Judith Lynne Bauersfeld, PhD of Ridgefield, CT, formerly of Scottsdale, Arizona and Pittsburgh, PA passed away peacefully on April 1, 2020 after more than a decade long battle with Alzheimer’s Disease and recently contracted the Covid 19 virus which ultimately took her life. She was married for 34 years to the late S. Richard Bauersfeld, MD, who passed in 2009. Born May 16, 1944 Judy was the only child of Evelyn and Eugene Moss of McKeesport , PA. She always described her childhood in the most positive ways and enjoyed a tight knit community of friends and extended family throughout her years in McKeesport. She attended Penn State and then the University of Pittsburgh where she eventually earned her doctoral degree in Public Health and Social Work; an accomplishment for which she was extremely proud. She began the Pittsburgh Center for Step-Families where she counseled families through the process of becoming a step-family. She was always a hard working and determined professional who eventually worked in Executive positions for organizations including The Make a Wish Foundation and Phoenix Memorial Hospital.
Judy is survived by her daughters and son in law Jennifer and Bill Theriault of Weston, CT, Irene Lovewell of Ashburn, VA, and son and daughter in law Donna and Paul Bauersfeld of Black Hawk, Colorado as well as grandchildren Samuel, Jack, and Evy Theriault, Mario Lovewell, and Jeremy and Chelsea Bauersfeld.
A burial in Tree of Life/Sfard Cemetery in Versailles will be held on Sunday April 5, 2020 and officiated by Rabbi Paul Tuchman. Arrangements by Strifflers of White Oak Cremation and Mortuary Services, 1100 Lincoln Way, White Oak, PA 15131 (Sue Striffler Galaski, supervisor, (412) 678-6177).
Remembrances may be made in Judy’s memory to the Jack Theriault Special Needs Trust, Trustee Daniel Theriault, 9 Zak Hill Dr., Woodbridge, CT 06525.
Originally published April 03, 2020.