Wilma Shulman

January 2, 1934 – April 8, 2024


Isaiah Chapel

Date: April 10, 2024

Time: 2:00 PM


New Montefiore Cemetery: 1180 Wellwood Ave., West Babylon, NY 11704





Wilma will be remembered as both a loving mother and grandmother. She was also a writer of fiction, poetry, and memoirs. Born in New York City, Wilma was raised in Miami and worked for lawyers since the age of seventeen. Five years later, boredom sent her back to New York, where she attended Hunter College, married, and raised Madelyn, Beverly and Jordan.

Her pride and joy in her children mirrored in her grandchildren: from Madelyn and Avi – Jonathan, an attorney, who married Emily and have two children (Chase and Maya), and Stephanie who married Bobby and cares for their four children (Liam, Ashton, Blake, and Harper; from Beverly and Wing – Kevin, a real estate professional, Kelly, an enterprise technology executive, and Shannon, an aesthetician; and from Jordan and Tracy, Jade, a federal government employee, and Alexis, an aspiring attorney.

In terms of Wilma’s career, she began her secretarial stints in Miami, then moved to train as a legal secretary. In New York, she worked in Criminal Court in Manhattan, which eventually provided depth for her career as an author in retirement. Thereafter, she was hired by F. Lee Bailey, and spent the remainder of her career as an executive legal secretary for several hjgh-level partners at the prestigious law firm of Kaye Scholer Fierman Hays & Handler.

Upon retiring, she returned to her Florida roots – settling in Palm Coast where she built a home and began a career in writing. She authored numerous poems and fictional novels, several of which were published and/or won prize money. Throughout her life, she loved solving – and even creating – advanced crossword puzzles, as well as competing in Jeopardy.

Wilma was a founding member of WOW (Writers Only Workshop), a writers’ critiquing group; she was also a life member and former president of the Palm Coast chapter of Hadassah; a member of the National League of American Pen Women; and received an international byline.

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