Phyllis Trugman Greenberg

Phyllis Trugman Greenberg, August 1, 1933 – January 19, 2019, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family after a heroic battle with cancer. 

Beloved wife of Burton M. Greenberg for over 64 years, devoted mother and mother-in-law to Karen Alaine Wasserman (Andrew), James Greenberg, M.D. (Kelly) and John Greenberg (Debbie), loving and cherished grandmother to Julia Wasserman, Michael Wasserman, Benton Greenberg, Madeline Greenberg, Anderson Greenberg (“Mazik”), Carrington Greenberg, Jason Greenberg and Elizabeth Greenberg; dear daughter of the late William and the late Adele Trugman, dear sister of Jack Trugman (Joan). Devoted custodian of Popeye (English Bulldog) and Annabelle (American Eskimo).  

Phyllis was a graduate of Washington University and a dedicated teacher and formulative influence on second grade students for many years at the Blackberry Elementary School, followed by her management of the Ladue BASK program at Conway School for over 25 years.  

Her home on Hermitage Hill Road for almost a half century was an oasis for generations of out-of-town students of Washington University where she plied them to their delight with her gourmet dishes.

To paraphrase the Bard, the good that Phyllis did will live after her. She will be missed terribly by all whom she touched.

Our heartfelt thanks go out to the outstanding nurses at Missouri Baptist Hospital, who overstated their shifts to care for Phyllis, her principal care physician, Christopher Lynch M.D., as well as her homecare providers, Lisa, Micki, and Haley.

Visitation Monday, January 21, 1:00 p.m. at United Hebrew Temple, 13788 Conway Rd.  Funeral service at 1:30 p.m.  Interment at Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery, 9125 Ladue Rd.  Memorial donations in Phyllis’ name may be made to United Hebrew Congregation, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) or a charity of your choice. Please visit for more information.  Berger Memorial Service.