Philip Rubin

-- Yvonne Shinhoster Lamb -The Washington Post 2008

Philip Rubin Friday, March 14, 2008

Philip Rubin, 94, who worked as a pharmacist for 30
years in Washington, died of leukemia Feb. 14 at Holy
Cross Hospital in Silver Spring. He lived in Potomac.

Mr. Rubin worked at the Petworth Pharmacy, Peoples
Drug Store and Providence Hospital before retiring in
1983. Some of his customers affectionately called him
"Doc"  Rubin.

He was born in Boston and grew up in the Washington
area. He graduated from  
Eastern High School (1931)
in the District and received a PhG, a graduate degree
in pharmacy, from George Washington University in
1934.

He was a former resident of Bethesda.

His wife of 40 years, Lillia Rubin, died in 1977. A stepdaughter from his second
marriage, Gloria Ellis, died in 2007.

Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Frances Rubin of Potomac; two daughters from
his first marriage, Sandra Kagen of Potomac and Diana Gotkin of Northbrook, Ill.; a
stepdaughter, Anita Haven of Bel Air, Md.; nine grandchildren; and 17
great-grandchildren.