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Judith Anne (Judy) Starkloff of Madison, Alabama, passed away at Huntsville Hospital, AL, from cardiac arrest on Saturday, May 30, 2020. She was 74.
Judy was born April 12, 1946 in Paterson, New Jersey, to Mary Jane (Reid) and Robert Francis Kent. She moved to Washington, DC at an early age, then to Maryland where she graduated from Bladensburg High School in 1964. Judy worked at Walter Reed Army Hospital as a medical secretary. Judy also worked at Fitzsimons Army Hospital in Denver, Colorado, and at Patch Barracks in Stuttgart, Germany, as an administrative secretary.
She met her husband Karl at Patch Barracks and they were married in 1979. After leaving Germany she went with her husband to Randolph AFB in San Antonio, Texas, then to McGuire AFB in New Jersey. After Karl retired in 1989, they moved to Madison, Alabama.
Judy was raised Catholic and joined the Lutheran Church in San Antonio. Judy and Karl are charter members of Messiah Lutheran Church. She faithfully served on Altar Guild for over 20 years. She attended the annual Southeastern Synod Assembly in Atlanta. She has served on the nominating committee, was the first Fellowship Chairperson, and co-chair on different sub committees of Fellowship. She has served as Greeter and Lector/Communion Assistant. Most recently she was the Special Meals coordinator for whenever meals were needed for Messiah Lutheran Church members.
Judy was active in the North Alabama chapter of the American Wine Society serving as secretary/treasurer, programs chairperson, and chapter chairperson.
Judy was an antique dealer and liked to cook, play bridge, and travel. She and Karl enjoyed many cruises together and with friends. One of her favorite trips was to Alaska. She also liked to read and belonged to a couple of book clubs.
A memorial service is planned for Sunday, July 19th at Messiah Lutheran Church, 7740 Highway 72 West, Madison, Alabama. Judy’s ashes are interred at the columbarium of Messiah Lutheran Church.
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