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Phyllis Rubin

Phyllis Rubin (Beckerman), 90, of Mequon, Wis., died Aug. 28, 2015. Born in the Bronx, she lived in Queens, Westchester, and Long Island before moving to Mequon last year. 

Mrs. Rubin began and ended her career as a social worker, last working for a senior center in Queens, retiring over 25 years ago. She had also been a Jewish day school and public school librarian as well as an elementary school teacher. 

She held a BA from Hunter College, New York, and received her master’s degree in library science from Adelphi University, Garden City, NY. She earned a second master’s degree in social work from C.W. Post College (now Long Island University-Post), Brookville, NY. 

She was a past board member of Temple Judea of Manhasset, NY. She was also a frequent visitor to the Berkshires, particularly the Tanglewood Music Center in Lenox and Stockbridge, Mass. 

Predeceased by her husband, Julius, she is survived by three daughters, Ellen (Ron) Rothenberg of Bedford Corners, NY, Carol Rubin (Pete) of Huntington, NY; and Laura (Charles) Waisbren of Milwaukee; a sister, Joan Finkelstein of Springfield; and six grandchildren. 

Services were held Sept. 2 with arrangements by Ross’ Shalom Chapels, Springfield.

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