I still think of you EVERY day. You touched my life in such a profound and positive way. Every day I still hear your words of wisdom, advice and guidance. You continue to help me in all of my decisions in both my home life, as well as my business life.
You were right there through the exhilarating successes and the deep worries of failure of launching a newly invented product. You truly shared in the joy of it's ultimate success.
I especially cherish those times that I was able to give back, to you, some of my advice and expertise in various ways.
Thank you for being such a wonderful person and a such a gifted professional.
You will never be forgotten for the rest of my life.
Jerry, my heart goes out to you with the loss of your best friend and soul mate. I had the pleasure of knowing Judith for a hand full of years before you came into her life and you touched it in such a beautiful, meaningful way!
I am so taken back by her unexpected passing...I can only focus on celebrating her life as a professional woman who touched all of those that she knew. Each of us who had the distinct privledge of knowing her has a piece of her that will live on in all of us. Judith is one of those golden threads in my tapestry of life. I treasured her friendship and loved her very much.
Rest In Peace dear Judith.
My deepest sympathy to Jerry and family. I'm still in shock of learning of Judy's passing. I've only had the pleasure of knowing Judy for a few short years, but loved her spunk and straightforwardness immediately. She will be missed although remembered fondly. May she rest in peace.
So sorry for your loss. I've known Judy for over 15 years. I was Judy's hygienist and always looked forward to our visits. I will miss her. She always brought a smile to my day.
Dear Jerry, Our deepest sympathies to you. We will miss Judy very much. Love, Michael & Cindy Monica
Jerry.our sincere sympathy on your deep loss
Judy, thank you for being so fabulous to me and to Samantha. God Bless. Leslie Hoke & Family
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of Judy. We never met her, but know how much you loved her. Jake sends you a hug as well.
Marion & Paul Masnick
Dr.Jerry,Our blessings to you and your family in your time of loss. The Bentsens Cindy & Lucky
Alyson Noel once wrote in her book Evermore, "I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone - you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence."
Over the past 30 years of our relationship there wasn't much I didn't know about Judy. She was more than just my employer, she was my mentor, adviser, confidant and friend. For these many years we have shared the joys and sorrows of life, celebrating each others' accomplishments and lending encouragement and support for every hardship. Judy's intelligence and knowledge were impressive, particularly regarding her collection of antiques and bookmarks, investing, and her practice of psychology; it was easy to get caught up in her passion and enthusiasm. She touched the lives of so many people through her work and her professional associations. She also helped me through some difficult times in my life, for which I will be forever grateful, and always made me feel loved and valued. My world seems so much emptier now without her in it.
It is with great sorrow that I acknowledge her sudden passing and extend my deepest sympathy to Jerry and his and Judy's families. May the passage of time and the sweet memories of happier days help to mend our aching hearts.
Our Hearts go out to you Jerry. I will truly miss Judy. She often brightened our days with her visits and warm caring conversations .. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Cliff , Andrea and the Girls
Jerry - Judy was a dear friend and mentor for many years of my sister, Pat Raffetto. As a result of this friendship, Judy became a part of our family for some years during my youth. Judy was incredibly intelligent and capable in her chosen field of psychology, and she became a dear friend of our entire family through her friendship with my sister - especially following my father's death when I was 14 years old. She took a keen interest in both me and my older brother Fred - as we were Pat's "younger brothers". She followed my development as I progressed through college, into my chosen career in finance and banking, then into marriage, then through graduate school and now with 3 children of my own. She was always a very wise friend and counselor throughout these important years for me, and I will always remember her wit and intelligence. She always had a twinkle in her eye like she knew something you didn't - and that was because she generally did !
Prior to meeting you, Judy and I had a long personal and professional relationship. We met while she was doing her internship for her Ph.D at the mental health center at Jersey Shore Medical Center and I was working in the alcohol and substance abuse program. Thanks to Judy's wisdom and persistence, I returned to Seton Hall where I had taken a leave of absence, and completed my Master's degree under her tutelage. I wrote my last paper for this degree on Judy's computer (she actually allowed me into her study!) which was my first experience using a computer. Judy taught me much about psychotherapy and I taught her about substance abuse and alcoholism. Following my Master's, she helped me prepare for the interview which helped me to be chosen as the Supervisor of the program. It was a tremendous responsibility and she was always there to assist me with supervision with my most dificult cases. She and I also collaborated on her first job working as a psychologist at Family and Children's Sevices of Monmouth County running a program for DWI offenders. She also was asked to serve for a a year on the Monmouth County Board of Drug and Alcohol Services. So you see, we worked very well together and we enjoyed each other's company. I remember having the pleasure of meeting her father and playing golf with him, we occasionally rode horses together, and there was always a chair available at my home for her on a Christian holiday such as Christmas. In 2004 I decided to obtain my Realor's license and Judy listed a condo with me which was my first sale, allowing me floor time in my second career. I am very thankful for her friendship and her mentoring and shall miss her terribly. She always kept in touch and often it was very difficult for her to communicate with her illness. She fought with grace and kept on living. I shall miss her very much, especially around her birthday when I took great pains to find just the right "psychiatrically" oriented cards I knew would give her a good laugh. Oh, and one of the most important lessons she taught me as a therapist was "to listen with a third ear," something invaluable.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Jerry and Ariella (and Dorothy), at this dificult time and thank you for taking such good care of my dear friend. If I do not make the Shiva tomorrow, it's due to the stomach flu.
Sea Girt, NJ
Jerry, our deepest condolences. Judy will always be a shining light in our lives. We cherish our memories and time spent together. All our love to you and the family. Larry and Alicia K.
I grew to know Judith as a friend and doctor who helped me during a difficult time in life. She was kind, thoughtful, loving. She helped my grandson connect with a wonderful neurologist. We were suppose to meet for lunch and kept putting it off. I never thought we wouldn't have the time. I am going to miss her.She always spoke of her family with love and respect. You all are in my prayers.
THANK YOU JUDITH, FOR BEING SUCH A SHINING LIGHT IN MY, AND MY DAUGHTER'S LIVES. YOU HELPED ME THRU SO MUCH. PAT AND I WILL REMEMBER AND APPRECIATE YOUR FRIENDSHIP AND WISDOM ALWAYS.
Jerry, please accept our sincere condolences.
George Sharkey and Gerry Graniere
Dear Jerry, Judy's health over these last years was difficult, at best. She fought against all odds. Without complaint. We admired her fortitude. And she was one of the most generous people we know. We only wish the friendship we had could have been longer. We are mindful that she could not have done it without your love and compassion. Thanks for all you did to make her happy. Love
My deepest sympathy to Dr. Ackerman's family - she was my psychologist for several years and helped me beyond measure.
For my good friend Judy,will miss you so much. You will have a special place in my hesrt for every and every, now rest in peace.
Judy - Thank you for all of your love and support over the years. You have influenced my life in so many ways and will never forget it. The fond memories I have spending time with you and Wolley will be forever in my heart. I will miss you. Love, Pretty Little Lisa
To my beautiful and amazing cousin. I will miss you more than I can say. I am so thankful that you had such happiness with Jerry and his family.
I'm going to miss you so much Dr. Ackerman. I will never forget you. My condolences and prayers go out to Dr. Schrieber and family. It was such an honor having her in my life.
You will be missed! I knew you cared by the way you expressed yourself. Only time a person gets upsetis when you truly care. I will take all the word to heart. I promise. Alexandria and Bailey will follow your desires of a solid education . Plus to think smart when it comes down to life's problems. We have a new saying in this house . Giving by grandpa jerry " when in doubt DO WHAT JUDITH wants you to do. Thank you for blessing us with your presence. I have no doubt you will be watch us from above.
Jerry, I am glad we got to sit with you and Judy at the club party last month. We certainly enjoyed talking with Judy, which we too rarely got to do.
Our sympathy on your loss.