Obituary of Florence Judd
Born on January 31, 1919 to Doris (Quandt) and Earl Lamont, Florence (Lamont) Judd was predeceased by her husband William Judd, brothers Elmer, Fredrick, Robert, Charles and Raymond and sisters Marion Gaylord, Margaret Frombgen, and Helen Schaffer. Florence was loved by her many nieces, nephews and extended family. As a young girl, Florence worked in various Lockport 5 & 10 cent stores. After graduating from Lockport High School in 1937, she worked at the Niagara Sanitarium as a medical stenographer, took copious notes for the autopsy department and also worked as switchboard operator until 1942. During World War II, Florence worked at Bell Aircraft. She then began her career at the General Motors Harrison Radiator plant as a Senior Benefits Clerk until she retired after 34 years on April 1, 1980.
Upon retirement, Florence volunteered at the Lockport Library, where she was prized for her pleasant personality, accuracy and dependability, earning the VIVA Award for outstanding volunteer. Very active at Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Florence served in many leadership roles including: Board of Trustees, Administrative Board, and Finance Committee. She served as Sunday School Teacher, on many committees, and until recently, helped at the annual Lenten Luncheons, Rummage sale and the Church History committee. Florence was honored for her many years of service receiving her church's Laity of the Year Award. Responding to a request in the Buffalo News for people to write about family members who they saw off to World War II at the Buffalo Central Train Station, Florence wrote a letter about seeing her husband off. It was so beautifully written, it is now on a plaque at the Station.
Always interesting and informed, Florence kept up on local and world news and events, loved reading, nature, and her Yankee baseball and Buffalo Bills football teams. She was the "hub" of her large extended family, and was instrumental in coordinating the Lamont family picnics, and Christmas parties. Florence has been the glue and teacher for her beloved family in the importance of keeping family together.
Relatives and friends are invited to a memorial service Saturday, February 12th at 11 AM in Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave., Lockport. Interment was in Cold Springs Cemetery. Donations to Lockport Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 75 East Ave would be appreciated. Visit pruddenandkandt.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Florence Judd, please visit Tribute Store
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