Rolly J.Phillips died unexpectedly 15 November 2015 in Salt Lake City, UT. She studied Classics at Bryn Mawr College, from which she graduated summa cum laude in 1965. A Fulbright Scholar in Classics at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, England, from 1965 to 1967, she received her Ph.D. in Classics from Harvard University in 1971. Rolly then had a long career teaching Latin and Greek. She held positions at Yale University, at Barnard College, and, from 1981 to 2009, at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in New York City. She is survived by two sisters and three brothers.