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Judith Gordon


1929 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
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Gordon, Judith Darmstadter
87, died June 15, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. Judy was born February 9, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and moved to Phoenix in July, 1960. Upon arriving, the entire family heard people celebrating outside the motel room and asked what all the commotion was about. It was raining in Phoenix! Judy spent those first years raising her three children and volunteering many hours with Beth Israel Sisterhood. When her husband opened his own business, Judy joined him at work as the bookkeeper and girl Friday, helping to build a successful and expanding business in consumer electronics.On her own in later years, Judy utilized her business experience and financial skills to create a career as a top notch office manager. After her oldest son was elected to public office, Judy got involved with the City of Phoenix Human Services Committee and served more than 22 years on their volunteer board. Judy had three passions in life. One was her family of children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews who she took great joy in seeing and spending time with-- always wanting to be kept updated about what they were up to. She was a devoted philanthropist, doling out small but countless donation checks to just about any non-profit that asked. But anyone that knew Judy knew that the Arizona Diamondbacks were her priority from February to October. Judy collected Dback shirts, bobble head give-a-ways and baseball caps while attending games as a devoted season ticket holder with her friends Judy and Kathy, win or lose! Until illness overtook her, Judy loved to shop and amassed quite the fashionable collection of comfortable but unique outfits complete with coordinating jewelry, shoes and handbags.Judy lost height and weight in her later years but she still leave her family with a giant hole in their hearts. She is survived by her children Phillip, Gail (Ron), and Wayne and grandchildren Jeff (Nereyda), Rachel (Lucas), David, Jake, Jacqueline, Mikaela (Adam), four great grandchildren (another on the way), Debbie (Michael), her brother Herb (Pearl) and nieces and nephews. Any contributions to Give An Hour or Jewish Family & Children's Services would continue Mom's commitment to helping those most in need and honor her spirit of Tikun Olam.
Published in The Arizona Republic on June 17, 2016
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