Judith E. Anapol, a psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker, passed away on Monday, April 4, 2016, after an extended illness.
A resident of Virginia Beach for many years, Judy was born and raised in Portsmouth, the daughter of Carl and Helen Anapol. Judy attended Women’s College of the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and graduated from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, with an A.B. degree in sociology in 1964. In 1968, she obtained a master’s degree from George Warren Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.
Judy began her career as a caseworker with the Department of Public Welfare in Richmond and later joined the Catholic Charities in Portsmouth. Following her graduation from Washington University in 1968, she became the chief social worker at the Child Center of Our Lady of Grace in St. Louis and later served as a supervisor for the Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis. While in St. Louis, Judy was an instructor at the Graduate School of Social Work at St. Louis University and at Washington University. She served on the board of governors at St. Louis University and was on the board of directors at the Missouri State Women’s Political Caucus.
A member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers and the National Association of Social Workers, Judy was a member of the National Conference of Social Welfare, the American Association of University Women and the University of North Carolina Alumni Association.
After returning to Hampton Roads, Judy obtained a position with the City of Chesapeake Department of Social Services and later with Portsmouth Psychiatric Center. She continued her career in private practice as a psychotherapist, which she maintained until the onset of her illness in 2013.
Judy was a supporter of disability and environmental causes. Throughout her life, she was an advocate for the safety and protection of animals. She was a member of the Virginia Beach Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities.
A member of Temple Israel in Norfolk, Judy is survived her sister, Myra Waranch; nephew, Adam Waranch, and his daughters, Kendra and Aryanna; aunt, Terri Anapol; and several cousins, and many longtime friends.
Myra would like to express her heartfelt thanks to the many nurses, doctors and other hospital staff who worked so hard to insure Judy’s comfort; and a special appreciation to Dr. Nadeem Inayet, a most compassionate pulmonologist and critical care physician with Sentara Princess Anne Hospital.
A memorial service to honor Judy’s memory will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, April 8, at the Jewish Museum and Cultural Center-Chevra Thelim, 607 Effingham St., Portsmouth.
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