Judith Keller Barr
Portsmouth - Judith Keller Barr of Branford, CT., died on September 24, 2013. Born August 9, 1935 in Portsmouth, VA, she was the daughter of the late Sidney and Vivian Keller. She was predeceased by her son, Stephen Barr.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 57 years, Charles Barr, her daughter, Vivienne Barr Braun and husband, Perry, her daughter-in-law, Rebecca Vogel Barr, her sister Linda Longman and husband, Jonathan and grandchildren, Sam, Jack, Nicole and Andrew.
Judith was an alumna of Goucher College and received a Doctor of Science in Medical Sociology from The Johns Hopkins University. Doctor Barr served as a faculty member of Rutgers and New York University and most recently at Southern Connecticut State University. Also for many years she was a research scientist at New York Blue Cross/Blue Shield and Qualidigm. She was an active member of Temple Beth Tikvah in Madison and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven. Throughout her life, Judith had a remarkable gift for making and maintaining friends. With her boundless energy, she touched many lives.
Funeral Services were held today, September 29, 2013 in Temple Beth Tikvah, Madison, CT. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Gomley Chesed Cemetery, Portsmouth, VA. Rabbi Michel Panitz will officiate. Immediately following the graveside service, the family will sit Shiva until 8:00 PM, at the home of Valerie and Matthew White, Norfolk, VA.
Memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth Tikvah Adult Education Fund or to the Stephen Barr Award, c/o Temple Beth Tikvah, 196 Durham Road, Madison, CT, 06443.
H.D. Oliver Funeral Apts., Norfolk chapel is handling local arrangements
Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Sep. 29, 2013.