YORK Judith Ray Holbrook, formerly of Mount Joy passed away on February 9, 2013, at her home in York. Fondly known to many as "Judy", she was the daughter of the late Malcolm and Marjorie E. Good Holbrook. Born and raised in Dundalk, Maryland, Judy attended Baltimore Business College. She retired from Armstrong World Industries, Lancaster, and later from Tyco (AMP Inc.) route 230 operations in Mount Joy. During her retirement, she was a partner in "Ship Shape Antiques" in Mount Joy. She enjoyed a good political discussion, doing the daily crossword puzzle, playing her handheld solitaire game, history and reading about Civil War times. Judy moved to Pennsylvania in the early seventies and remained there where she met many people she called Best Friends. She would say, "You know who you are." Judy loved to talk with her niece and great-nephews on the phone and vacation in Garden City, S.C. She was quick with her comebacks and loved to have fun and laugh with her friends. Most recently, she was a patient at Memorial Hospital, York, and just wanted to "come home". She got her wish. Judy came home and passed away three hours later surrounded by those she loved and who loved her. Linda and Heather would like to extend a sincere "Thank You" to the entire staff of Memorial Hospital who helped care for Judy during her many hospitalizations. Linda was always amazed at how many staff members came to visit her each time she was a patient. She is survived by her best friend and companion, Linda Neubauer; her sister, Lynn Holbrook-Melvin; nieces, Heather (Donnie) Cavanah, and Jessica Birner; and great-nephews Alex, and Ethan Cavanah, who all reside in Florida. Judy loved all of the pets she had in her life but most of all Levi who meet her at the Rainbow Bridge on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 1:20pm. She also leaves behind Mia, Bently, Shena and Charlie her four legs pets. She was preceded in death by brother, Charles Holbrook. Information regarding a Memorial Service for Judy will be published at a later date. Interment will be private in the Mount Joy Cemetery. In remembrance of Judy, if you wish, please make a donation in her name to her favorite charity Animal Rescue, 2 Heritage Farm Drive, New Freedom, PA 17349. Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy. On line condolences may be directed to www.sheetzfuneralhome.com
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Published in York Daily Record & York Dispatch on Feb. 11, 2013