Phyllis H. Ulrich

July 21, 1940 - October 6, 2023

Phyllis Hammann Ulrich, age 83, passed away peacefully at her home in Hendersonville, NC on October 6, 2023. She was born on July 21, 1940, in Plainfield, NJ to the late Francis and Juanita Hammann.

After graduating high school, Phyllis received her certificate in X-ray Technology and worked as an X-ray technician at Muhlenberg hospital in Plainfield. On December 2, 1961, she married George A. Ulrich. Phyllis lived most of her life in Sarasota, FL where she worked for the Sarasota County Health Department and raised her 3 children, John, Kenneth, and Katherine. She loved to play tennis and always chose joy and happiness and had a wonderful laugh. She was a dog lover and volunteered with Southeastern Guide Dogs, also raising 26 puppies as a puppy raiser for the Guide Dog School.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband George, sons John (Melanie) and Kenneth (Sue), daughter Katherine, and grandchildren Ashley (Stephen) Miller, Melissa Ulrich, Samantha Ulrich and Aimee Ulrich.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Phyllis’ name to: Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto FL, Four Seasons Hospice of Hendersonville, NC, or the Alzheimer’s Association.

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  • November 27, 2023
    Melina Joiner says:
    Phyllis was a beloved neighbor of mine when I moved to Siesta Key in the early 80's. She was an awesome steward to all of her pets. I enjoyed our conversations so much. I'm sure her contributions will never be forgotten and will now carry on at the Rainbow Bridge.

  • October 20, 2023
    Patti says:
    Phyllis was such an awesome person! She shared her experience with pups and helped me understand their behavior! I will miss her so much especially her laughter and smile! She will be greatly missed!

  • October 13, 2023
    Carol Short lit a candle:
    Lit since October 13, 2023 at 10:41:34 PM

  • October 13, 2023
    Carol Short says:
    You taught me so much about dogs and they have been my pack, my family, and such a source of love and enjoyment. May the many dogs who preceded you be keeping you with love and fun. Sending you love and appreciation.

  • October 10, 2023
    Bob Schomp says:
    George: it has been several years since we have seen you on Siesta Key. But we fondly remember our many interactions and conversations with you and Phyllis, mostly about the dogs you were raising and ours. Both of you were a pleasure to see whenever we were walking around the Key. Our condolences to you on Phyllis’ passing. Bob and Nancy Schomp