Bertha E. ‘Betty’ Phillips

Mrs. Bertha E. ‘Betty’ Phillips, 94, of Amsterdam, New York, passed away Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the River Ridge Living Center, LLC in Amsterdam.

Born on July 15, 1923, in Amsterdam, New York, the daughter of the late Walter and Blanche Donahue Jones. She was a lifelong resident of Perth, New York and was a graduate of the Perth High School. Betty was employed for a number of years by the Mohawk Finishing Company in Amsterdam. She was a member of the Broadalbin Presbyterian Church and she was also a former member of the Broadalbin Seniors Group.

Betty was active in camping with her granddaughters at “Phillips Grove” Campsite and enjoyed her trips to Florida to visit her son and her trips to Las Vegas.

On April 22, 1944, she married Gerald A. Phillips, who passed away on October 7, 1984.

Survivors include her two sons, Raymond W. (Judith) Phillips of Perth and Russell W. (Edward McDonald) Phillips of Pompano Beach, Florida; two brothers, Richard Jones of Perth and Robert Jones of Schenectady; a sister, Ruth Quinn of Gloversville; two grandchildren, Lisa (Chuck) Phillips-Baker and Kristel (Ed) Nordby, both of Perth; two great-grandchildren, Jenelle (Jeff) Peterson and Sydney Velazquez; a great-great-grandson, Waylon Peterson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends will be invited at a later date to attend a graveside memorial service to be held at the Perth Cemetery, 1855 County Highway 107, Amsterdam, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Betty’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam, NY. Please leave condolences online at