Judy Y. Earl (nee Young) of Fort Myers, Florida passed away unexpectedly on Monday, September 14, 2020 at age 78.
Judy was born on May 15, 1942 in Huntington Park, CA. She attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology.
While at college, Judy met her husband, Robert R. Earl (Bob), in the fall of 1962. They were married at All Saints Episcopal Church in Wynnewood, PA on December 30, 1964. Judy and Bob were married for a happy and memory-filled 55 years.
Judy began her career in Pennsylvania at Temple University Hospital as a microbiologist. She earned her Master of Science in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University, where she became an adjunct professor. She found her true calling as a teacher and spent the last 15 years of her career as the Assistant Professor of Microbiology/Coordinator of Microbiology at Montgomery County Community College. Judy found great joy in seeing her students’ success.
Judy and Bob lived in Voorhees, NJ for 35 years until their retirement in May 2015. They enjoyed spending time at their second home in Fort Myers, where they moved full time upon retirement.
Very close to Judy’s heart were her two children and four grandchildren who live in Massachusetts and Colorado. Her love and support of them were unparalleled.
Judy was an avid bridge player and a thoughtful partner. She liked her book club, attending concerts, playing mahjong, and spending time with her friends. She always had a smile for everyone.
Judy is survived by her loving family: husband Bob, brother-in-law Frank Earl, brother Larry Young, son Robert L. Earl, daughter Elizabeth Grindel, son-in-law Charles Grindel, grandson Hayden Earl, granddaughter Hadley Earl, granddaughter Caitlyn Grindel, grandson Liam Grindel, beloved dog Gertie, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many treasured friends and extended family.
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