CORTLAND - Judy C. Reese, 66, of Cortland, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 2, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Health Center after a courageous battle with cancer.
Judy was born on Dec. 13, 1946, in Akron. She was the daughter of Herbert White and Myrtle Chapman.
Judy was a member of the 1964 graduating class of Boardman High School and went on to graduate from Youngstown State University with a degree in education in 1968. She was a member of the Phi Mu sorority.
Judy was an elementary school teacher, and later, along with raising two small children, became a substitute teacher for the Youngstown Diocese, Liberty Schools and other area schools.
She was an active member of St. Robert Church in Cortland and the Youngstown Saxon Club.
Judy married Thomas Reese of Youngstown on March 30, 1984.
Besides her husband Thomas, Judy is survived by a son, Thomas (Valerie) Reese of Enterprise, Ala.; a daughter, Susan Pavalko of Boardman; and three small grandchildren, Brennan, Taryn and Elin.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents.
Judy was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother and will be missed by many.
There will be calling hours from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McClurkin's in Girard. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church in Cortland. There will be a calling hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday prior to the Mass.
McVean, Hughes and McClurkin Funeral Home handled arrangements.