December 31, 2022 ~ 8th of Tevet 5783
Julius Wishnia passed away at the age of 96, peacefully at his home in Coral Gables, Florida, after a long fight with cancer, on Dec. 31, 2022.
Son of Goldie and Harry Wishnia, of blessed memory, grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, went to Male High School, served in the Navy, and graduated as a Registered Pharmacist in 1948. He married his beloved wife, Sarah from Indianapolis, to whom he was married for 72 years, and together they established Wish’s Drugs in Lyndon, a suburb of Louisville. After retiring and moving to Florida, he started his second career as a real estate broker with his wife, Sarah. He was president of the Saint Matthews Jaycees.
“Opi” Julius’s pride in his life were his children, Frank (Gracie), Sheldon, and Ina; his grandchildren Andrew Wishnia (Chelsea Hanson), Susy Wishnia, (Court Freeman), Joel Wishnia, and Evan Wishnia (of blessed memory); and great-grandchildren Selma Wishnia, Nelly Alan Wishnia, Lily Freeman and Elliot Freeman; brothers and sisters; Rachel (Howard) Goldring, Shirley (Fred) Strauss, Bertha (Hal, of blessed memory) Pollak, Jacob (Carol) Wishnia, and Ethel Wishnia-Liss (of blessed memory).
Funeral services will begin at 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 4th, at Herman Meyer & Son, Inc., 1338 Ellison Avenue, with burial to follow in Keneseth Israel Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be live-streamed at the funeral home’s Facebook page, Watch live-stream here https://fb.me/e/2zFkJQjHw
The family requests no flowers, and donations may be made to American Friends of Neva Hanna, P.O. Box 640685, Oakland Gardens, NY 11364-0685, Keneseth Israel Congregation, 2531 Taylorsville Rd, Louisville, KY 40205, or the charity of your choice.