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1933 Phillip 2023

Phillip Karl Bercovitz

March 24, 1933 — March 24, 2023


Phillip Karl Bercovitz passed away on his 90th birthday, March 24, 2023 at Marquette Manor.  Phillip was born in Lafayette, Indiana to Isaac and Sadie (nee Gershuny) Bercovitz.  He grew up in Lafayette, attending Jefferson High School.  Phillip was a graduate of Indiana University, where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Mu.
Following graduation, Phil entered the U.S. Air Force, proudly serving his country for two years.
Returning to Indiana, Phil graduated from Butler University as a pharmacist, where he was a honored to be a member the Rho Chi Society.  Phil spent his early career as an independent pharmacist, before joining his cousin, Marvin and family friend, Leo Fang in B and F Drugs.  The trio enjoyed many years of work and friendship and they retired from B and F Drugs in 1983.  Phil continued working, and served as a consultant for several pharmaceutical companies and the Poison Control Center .
Phil and his wife Beverly were long-time members of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck.  Phil volunteered with Hadassah, a cause Beverly championed.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Beverly; son, Jeffrey (Marilyn) Bercovitz, daughter, Fran (Terry Stewart) Susskind; grandchildren, Hilary (Scott Freeman) Bercovitz, Robert Bercovitz, Emily (Jason) Markovitz, Carrie (Eric Shipley) Susskind, and Melanie (Joey) Sutow;  and great granddaughter, Sylvie Kei Markovitz.
Funeral services will be on Monday, March 27, 2023 at 11:00 am at Aaron-Ruben-Nelson Funeral Home, 11411 N. Michigan Road, Zionsville, IN 46077. The family is requesting all guests wear masks at the funeral service.
Burial will follow in Beth-El Zedeck North Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hadassah ( ), the Cheer Guild at Riley Hospital for Children ( ), Congregation Beth-El Zedeck ( ) or Evans Scholars Program at Crooked Stick Golf Club ( ).
The family wishes to express their deepest gratitude to the private caregivers and staff of  The Health Center for the support and care Phil received.

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