Phyllis Berger Corwin, 79, Formerly of Basking Ridge
- Deceased's name: Phyllis Berger Corwin
- Survived by: Stanley Corwin, husband; David, Steven, and Jim Corwin, sons; six grandchildren; Sheila Sugerman, sister.
Phyllis Berger Corwin of Pompton Plains, formerly of Basking Ridge and Westfield, died on Feb. 12. She was 79. Born and raised in Newark, Corwin earned a degree in home economics from Cornell University. She married her college sweetheart, Stanley Corwin, in 1952 and settled in Westfield. They later lived in Basking Ridge before moving to Pompton Plains. Corwin was a homemaker while her sons were growing up, and she was a Cub Scout den mother, a member of the Brightwood Association, and was crowned Mrs. Shackamaxon in a beauty pageant. Corwin also volunteered over the years at the Westfield Community Center, Children's Specialized Hospital, Morristown Memorial Hospital and the Basking Ridge Library. Later in life, she had a career as a travel agent with Fischer Brothers in Springfield. Corwin enjoyed singing with the Chansonettes, the Temple Emanuel choir and in several musical productions. She also played the piano and guitar and was an avid bird watcher and gardener. She and her husband traveled extensively in their retirement and sailed their boat, the Aquarius, down the coast to the Caribbean.