AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – On Saturday, January 7, 2023, Robert Earl “Bob” Judy, age 73, of Austintown passed away after a brief illness in the Cleveland Clinic on Saturday, January 7, 2023.
He was born on June 10, 1949 in Ravenna, Ohio to Sidney W. and Virginia B. (Byers) Judy.
Bob graduated from Austintown Fitch High School and honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps, Airborne Division, as Corporal E4 from 1970 to 1972.
Robert lived life to its fullest. He ended each day with wine in a coffee mug. He loved woodworking and make furniture, tables and other “Bob Judy” creations for family and friends. Bob enjoyed traveling by Amtrak for cross country trips across the country with his wife, brother and sister-in-law. He loved family beach vacations and the yearly Myrtle Beach trip with his wife and their closest friends. Bob also enjoyed gardening and took considerable pride in his vegetable and flower gardens. He always had the best looking lawn in the neighborhood. Bob was everyone’s favorite neighbor and was always lending hand with whatever needed done from cutting grass and moving TVs. He taught his sons-in-law how to do things around the house from remodeling to building a chicken coop. Anyone who knew him would say “he was the best guy ever”. Bob’s greatest love was his family, especially his three grandchildren who called him as “Pop”. Pop was their biggest cheerleader who never missed one of their sporting events.
Robert is survived by his beloved wife, Jackelyn “Jackie” (Hatfield) Judy of Austintown; children, Robert “Todd” (Beth) Judy of Columbiana and Melissa “Missy” (Jody) Myers of Austintown; grandchildren, Ethan Kerr and Gabby Kerr, both of North Jackson and Kalib “KB” Myers of Austintown; son-in-law, Greg Kerr of North Jackson; father-in-law, Kenny Hatfield of Austintown; siblings, Jim (Barbara) Judy of Florida and Sam (MaryJo) Judy of Austintown; as well as nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, Bob was also preceded in death by his dear daughter, Nikki Judy-Kerr.
Burial will take place on Saturday, January 28, 2023 at 11:30 a.m. in the chapel of Green Haven Memorial Gardens, located at 3495 S. Canfield-Niles Rd, Canfield, OH 44406 with military honors.
Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat, Inc.
A television tribute will air Thursday, January 12 at the following approximate times: 6:47 a.m. on WYTV, 9:43 a.m. on WKBN, 10:58 a.m. on FOX and 8:12 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.