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February 29, 1936 - May 31, 2015 Judy Cohn passed away at her home in Northridge, California, on May 31, 2015. Judy suffered from a malignant brain tumor that was discovered in November of 2012, the impact of which slowly eroded her faculties over the ensuing thirty months. She was 79 years old. Judy was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Bennett and Anne Cohn (of Blessed Memory) and attended The University of Oklahoma at Norman and The University of Nebraska at Omaha, graduating with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education. She was employed by the School District of Los Angeles from 1963 until her retirement in 2005. Judy spent the last fifteen years of her career as the Librarian and Library Media Teacher at Granada Hills Charter High School. Following her retirement, she worked as a CSULB Lecturer and Teacher and as a substitute Librarian at the Los Angeles Public Library. Judy was married to Bernie Stickgold from 1989 until his death in 2004. Judy was very, very active in both the Jewish world and in the library world. She was a leader and member of countless organizations including: President, Association of Jewish Libraries of Southern California; President, Stephen S. Wise Temple Singles; Vice President, Study Groups, Brandeis University Women's Committee; SAGE; Curriculum Coordinator, and many others. Judy was President of the Santa Monica Friends of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and was Communications Chair for the Valley S Committee, an L. A. Philharmonic Friends group in the San Fernando Valley. Judy's many friends will remember her warm and enthusiastic personality and her willingness to get involved and stay involved in a broad array of organizations and projects. Her home was open to all and she liked nothing better than having 30-50 friends or committee members over for a holiday dinner or organizational planning meeting. Books and reading were her other hobbies and she throughout her career amassed a huge collection of books that she stored in every nook and cranny of her home. Children's books were her favorite which was reflected by her twenty-five year membership to The Children's Book Club in Pasadena. Judy is survived by her brother Doug Cohn and his wife Maureen, of Tampa, Florida, nephew Levi Cohn and his wife Shira of Coral Springs, Florida and niece Jamie Cohn Frank and her husband Menashe of Hollywood, Florida. Judy was interred in Tampa, Florida. Please send donations in memory of Judy Cohn to: Hadassah Hospital, Research for Brain Cancer, 455 South Robertson Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Published in the Los Angeles Times from June 16 to June 17, 2015
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