Barbara L. Serbin
Phoenix - Barbara L Serbin passed away in Phoenix, AZ, on 3/1/2021. She was 90. She is survived by her son Gary, her daughters Ellen and Deborah, her daughter in law, Lisa, and her son in law, Eric Swanson; her grandchildren; Daniel, Rebecca, Michael, Jacob, Joshua, Matthew, and Noah; and her great grandchildren, Yaakov and Nosson Tzvi. She is also survived by many in laws, nephews, nieces, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Arnold L. Serbin, and her parents Abraham and Pearl (Berlin) Ainbinder. After graduating from Midwood High School, she wanted to get as far away from Brooklyn, NY, where she grew up, as she could and she knew a woman who attended the University of Arizona, so she came to Tucson. One of the first people she met was a guy setting up for a concert. The Arnold Serbin Band was playing out on the steps of the library. She and Arnold Serbin married in 1954 and were married for 58 years. After graduation, she later attended the University of Iowa where she got a Masters Degree. After teaching in Berwyn, IL, she and Arnold and their three children settled in Phoenix in 1963. She was an active member of the community, being active in Jewish Family & Children's Service, the Beth El Sisterhood, etc... Graveside services will be held at Beth El Cemetery, 2300 W. Van Buren St in Phoenix on 3/2/2021. Contributions can be made to Beth El Congregation, 1118 W. Glendale Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85021 or Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St, Phoenix, AZ 85014.
Published in The Arizona Republic from Mar. 2 to Mar. 3, 2021.