Phyllis (Sipel) Sklover, 87, passed away peacefully on February 9, 2019 at Salem Hospital. Phyllis was born on September 26, 1931 in Salem and lived her entire life there. She was the daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Sipel. She was the loving wife of Gilbert Sklover for 64 years. She was the sister of Sheldon Sipel and his wife Linda, and the late Samuel Sipel. Phyllis was a graduate of Boston University. She taught English in the Salem School system for many years and was passionate about her work. She was an active member and past President of the Sisterhood at Temple Shalom in Salem. Phyllis was an avid reader and completer of crossword puzzles, whose favorite summertime activity was sitting on her porch while enjoying a good book and bowl of cherries. Raised by her late Aunt, Eva Sipel, she is survived by her son Steven and his wife Patricia,and her daughter Susan and her husband Michael Grant. In addition she adored her four loving grandchildren, Andrew, Lindsay, Rachel and Jacob. Graveside service will be at The Sons of Jacob Cemetery,16 Buxton Lane, Route 114, Danvers, on Wednesday, February 13,2019 at 12:00 noon. Following services memorial observance will be at the home of Susan and Michael Grant until 8:00pm, and Thursday 4-8pm.In lieu of flowers remembrances may be made to Temple Emanuel Newton.com/Gift Giving/Preschool/R and H Grant Fund.