Judith Ann (Simcoe) Alexander Judith Ann (Simcoe) Alexander

Judith Ann (Simcoe) Alexander, 80, of Emmaus, passed away on Sunday, April 17, 2016, in her home, surrounded by her beloved family. Born in Northampton on June 6, 1935, Judith was the daughter of the late John G. and Mary V. (Tű) Simcoe, proprietors of Northampton Sanitary Dairy. Judith grew up on Simcoe Farms which is now the site of Iron Lakes Country Club. She graduated from Chestnut Hill College in 1957, the same year she was chosen as Miss Industry in Northampton. Judith married the late Dr. Raymond S. Alexander in 1959. She worked as a laboratory technician at Merck, Sharpe and Dome in Philadelphia prior to moving to Allentown in 1962. She assisted her husband with the administration of his office practice, and later worked as the manager of The Sun Inn Gift Shop in downtown Bethlehem. Judith had a life-long commitment to community work, as she felt, "From those to whom much is given, much is expected." She was a member of the Society of the Arts, the Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary, a volunteer for Channel 39, the United Way, and the Allentown Art Museum. On behalf of the local chapter of Catholic Charities, she opened her home and heart to young unwed mothers. Judith was an active member of St. Thomas More Church, where she attended mass daily. She served as a Eucharistic Minister and a volunteer for No One Dies Alone.

Survivors include her children: Lisa, of Clarendon Hills, IL, Todd, husband of Renee (Ambrosio) Alexander of Doylestown, PA, and Margo, wife of Bart Pattyson of Williamsburg, VA; sister, Christine Vaughn of Moscow, ID, and grandchildren Morgan Alexandra Fitzgerald and Liam Michael Fitzgerald. Judith was preceded in death by her sister, Sylvia Kopenhaver.

Services: Visitation will be held on Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:30am - 12pm at J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, 16th and Hamilton Sts., Allentown. Funeral Mass on Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 12:30pm in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1040 Flexer Avenue, Allentown.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to support the Gift of Life Donor Program through on-line contributions to http://www.donors1.org/.


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