Friday, October 30th 2020   |

Homemaker Roberta ‘Bobbie’ Yuspeh dies at 91

ROBERTA “BOBBIE” COOPER YUSPEH, passed away peacefully just days after her 91st birthday.


A native of Asheville, North Carolina, she attended Women’s College in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she would listen to live broadcasts emanating  from the Blue Room of the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans. The allure of the Crescent City drew her to transfer to Newcomb College, where she found she fit right in. 

Eventually, she married and raised a family with the love of her life, Charles “Charlie” Yuspeh. 

“Bobbie” was a devoted volunteer for Touro Synagogue Sisterhood and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). She was also a buyer for the Touro Infirmary Gift Shop.

She loved New Orleans, especially following the Saints football team. Yuspeh played cards every Thursday with the same group of friends for over 50 years. A family-centered woman, she was always there for her family members and constantly devoted to them.

Predeceased by her husband Charlie, she is survived by her two daughters, Julie Benson (David) and Joel Ashner (Dub), her six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Funeral services were private due to COVID-19 restrictions.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to Henry S. Jacobs Camp, 3863 Morrison Road, Utica, Mississippi 39175 or Tharp-Sontheimer-Tharp Funeral Home of Metairie was in charge of arrangements. 

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