Judith Ann Hummel, 78, of Orwigsburg, passed away Sunday, August 18th, at her residence, surrounded by her family.
Judy, as she preferred to be called, was born in Williamsport, Pa on June 21, 1941, a daughter of the late Louise D. (Brenner) and Carm E. Ward.
She was a 1959 graduate of Williamsport High School and owned & operated Hummel’s Furniture in Orwigsburg with her late husband, Charles W. Hummel. Charlie, as he preferred to be called, restarted his family business that originally started in 1874 and was in business for over 30 years before he retired in 2011 and passed away in 2012. Judy also had a business called The Monogram Shop.
Judy is survived by four sons David P. Ray, fiancé of Rose Marie Ferrer, Marc A. Ray, widower of Sherrie; Eric W. Ray, husband of Nicole; Ryan C. Ray, husband of Jackie and preceded by son Todd A. born and died in 1965. Judy is also survived by her brother, Chris Ward, grandchildren, Adam, Chelsea, Bryce & Ava Ray, and great granddaughter Adalynn. She is also survived by her first husband, Tony Ray, former owner of Ray’s IGA and Village Delis of Berks County. Family and friends feel Blessed for God’s gift of a one-of-a-kind mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister and friend. An amazing mother to her four boys who are thankful for her love, kindness, support and strength and her great cooking!
Judy was the matriarch of the family, always looking forward to and cherishing the moments of getting the family together, especially for birthdays and holidays. Nana treasured the moments playing games and having fun with her grandchildren and great granddaughter. Judy truly loved and found joy spending time with her lady friends from playing Mahjong, cards, going to restaurants or just visiting. Judy had a lot of
longlasting relationships and found comfort with her closest friends. Judy enjoyed her summers at the beach in Stone Harbor, NJ and winter vacations in Manasota Key, Florida where she collected seashells, sea glass and sharks teeth. Judy felt peace at her log home and spending time in her flower gardens; but not so much with the weeds. Judy will be sadly missed by her family and friends and she will always be on their minds and in their hearts.
Love, Your boys, family and friends.
In memory of life well lived, a Memorial gathering and Celebration of Life will be held at her home on Sat., August 24th, 11am-4pm. All are welcome.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge- Cheltenham, PA. 110 W. Laurel Avenue, Cheltenham, PA 19012.
American Cancer Society AstraZeneca Hope Lodge
110 W. Laurel Avenue, Cheltenham PA 19012