Judith Yannariello, Ph.D.
AGE: 56 • Somerset
Judith Yannariello, Ph.D., 56, passed away at home on October 27, 2014. Judith was born and raised in Lyndhurst, NJ, She lived in Connecticut and Texas, prior to returning to Lakewood, New Jersey to care for her parents. She then relocated to Somerset in 2002. She earned her B.S. in Biology from Rutgers University, M.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Texas and Ph.D. in Experimental Pathology from Yale University. While in Texas, Judith was an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics at the University of Texas. She managed the Stem Core Facility and the Eye Research Laboratory of the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences.
She had numerous scientific manuscripts published. She was nominated for Marquis Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Science and Engineering. Judith later became Director of Operations for Gene-Cell, a private biochemistry firm in Houston, Texas. After relocating to New Jersey, she worked as Manager of the Department of Orthobiologics at the Musculoskeletal Transplant Foundation in Edison, NJ. After many years in academia and research, Judith became a student again to prepare for a second career in the clinical practice of medicine that was always close to her heart. In 2011, she enrolled in the Physician Assistant Program at Rutgers University, where she was an inspiration to her fellow students as well as the "class mom" to her younger colleagues. Before her death, she completed the requirements for the didactic portion of the program and was conferred a Certificate of Completion in October of this year. Judith was a member of the Bridgewater United Methodist Church. She enjoyed gardening and cooking, especially Italian food. She loved spending time during the summer at Moot Point, her husband's family's lake home in the Adirondacks. Above all, she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend who will be missed by all who knew her.
She is survived by her husband The Reverend Jack Zamboni, her son Mark Brown and his wife, Kayleigh, her daughter Coral Brown and her grandchildren, Kyli and Colton Brown. She is also survived by her stepson Jonathan Zamboni, her sister-in-law Helen Zamboni and her husband Steve Rosen. In addition, she is survived by her cousin Rosanne Krais and her husband Bill, and her former husband David Brown.
A memorial visitation will be at Bridgewater United Methodist Church on Saturday, November 1st from 12-2pm. A memorial service will be at the church on Sunday, November 2nd at 2:30pm. Arrangements by the Bruce C. VanArsdale Funeral Home, Somerville.
A scholarship is being established in Judith's memory. Contributions should be sent to Rutgers University Foundation, 303 George Street, Suite 301, New Brunswick, NJ. 08901. Please indicate "Judith Yannariello SHRP Physician Assistant Scholarship Fund" in the memo line or accompanying note. To send condolences to the family, visit www.brucecvanarsdalefuneralhome.com