Joseph S. Yudelson died peacefully on February 7, 2020, at the age of 94. He was predeceased by his parents Louis and Freda Yudelson and his wife Tanya. Survived by his children; Aline Honickman (Harris), Michael (Karen), Leslie and Margot Weilacher (Richard).
Joe grew up in Philadelphia and joined the US Navy straight out of high school, serving in World War II as a medic on the destroyer escort, Badger. Afterwards he went to college on the GI Bill and to graduate school on a fellowship and scholarships. After receiving his PhD, he settled in Rochester where he enjoyed a creative career, at the Eastman Kodak Research Laboratories, where he produced many inventions, publications and patents.
He never lost his love of learning. His retirement was filled with activities from baking bread, growing grapes, making wine to pickle brining - but most of all, enjoying his grandchildren.
A Memorial Service will be held at Temple B'rith Kodesh, 2131 Elmwood Ave., WEDNESDAY, February 12th at 4 PM. Click HERE for a map to Temple.
Shiva ("visitation") also at TBK, Wednesday, February 12 at 5-8 PM, Thursday, February 13 at 5-8 PM and Friday, February 14 at 2-4 PM.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to Jewish Senior Life Foundation (2021 S Winton Rd, Rochester, NY 14618) or Verona Street Animal Society (184 Verona St, Rochester, NY 14608) .