Barbara Jo Warapius
Amelia – Barbara Jo, loving daughter of Norma Causland of Vero Beach, FL. and the late Thomas Warapius passed away on Wednesday 21 July at the age of 67. She leaves behind a loving sister Susan Jacobs, and nieces Lyndsay and Kellee Jacobs, all of Ontario, Canada. Barbara Jo was born in Cincinnati and was a dual citizen of Canada and the U.S. She received an honours degree in Music from the University of Windsor and Bachelor of Education from Nipissing University in Sudbury, Ontario.
As a pianist and musical director, she was a prized member of countless productions put on by Cincinnati area groups like the Footlighters and the Beechmont Players, Inc.. She served as Secretary of Cincinnati UpDownTowners and was very proud to serve as a member of the Kentucky Army Reserve Band. Barbara Jo was employed with Great American Insurance Group, in Cincinnati. Barbara Jo was known for her many passions: animals, the great Canadian north, clothes making and her iconic V.W. Cabrio convertibles. She will be missed for her offbeat humour, razor-sharp intellect, and endless stories. Condolences may be shared with the family at ThomasJustinMemorial.com Arrangements will be made at a later date to celebrate Barbara Jo’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations in Barbara Jo’s name may be directed to your local SPCA.