Renee Phebus Marcinkoski of Davie, FL, died Sunday, June 20, 2021 at Westside Medical Center, in Plantation, FL. She was born at Bethesda Naval Hospital, MD, on November 2, 1953, the daughter of Donald E. Phebus and Louanna Gilbert Phebus. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Ronald Marcinkoski; her father, Donald E. Phebus of Frederick MD, stepmother, Simone Phebus; two sons, Aron and Jason (Kate Were) and one daughter, Lisa (Robert Mark); granddaughter Ayla Mark and 2 grandsons, Brayden Mark and Sean Marcinkoski; sisters, Julie Menke Gil and Laura Bromfield, and stepsisters, Tangie Gilbert Joyner and Tina Gilbert Ausherman; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
While raising three children, Renee pursued her dream of becoming a nurse. She took courses part time at the local community college earning an AA. After receiving a scholarship to American University in Washington, D.C. she received her BSN in 1988. Initially she was hired as a staff nurse at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital in Rockville, MD. In 1992 she was named the Best Clinician of the Year and in 1993 she was named Nurse of the Year. She became oncology certified in 1995 and subsequently became Head of the Medical/Surgical Oncology and IV Therapy Units. In 1998 she was hired by Northridge Medical Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL as their Director of the Medical/Surgical unit. She subsequently managed the Out-Patient Surgery, Out-Patient Chemo Infusion, Endoscopy, and Telemetry units. In 2007, she became Nurse Manager of the Gynecology and Urology departments at the Cleveland Clinic of Florida (CCF) in Weston, FL. She served at CCF until her disability retirement in 2015.
Renee was inducted into both the Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Fraternity and the International Honor Society of Nursing. Over her career she has received numerous awards and recognitions from her employers, and countless accolades and letters of appreciation from her co-workers and, especially, her patients.
She was known for her compassion, intellect, diligence, and quick wit. She loved watching the sporting events of her children and grandchildren including baseball, football, women’s softball, swimming, cheerleading competitions, soccer and gymnastics. She enjoyed reading, cooking and communicating with friends and relatives via Facebook and Instagram.
The time and place for celebrating her life are yet to be determined. Arrangements by T.M. Ralph Plantation Funeral Home