Barbara Ann Tamraz
October 2, 2022 - December 11, 1942

Barbara Tamraz (neé Wichman) died Sunday October 2nd after a brief but valiant struggle with cancer. She was 79.

Barbara is survived by her husband of 57 years, William (Bill) Tamraz of Sunset Beach, NC and their daughters Dana Tamraz Attias (Westlake Village, CA), Lisa Tamraz (Hartsdale, NY), Nicole Tamraz (Yonkers, NY) and Lauren Tamraz Judson (Gardiner, NY); her sons-in-law Daniel Attias, Vincent D’Amato and Eric Judson and her grandson, Julian. Her surviving family also includes sisters-in-law Mary Lu Wichman and Sonia Tamraz, nephews Christopher Wichman and Keith Wichman and their families, cousin Jon de Revere and nephew Danny Nguyen and family. She is predeceased by her parents George & Dorothy Wichman, brother George (Hank) Wichman, brother-in-law Jonathan Tamraz and cousin Linda de Revere.

Born in White Plains and a graduate of White Plains High School, Barbara and Bill met in 1962 while both were employed by the Gramatan National Bank in Bronxville, NY. They married in 1965 and made their home and raised their family in Yonkers, NY. Barbara would do anything for their girls and spent many years in service to them. Later in life, she began a career with the Bronxville Schools and was the friendly voice who directed the school’s calls and helped their busy office run smoothly and with good humor. Barbara loved her job in Bronxville and the friendships she strengthened and made there were so important to her, sustaining her until the end.

After their respective retirements, Barbara and Bill relocated to Sunset Beach, NC in 2013. Barbara was a one-of-a-kind woman, always confident to speak her mind and to encourage the same of others. She was dedicated and loyal to those who were lucky enough to call her a friend. Barbara loved a wide range of music that went far beyond her own generation and was a talented bowler. A voracious reader, Barbara loved to recommend titles and trade books. In lieu of flowers, donations made to the Literacy Inc. charity, or your own favorite good works organization would honor her memory well.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in NY.

Coastal Cremations 10180 Ocean Hwy. W Carolina Shores, NC 28467


  • Lisa Posted October 3, 2022 11:35 pm

    Mom I’m going to miss you so much you were awesome till we meet again I love you lisa xo

  • Nicole Posted October 4, 2022 12:43 am

    We cried, we laughed, we joked. We listened to your voicemails, but none of it was the same without you 💔 I hope you know how much I loved you. ♥️ I will miss you forever.

  • Dana Posted October 4, 2022 12:49 am

    You were not only my Mom, but my best friend. I’ll miss you terribly, and life will never be the same without you.
    I know we’ll meet again, but that day can’t come soon enough. I love you forever Mom. 💔

  • Ray & MaryAnn Reilly Posted October 4, 2022 5:50 am

    We are sorry for your loss. All of you are in our hearts and Prayers.

  • Stephanie Grohowski Posted October 4, 2022 10:41 am

    Bobby and I are sending prayers to you all . Barbara will always hold a place in our hearts .

  • Jay Jay Posted October 4, 2022 11:14 am

    Everything that was said in your eulogy was exactly the person you were. You always made me feel comfortable and like family. I wish I would have seen you last year when you came up to NY I’ll always will remember you and all the laughs we had. Til we meet again Barbie, love JJ 🙏😇❤️

  • Tamara Posted October 4, 2022 12:46 pm

    What a beautiful lady that I am blessed to have met! She will be missed by me and anyone she touched for sure! Prayers for all who feel this loss so deeply.

  • Diane & Charlie Judson Posted October 4, 2022 5:53 pm

    Our deepest condolences. Barbara will always be in our hearts.

  • Suzi and Jimmy Gaita Posted October 4, 2022 6:53 pm

    Our deepest sympathy to Bill and Barbara’s daughters and all who loved her – she was a beautiful woman 🙏

  • Leah Aqui Posted October 4, 2022 11:19 pm

    Wishing your entire family peace, comfort, courage, and lots of love at this time of sorrow. My heart goes out to you at this difficult time…

  • TONY WEATHERUP Posted October 5, 2022 8:47 am

    To my dear friend bill and his family Karen and I send you our heartfelt condolences we are very very sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing I’m at Barbara a few times and she had a very unique sense of humor and she was one of the nicest people I ever met I pray that the memories and the good times you’ve had together all these years will help you get through this pain God bless you Tony and Karen

  • Bill Tamraz Posted October 5, 2022 8:55 am

    To my wife: For 57 years we walked the road of life together. We laughed, we cried, we raised four amazing daughters. I thought we would be together in retirement longer. Once again just the two of us but, God had other plans. Now instead of walking hand in hand. I travel life with you in my heart forever. Billy

  • Jeff Assael Posted October 6, 2022 3:08 pm

    Sorry for your loss, I hope your family is doing ok at this difficult time. Love Jeff

  • Daniel Attias Posted October 6, 2022 5:49 pm

    My Dear Barbara, I cant begin to tell you how heavy & painful your loss is on me, you were one in a billion, a gift to humanity, loving, caring, always concern about the well being of your loved ones, I will miss your beautiful peaceful voice, that made me feel better just by hearing it, when I was sick. I am sure I will see you in heaven one day along with my parents. Rest in peace angle, I love you for life. Daniel

  • Mary Lu Wichman Posted October 8, 2022 5:17 pm

    Barbara – we had a lot of fun over the years. I appreciated your patience with our endless conversations! Your smile always brightened up our celebrations, whether it be holiday time, birthdays or just BBQ’s. I am only your sister-in-law but thought of you as the sister I never had and will always miss you!

  • Joe Cassino Posted October 22, 2022 9:29 pm


    My condolences for the loss of Barbara.

    A long time since the Gramatan Bank.

    Joe Cassino

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