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Past International President Waxberg enters Chapter Eternal

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Philip M. Waxberg, Alpha (City College  of New York) 1966, who retired from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity and Zeta Beta Tau Foundation as Chief Financial Officer in 2007. He went on to serve as International President of the Fraternity from 2008-2010.

Brother Waxberg was a proud alumnus of the Alpha Chapter at the City College of New York.  Following his graduation from CCNY, he served the Fraternity and the Foundation in a number of volunteer capacities. From 1989 to 2007, he served as the Fraternity and Foundation’s Chief Financial Officer. After his retirement, he continued to give back to Zeta Beta Tau, being elected International President for the 2008 to 2010 biennium.

His dedication to the Fraternity and to its brothers was unparalleled. He knew and helped every chapter treasurer in his years on staff. His care and concern for all brothers was obvious to those who knew him. He was often a voice of reason, particularly on complex financial matters, and his counsel was sought by many. A gifted singer, he loved to lead the singing of Here’s To Our Fraternity at International Convention.

Brother Waxberg was preceded in death by his wife, Lynn. Their two children, Rachel and Brother David A. Waxberg, Beta Epsilon (Michigan State University) 2003, were at his side when he passed Friday.

Brother Waxberg died on Shabbat, a sign of righteousness and goodness. May his memory be a blessing. We mourn the loss of this true, loyal and distinguished brother. Please take a moment to remember Brother Waxberg, one of Zeta Beta Tau’s important leaders.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 14, at Robert Schoem’s Menorah Chapel, W-150 Route 4, Paramus, NJ 07652. Information can be found at schoemschapel.com.

Gifts in memory of Brother Waxberg may be made to the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation in Brother Waxberg’s memory and directed to the Waxberg Family Scholarship Fund or The Fund for ZBT by visiting zbt.org/donate. Please complete the memorial tribute information section when making your gift.

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