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Edward Rodgers ‘Bill’ Judy died peacefully in his home on Friday, April 29, 2016, at the age of 87 after lengthy illnesses.
Bill was born in Canton, Ohio, and continued his early education in Ohio. Bill’s advanced studies continued in Ohio, graduating from Miami University. While at Miami University, he was enrolled in the NROTC program. Upon graduation, he served three years in the U.S. Navy, carrying out his duties in Korea and on warships.
After Lt. Judy was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy, he further advanced his education at Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University. Bill’s career was spent primarily in commercial real estate, employed many years by the F.W. Woolworth Co., retiring in New York City as vice president, real estate.
Bill spent his retirement years with his wife, Audrey, residing in Flat Rock, N.C., and Williamsburg. He enjoyed playing participatory sports – golf, tennis, bowling, bocce and bridge as a pastime. In earlier years, he enjoyed skiing and was always an avid reader. Bill was a lifelong member of the Catholic church and a member of Saint Bede Catholic Church in Williamsburg.
Bill was preceded in death by his father, Wilfred Judy; mother, Mary Rodgers Judy; infant son, David; sister, Frances Duchemin, and her husband, Rod; and niece, Deborah Duchemin.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey; daughters, Dr. Karen Judy, and her husband, William Thome, and Elizabeth Judy; son, Thomas Judy, and his wife, Kelley; stepchildren, Charles Vasconez, and his wife, Dr. Carol Wilson, Kathryn Vasconez, and John Jay Vasconez, and his wife, Maria Quintana; five grandchildren, Morgan and Jessica Thome, and Karly, Hannah and Lauren Judy; nephews, Eric and Dan Duchemin, and their families.
A private celebration of life memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be held in Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, Suffolk.
The family requests memorial donations be made to your local Humane Society or animal shelter.
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