OBITUARY

Josephine P Tobolowsky

Born February 7, 1920

DALLAS --Josephine Pergament Tobolowsky, JoJo, as she was affectionately known to everyone, beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away quietly on May 13, 2014. Born February 7, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia raised and educated in St. Louis, Missouri, JoJo graduated from Washington University School of Nursing as a registered nurse in 1941. Upon graduation, she moved to Dallas, Texas to take a job with the Texas Department of Public Health providing medical assistance to needy families throughout North Texas. In 1943, JoJo married the love of her life, Dallasite Jack Tobolowsky, a commissioned officer in the U.S. Army. Her greatest joy was raising their four children. A true Renaissance woman, JoJo loved reading, sculpting, photography, painting, knitting, traveling and writing. Her love of learning took her back to school to also earn degrees in English and Art History from North Texas University and SMU, followed by a career in residential real estate and teaching in DISD. JoJo was preceded in death by her parents Isadore and Jean Pergament, her sisters, Lola Pergament and Sylvia Felzer, and her beloved husband of 52 years, Jack Lehman Tobolowsky. She is survived by her loving children: Myra and Stuart Prescott, George and Julie Tobolowsky, Ira and Debbie Tobolowsky, and Dona and Terry Timm; her twelve grandchildren, each of whom she loved dearly: Matthew Prescott, Amy Prescott, Kathryn (Keith) Koshkin, Laura (Jonas) Swartz, Adam Tobolowsky, Robert Tobolowsky, Jonathan Tobolowsky, Michael Tobolowsky, Zachary Tobolowsky, Stacy (Patrick) Paddack, Marni (Scott) Berman, and Ted Stiffel; and her five great-grandchildren: Cody Paddack, Eli Paddack, Lilly Berman, Jackson Berman, and Jack Swartz. JoJo is also survived by adored sister-in-law Shirley Tobolowsky and nieces Jill Sherman, Hon. Judge Emily Tobolowsky and nephew Mark Tobey. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 16, 2014 at 10:00 am, Temple Emanu-El, 8500 Hillcrest Ave., Dallas, TX 75225. Interment will immediately follow at Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery. The family deeply appreciates all those who assisted JoJo in her later years, particularly Erin, Angela and the entire staff at Manchester Place and Vitas Hospice Care. Ever the artist, JoJo created a beautiful life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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Bill Campbell

May 23, 2014

Ira, Sorry to read of the passing of your mother. Bill Campbell(HHS '65)

Lorez Retta

May 19, 2014

Myra, we were so sorry to hear about your mother, Jojo. She was a precious lady and fellow resident at Manchester Place with my husband's mother, Eva Retta, who passed away just a few days prior to your mother. You and your family were so kind to all the residents at Manchester and we are grateful for the celebrations, including food and fun, that you provided. We will miss our Mothers but be forever thankful for their full lives and the legacy they leave behind. We have mutual friends in El Paso, and would enjoy seeing you if you pass this way. God bless you and your family, Myra.

Elise Power

May 16, 2014

May Jo Jo's memory be for a blessing....
With Love,
Elise Power

Elise Power

May 16, 2014

May Jo's memory be for a blessing
With love ,
Elise

Lenny Licht

May 16, 2014

After growing up with your family for so many years, I was truly saddened by the loss of your mother. My sincere condolences to the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Kevin Wagner

May 15, 2014

There is no one like "my" - OUR JoJo. My sincerest thoughts and prayers to the wonderful, loving Tobolowsky family.

Debra Polsky

May 15, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Your mother certainly left a marvelous legacy behind through her children and descendants. May her memory be for a blessing and may you be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Scott Robbins

May 15, 2014

Extremely fond memories of this great lady. Always met me with a smile and was engaging and fun, even to a teenager. I always have found that you can tell how a person is as a parent by how her adult children engage their world. Mrs Tobolowsky did her job well as her children are lights upon the world. Even though we don't get to see her again, her touch will forever be felt in our lives.

Jules Stiffel

May 15, 2014

My sincerest condolences to the entire family. She was indeed a unique lady.

Jules Stiffel

Carol and Jack Koshkin

May 15, 2014

Thinking of all the Tobolowsky's. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers