Judith Rose Beckerman, 90, of Woodstock, NY, passed peacefully on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston, NY.
Judy was born on June 25, 1933, in New Orleans, LA and was the daughter of the late Joseph and Beatrice Schultz. While in New Orleans, she met her husband Martin Beckerman who was studying at Tulane University. They were married in 1953.
Soon after marrying, Marty and Judy moved to Fort Benning Georgia where Marty served in the Army. After Marty’s service, they moved back to New Orleans so he could complete his master’s at Tulane. In 1959, Marty accepted a job with IBM, and he and Judy moved to Kingston, NY.
After living in Kingston for a few years, they moved to Woodstock where they raised their three sons. She lovingly made every school lunch and came to all the games and track meets. Judy was devoted to her family, and happiest when everyone was around. She hosted every family gathering she could, making brisket, salmon, potato latkes and the best matza ball soup in the world.
In addition to her family, she cared about everyone she met, greeting them with a warm smile. For nearly 30 years, she volunteered at Family of Woodstock, answering phone calls of people in crisis, and handing out food and clothing to those in need. For several years she was office manager for two doctor’s offices.
Judy is survived by her brother David Schultz; sons Mark and his wife Paula, Steven and his wife Lisa, and Wayne and his wife Marian; grandchildren Dylan, Tanner, Kelsie, Marisa, Elena, Page, and Sasha; great grandchild Adeline. Judith is preceded in death by her husband, Martin Beckerman.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Service, 326 Albany Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401, where the funeral service will take place at 10am on Sunday September 24, 2023 with burial following in Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, NY.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in Judy’s memory may be made to Family of Woodstock at www.familyofwoodstockinc.org/donate/.
A tribute for Judith may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for his family.