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Judith "Judy" (Kuertz) GALLAGHER (1922 - 2012)

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Mrs. Judith (Judy) Faulkner Kuertz Gallagher, of Comus, MD, age 90, wife of the late Hon. George R. Gallagher of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, passed away on September 22, 2012, at her home, Ardara Farm. The youngest child of Referee in Bankruptcy William Jerome Kuertz, Sr., and Florence Mulvihill Kuertz, Judy was born on July 13, 1922 in Cincinnati, OH. She attended the Summit Country Day School in Cincinnati, OH, and Georgian Court Women's College in Lakewood, NJ. Following the outbreak of World War II, Judy returned to Cincinnati where she volunteered as a driver for the military to help the war effort. After her marriage in 1947, she moved to Albany, NY, and then to the Washington, DC/MD area. Judy was a member of St. Mary's Parish in Barnesville, MD, the Monocacy Garden Club, the Tuesday Bridge Group, the Historic Medley District Book Club, and Congressional Country Club. Her many interests also included European travel with her family as well as renovating and decorating her two historic homes: the 1787 Joseph Magruder House - "Trouble Enough" - in Potomac, MD, and the 1872 Thomas Grunwell Farmhouse in Comus, MD, both of which were then featured in local house tours. Judy's wit, charm, and sparkling blue eyes endeared her to her many friends, whom she delighted in entertaining. Judy was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, the Hon. George R. Gallagher, of Comus, MD, her brother William Jerome Kuertz, Jr., and sisters Virginia Kuertz Healey Trainor and Marjorie Kuertz Crotty, all of Cincinnati, OH. She is survived by her children, Mary Elizabeth (Betsy) Gallagher and Christopher R. Gallagher, both of Comus, MD, and her nieces and nephews: Mary (Mimi) Frances Healey Fallon, of Windham, NH, Cherie Kuertz Murphy, Ph.D., of Dallas, TX, Kevin Healey, Connie Kuertz, and Nancy Kuertz, all of Cincinnati, OH, Jeffrey Crotty, of Sarasota, FL, Brendan Crotty, of Lafayette, CO, Malcolm Crotty, of Chapin, SC, Cynthia Crotty Katz, of Cincinnati, OH, and Dermot Crotty, of CA, Michela Gallagher, Ph.D., of Baltimore, MD, Spencer Gallagher, of Park City, UT, Edward Gallagher, of Washington, DC, John E. Avery, of Palm Beach, FL, and Madison, CT, George Avery, of Chevy Chase, MD, and Stonington, CT, Patricia Avery of Washington, DC, and Stonington, CT, Donna Marshall Constantinople and Jenifer Marshall Lippincott, both of Washington, D.C., Maura Marshall Wright, of Roanoke, VA, and Marsh S. Marshall, Jr., of Bethesda, MD. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2012, at St. Mary's Church & Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, 18230 Barnesville Rd, Barnesville, MD. Officiating will be Father Kevin P. O'Reilly. Light refreshments will be served at the Pavilion following the Mass. Interment will take place at Monocacy Cemetery, Beallsville, MD. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Hilton's Funeral Home in Barnesville, MD (www.hiltonfh.com). In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Mary's Church, P.O. Box 67, Barnesville, MD, 20838 (www.stmaryonline.com), or SOME (So Others Might Eat) 71 "O" Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20001 (www.some.org)

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Published in The Cincinnati Enquirer on Sept. 27, 2012
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