Phyllis Becker

Phyllis (Weinberg) Becker, 78, died June 28, 2020.

Mrs. Becker was born May 26, 1942 in Bronx, New York, to Aaron and Eva Weinberg. She graduated from Columbus High School. She completed a three-year nursing program at Beth Israel Hospital where she met her husband of 54 years, Burt. They were married in May 1966 and spent two years at Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, followed by two years in Dallas, Texas. They moved to Tucson permanently in 1971. After her daughters were grown, Mrs. Becker returned to her nursing career, working at Kino Hospital for 17 years. In 2000, she was named one of Tucson’s Nifty Fifty Nurses. Mrs. Becker also ran the Congregation Anshei Israel gift shop for over 30 years and received a Woman of Valor award from the Tucson Jewish community.

Survivors include her husband, Burt; daughters, Beth Becker of Silver Spring, Maryland, and Amy (Adam) Platizky of Phoenix; and brother Irwin Weinberg of Boca Raton, Florida.

Private services were held at Evergreen Cemetery, with Rabbi Robert Eisen of Congregation Anshei Israel officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Tucson Friends of the Public Library, Congregation Anshei Israel Women’s League, or the American Cancer Society.