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Judith S. Cort

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Judith S Cort

AGE: 77 • Forked River

Judith "Judy" Stephanie Cort, (nee McClear) age 77 of Forked River, NJ, passed away on Saturday, March 18, 2017. She was born June 29, 1939 in Jersey City, NJ to Frederick & Duryea McClear

Judy graduated from North Arlington High School in 1957 before attending Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. In high school Judy was a contributing member of the Viking Saga; the school's student newspaper. Judy was united in marriage to Robert T. Cort on July 16, 1960 in Madison, NJ. He preceded her in death April 29, 1981. They were married for 21 years and had moved from Newark, NJ to Forked River, NJ in 1971.

After her husbands' death in 1981, Judy began a career as a legal secretary for various local law firms before her retirement from the Law Office of Bonnie Kass-Viola, Toms River, NJ in 2012. Judy loved to cook and was an avid reader and loved to spend time with her grandchildren, and her pet cat Izzy.

She is survived by her children and spouses; son Michael (JoAnn) Cort, Waretown, NJ, son James Cort, Forked River, son Joseph (Anna-Marie) Cort, Forked River, and daughter Kathryn Cort, Forked River; 8 loving grandchildren: Michael, Daniel, Emily and Matthew of Waretown, NJ & Rachele, Robert, Kristianna and Valerie of Forked River. She is also survived by her sister Leslie Lieter of Bayville, NJ and is predeceased by her half brother Paul Breslin of Lyndhurst, NJ.

A Memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10 am-12 pm at Riggs Funeral Home, 130 North Main Street (aka Rt.9) Forked River and will be followed by a private inurnment.
Published in Asbury Park Press on Mar. 22, 2017
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