by | Oct 9, 2017 | Obituaries

Abington, Penn .—Jo Barbara Yulsman (nee Cooper), age 82, of Abington, Pennsylvania, passed away on September 30, 2017.

She was the beloved wife of S. Alan Yulsman (deceased), devoted mother of Kimberly Anne Yulsman Brooks (Donald Brooks), Laurie Beth Yulsman Kazenoff (Robert Kazenoff) and Michael Benjamin Yulsman (Yoon Huh Yulsman). She leaves behind her three children, six grandsons, and one great granddaughter. Jo Barbara was born and raised in Norfolk, being confirmed at Ohef Sholom Temple and graduated from Maury High School, for which she retained a lifelong affection. She spoke at her class’s 50th Reunion. She married her husband, Alan, a dashing Naval Officer stationed on a ship in Norfolk, and moved with him to spend the rest of her adult life in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. Jo Barbara assisted her husband in his law and accounting practice until his death. Alan and she were a formidable tennis duo and later dedicated golfers. Jo Barbara was known as a witty and hilarious speaker at public and family gatherings and will be missed by many.

A graveside service and memorial was held at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Norfolk.

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