Phyllis Hersh Spitz
February 15, 2024

Visitation Information

February 18 2024 - 1:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Pittsburgh, 15213

Funeral Information

February 18 2024 - 2:00 pm
Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood), Pittsburgh, 15213

PHYLLIS HERSH SPITZ: On Thursday, February 15, 2024; devoted wife of the late Richard M. Spitz; mother of Charles (Mindy) in Boston, William (Meryl Reis) in Philadelphia, and Kathryn (Jeffrey Spitz Cohan) in Pittsburgh; loving "Mimi" to her six grandchildren David (Kerri), Lauren, Barbie, Dan, Sarah (Michelle) and Killian; and seven great-grandchildren; all of whom she truly loved "a bushel and a peck..." Phyllis had a tremendous outgoing character that made her great friends with all who knew her over many years in Pittsburgh, Florida and elsewhere. She was a kindergarten teacher early on, and then became a top sales associate at Kaufmann's Department Store for many years. She also enjoyed volunteering her time at many organizations, including the Morikami Museum and Delray Medical Center in Florida. Services at Rodef Shalom Temple, 4905 Fifth Avenue (at Morewood) on Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 2 PM. Visitation at Temple one hour prior to services (1 PM - 2 PM). Interment West View Cemetery of Rodef Shalom Congregation. Contributions in her memory may be made to Film Pittsburgh, 1789 S Braddock Ave #565, Pittsburgh, PA 15218 ( or to the charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to Ralph Schugar Chapel, Inc. 


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All my love and prayers to you. Losing Phyllis is a great loss. She will be remembered always.

By Adams Barb - February 17, 2024

Dear Cousins, My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother, Phyllis. She was such a joyful and truthful person, always a pleasure to be around. She and my mother Florence used to be very close. She will never be forgotten. Love, Steve Herrup

By Steven J Herrup - February 16, 2024

We will all miss beautiful Mimi Phyllis and we will keep the many good memories alive! She was strong, kind, caring, fun, and friendly. A woman with a lot of love to share and was very loved back. Mimi always wore fancy clothing and a beautiful smile to go with it! She loved her whole family and dear friends. She appreciated the many creative songs written and performed by the whole Spitz family on every special occasion. Mimi is an Angel and will live on in our hearts forever. Thank you for sharing your sweet Mimi with us all, and for being a great friend to our mom (Nana Bette). Bette loved Phyllis’ hello, check-in phone calls to each other and she will miss her dearly. Sending peace and healing to Mimi’s beautiful family. Take good care of each other and know that your sweet Mom and Mimi is always with you in spirit. Love, Marcy & family

By Marcy Schroder - February 16, 2024

Kathy, I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I remember her walking her little dog on Firwood. I also remember her being the BEST sales associate at Kaufmann’s. your Mom was always so fashionably dressed everywhere she went and had such a charismatic personality . She was a special person. Always with a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Marcia

By Marcia Feinberg Cantor - February 15, 2024