Shirley Wesley

by | Sep 19, 2016 | Obituaries

NORFOLK—Shirley Wesley Isrow was born in Port Chester, N.Y. As a young woman, she was a recreational director of Playgrounds for the Department of Parks and worked for Readers’ Digest. After marrying, she moved to Norfolk with her husband Jerome Isrow, of blessed memory, and her young son.

She received her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the Division of William and Mary. She taught in the Norfolk Public School System for 20 years.

Mrs. Isrow was very active in organizations. She was a past president of the B’nai Israel Sisterhood, the Norfolk Chapter of Hadassah, and both the Epsilon and Fidelis Epsilon Chapters of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. She volunteered for Jewish Family Service for 25 years and was honored for her lengthy and loyal commitment.

Mrs. Isrow died on September 5, 2016.

She is survived by a son, Dr. Larry Isrow of Chesapeake; a daughter, Barbara isrow-Cohen and her husband Emanuel Peluso of San Diego, California; one grandson, Rory Cohen, his wife Alana, a sister-in-law Irene Forcht, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service took place at Forest Lawn Cemetery with Rabbi Sender Haber officiating. Family members gathered at Beth Sholom Village after the service.

Altmeyer Funeral Home–Southside Chapel. Online condolences may be expressed at