Dansville Central School Superintendent Paul Alioto made the following announcement on the school’s Facebook page:
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I’m very sad to share the news that our long time Varsity Cheer Coach, Phyllis Greene passed away this morning after a long illness. Phyllis was an extraordinary example to our girls. For 21 years she taught life lessons and modeled the characteristics of perseverance, determination, competitiveness and forgiveness. Phyllis played a transformative role in the lives of so many young women and helped them grow into the fine people they are today.
Phyllis served honorably on the Board of Education from 2001-2007. In this role, she acted in the best interests of all Dansville students.
Phyllis was a proud ambassador of Dansville Schools and a fierce advocate for the sport of cheerleading. She made great sacrifices to achieve the highest aspirations for the girls and the Dansville community. Phyllis will be remembered as one of our greatest coaches. Under the leadership of Larry and Phyllis Greene the Mustang Cheerleaders won countless invitational tournaments, 12 League Championships, 5 Sectional Championships, 1 NYS Championship and 1 National Championship.
Phyllis shaped the hearts and minds of hundreds of girls over her coaching career. She held herself and her girls to the highest standards of character and performance. We owe a debt of gratitude to Phyllis for her life’s work and we will honor her by living up to her high expectations.
Calling hours: Friday, February 1, 2019 from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at Four Square Church in Dansville.
Funeral service: Saturday, February 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Four Square Church in Dansville.