Charlotte May Phares

Charlotte Phares, of Courtdale, formerly of Sweet Valley, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 after a long, hard fought battle with myelofibrosis.

She was born in Wilkes-Barre on November 6, 1945 and was the daughter of the late Robert A. and Edna Gould Glycenfer.

Charlotte graduated from Coughlin High School where she lettered in multiple sports. After marrying her beloved husband, the late Jerry Phares in 1965, she was employed by several factories before becoming a support person for people with mental disabilities. That included her being a life mentor for Nancy Padden until 2009.

In addition to her parents and her beloved husband, she was preceded in death by infant daughter, Marjorie Grace Phares, son, Jerry L. Phares, Jr., grandson, Zane Jerry Gabriel, sisters, Edna Yale and Roberta Telencho and her friend, Nancy Padden.

Charlotte is survived by children, Michele A. Gabriel (Brian) and James W. Phares (Michelle); grandchildren, Jessica M. Phares, Quin and Avery Gabriel; sisters, LaVerne Karavich and Evelyn Stepanski; brothers, Wayne, Robert, Ronald and Gary Glycenfer; many cousins, nieces and nephews; her loving Shih Tzu, Elmo.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:00 am from the Curtis L. Swanson Funeral Home, Inc., corner of routes 29 and 118, Pikes Creek, with Eucharistic Minister, Michael Fender, officiating.

Friends may call 2-4 PM on Sunday at the funeral home.

Interment will be in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Park, Dallas.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Medical Oncology Associates Prescription Assistance Fund, 382 Pierce St., Kingston, PA 18704 or if desired make blood and/or platelet donations with the American Red Cross.

The family would like to thank Dr. Bruce Saidman, the staff at Wilkes-Barre General Hospital outpatient infusion department and the staff at 5 East for the incredible care and compassion that was given to Charlotte.