Ralph Duchin

Ralph Charles Duchin, 88, of Tucson, Arizona, and Houston, Texas, died May 25, 2020.

Mr. Duchin was born in New York City to the late Minnie and Jacob Duchin. He graduated from Stuyvesant High School and Brooklyn College and completed his master’s degree in geology from the Jackson School of Geosciences, University of Texas, Austin.

Mr. Duchin, with his wife, Sally, was a longtime supporter of the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona and served as a board member. The Duchins also were ardent supporters of the University of Arizona Center for Judaic Studies, funding an annual lecture series. Additionally, Mr. Duchin was active in Desert Caucus, including serving as the president of the organization.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Sally Pomeranz Duchin; daughter, Susan Jo Duchin; sister, Barbara Duchin and brother, Hal Duchin.

Services were held in Houston; a celebration of life will be held in Tucson at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.

Arrangements were made by Evergreen Mortuary, Tucson, and Levy Funeral Home, Houston.