and sewing raggedy-Ann and Andy stuffed dolls, animals, western vests for children, and hand quilted bedspreads. She participated in many craft shows and sold many of her crafts under her business name "Clowning Around". Not only was she creative but had a special sense of humor. She would create and send personalized greeting cards to those she loved. She was always making us laugh and creating memories that her family still laughs at many years later!
Phyllis enjoyed people and especially had a heart for children. She made many friends at her various places of employment and was fond of the Walmart customers she met.
Phyllis was also an animal lover. She always had a pet dog and/or cat throughout her life. She fed and provided water for the birds and squirrels in her backyard.
Throughout her life and especially while living alone, the Lord provided for her and protected her. After praying with her, to the Father through Jesus Christ, for her salvation, it is reassuring to know that she is no longer in pain and is with Jesus now in heaven in peace. Praise to God for His mercy and long suffering as He waits for us to come to Him, believing in Him and repenting from our sins.