Judy (Judith Anderson Freund) Beisswenger


Obituaries | The Tube City Almanac | May 28, 2022

Our dear mother, Judy (Judith Anderson Freund) Beisswenger, passed away on May 27, 2022 at the age of 78. She was a wonderful woman with many friends in the Pittsburgh, PA, area and in Nashville, TN.

Judy was born July 2,1943 to Ernie and Doris Anderson of McKeesport, PA, and is survived by her siblings, David Anderson of St. Augustine, FL, and Joan (Sam) Patterson of Lancaster, PA. She graduated from McKeesport High School, Slippery Rock State College (where she was a founding sister of the Delta Zeta sorority) and Penn State University. She taught and substituted in business and English at McKeesport High School for many years.

Judy married fellow teacher John Freund in 1966 and is survived by their four children and grandchildren, Carol (Rick) Taylor (Samuel, Amanda, and Ruby), of Nashville, TN, David (Suzanne) Freund (Tarrah, Zachary, and Robyn) of Butler, PA, John (Janice) Freund of Raleigh, NC, and Ruth (Jason) Bacher (Aubriella and Madilynne) of Butler, PA. She is also survived by numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.

She was proud to serve as President of the Women’s Association of the Builder’s Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh. She worked very hard on the development of the scholarship fund. In 2005 Judy married Don Beisswenger in Nashville and became very involved in advocacy for the homeless and also volunteered for over ten years at Vanderbilt 100 Oaks and was pleased to serve on the advisory board of Vanderbilt Hospital. She greatly loved her step-children, grandchildren, and their families.

Judy is survived by Peter (Sophia) Beisswenger of Valejo, CA, Drew (Nancy) Beisswenger (Helen) of Belle Vista, AR, Tom (Mary) Beisswenger (Sara) of Athens, GA, Philip (Bacilia) Beisswenger (Daniel, Matthew, Manuel, and Estefana) of Audubon IA, Suzanne (Mitch) Gault (Emily and Parker) of Simpsonville, SC, and Rebecca Duval (Dylan and Rachel) of Nashville, TN. Judy was raised in the Tabor Lutheran Church of McKeesport and grew to have great faith and love her Swedish heritage. She served on the board of deacons at Plum Creek Presbyterian Church, and later in Nashville enjoyed fellowship in the Presbyterian PCUSA Church and especially the Edgehill Methodist community. Her family would like to thank Lenny Pintell for his love and care in recent years.

Visitation will be from 4 P.M. until the time of the memorial service at 6:30 P.M. on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at Boylan Funeral Home & Cremation Center of Connoquenessing Twp., 856 Evans City Rd., Renfrew, PA 16053, followed by a reception at The Stables of Connoquenessing (rear of funeral home).

Donations to the charities close to her heart would honor her: Penuel Ridge Retreat Center, Ashland City, TN, and Project Return, Nashville, TN. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at

Originally published May 28, 2022.

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