Judith Alvey
Alvey, Judith HEMET, Calif. Judith Marguerite (MacDonald) Alvey died peacefully with her two children by her bedside, on Sunday June 26, 2011, at Hemet Valley Medical Center, Calif. Judith resided in Hemet for the past four years, where she was enjoying retirement. Prior to her retirement, Judy was a very well-respected and dedicated High School English/Humanities teacher for over 20 years, in the Schenectady City School District. Judy was born and raised in Patchogue, N.Y., and always proudly considered this to be her home. She received her bachelor of arts degree from Skidmore College in Saratoga and later, her master of science degree from the State University of New York at Albany. Surviving family members include her two beloved children, her son, W. Douglas Alvey, who resides in Guilderland and her daughter, Samantha Motto, who resides in Niskayuna. Judy is also survived by her two brothers, James MacDonald of Hemet, Calif. and Jeffrey MacDonald of Cumberland, Md.; her daughter-in-law, Rachael Alvey and son-in-law, Glenn Motto. Judy has four beautiful grandchildren, Austin Alvey, Savannah Alvey, Gavin Motto and Madeline Motto. Judy had a very strong spirit and an incredible heart. She will be greatly missed by her children and fondly remembered by her family and friends. Her family honored her wishes to be laid to rest at sea. A memorial service in her honor will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society (800) 227-2345. Acknowledgements of donations may be sent to Samantha Motto 1113 Millington Road, Niskayuna, NY 12309 and/or Douglas Alvey 6966 Suzanne Court, Schenectady, NY 12303.
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Published by Albany Times Union on Jul. 3, 2011.
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She was one of my favorite teachers from high school, one of those who made a real difference to the kids who were having difficulty, or just felt different. She was one of a kind and I think of her often. My heartfelt condolences to the family.

~Russell Selkirk, MPHS Class of '90
August 2, 2011
I loved mrs Alvey...she was one of a kind..I learned more from her out of class than in class..my sympathies and condolences to her family..she will always have a big place in my heart. Mont Pleasant H.S class of 1990
marc decrosta
August 1, 2011
With Respect:To All those Gone But Never Forgotten R.I.P All From All nations WorldWide!
Alan Teale
England Uk
Alan Teale
July 17, 2011
Samantha and Doug, I am so sorry to hear about your mom. You both are in my thoughts and prayers. I have many good memories of all of us when we were children. My condolences to you both and your families.
Darcy Moore McDonald
July 11, 2011
Doug and Sam, sorry to hear about your Mom, I have lots of memories of her and you guys . Ray M
July 10, 2011
Rest in peace
Lucia Bartoli
July 7, 2011
Mrs. Alvey was a wonderful teacher. She always made learning a fun and enjoyable experience for all her students. She always had a funny story to tell as well. May peace be with her family and friends at this difficult time and keep your memories close to heart. She will never be forgotten!
July 5, 2011
Ms. Alvey was a wonderful teacher and a great person to know. She made class enjoyable, fun and good learning experience as well. She always had a great story to tell. I'm sorry to hear of your loss, she will be greatly missed by family, friends, and students alike.
July 5, 2011
Dear Doug, Rachel, Savannah and Austin, please accept our sincere condolences. May your faith sustain you and your many memories bring healing. The McBride Family
patricia mcbride
July 4, 2011
Ms Alvey is one of my most memorable teachers from Schenectady High. She was a kind soul who later encouraged me to become a teacher as well. Im sorry to hear of your loss. May peace be with your family in this difficult time.
July 3, 2011
Doug & Samantha, so very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. Samantha, I remember her, vividly, from our CCD days...Hope you and your families find peace & joy in your memories.
Carrie Nowik (Kosinski)
July 3, 2011
To Doug & family, so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be keeping all of you in my prayers. Much love, Coleen
Coleen Taylor
July 3, 2011