Ernestine M. Phalen was born November 8, 1920 in Kempten, Germany, the daughter of the late Stephanie Roth and Ludwig Mayer.
On August 12, 1944 she married Albert J. Phalen, deceased, and they had two children, a son Albert L. Phalen of Bethlehem, CT and a daughter, Rosemary Hyman, deceased.
After serving 17 years as a manager of bookkeeping at Cresthill Industries, Inc., Yonkers, she retired and moved to Barryville to be close to her sister and brother-in-law. She attended St. Anthony of Padua Church, was a member of AARP and a member of the Highland Seniors, where she served terms as a treasurer.
She is survived by her sister Liselotte Hof; son Albert; grandchildren Jennifer, Albert and Benjamin; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hasting on Hudson, NY.
Donations may be made to American Legion Ambulance Service, 17 Collins Rd, Highland, NY 12732; or the American Cancer Society.