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St. John's Lutheran Church
Friday March 16th, 2018
10:00am - 11:00am

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St. John's Lutheran Church
Friday March 16th, 2018

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Judith A. Newcomb

Judith A. Newcomb, 82, of Altamont, New York passed away at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's on March 9, 2018. Born on June 14, 1935, in Albany, New York to the late Mildred (nee Laraway) and Clarence Barber, she grew up on her family's dairy farm in Middleburgh, New York. Judy was predeceased by her husband of over fifty years, Lyle A. Newcomb (2009), whom she began dating while attending Cornell University. Judy and Lyle enjoyed travel and other social activities, including skiing and camping, and were long-time congregants of St. John's Lutheran Church in Altamont. Judy was a homemaker and worked for many years as a dental assistant for both Dr. Dan Burns and Dr. Stan Lis in Guilderland. She was a volunteer with Community Caregivers and the Altamont Free Library, as well as a member of Altamont's Train Station Quilters. In addition to her parents and her husband, she is predeceased by her half-sister, Frances Hubbard. She is survived by her children, Carla S. Stefan (Douglas) of Voorheesville, Lori J. Walrath (Stephen) of Altamont, and Lyle "Tom" Newcomb (Rachelle) of Davis, California, as well as six grandchildren, Lesley and Robert Stefan, Lydia and James Walrath, and Juliana and Lyla Newcomb. She is also survived by her sister in law Fay Haynes of Oneonta. Calling hours will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018, from 10am-11am at St. John's Lutheran Church, 140 Maple Avenue, Altamont, with funeral services to follow at 11am. A private interment will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. John's Lutheran Church, Community Caregivers at 2021 Western Ave, Albany, NY, 12203, or the Altamont Free Library at 179 Main Street, Altamont, NY 12009.


With deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ms. Judith May the Hearer of Prayer (Psalm 83:18) give you strength, courage, and peace in your time of sorrow (Psalm 65:2). And may you always cherish the wonderful and precious memories of time spent with your dear loved one. Your loved one is not only in your memory but will forever be in Gods memory. Please remember God promises us a time we will see our dead loved ones again. (Revelation 21:4) Micah

Micah J Lewis Mar 28 2018 12:00 AM

To the Newcomb Family, We are saddened to hear of the passing of Judy. We live across the street and I always offered to asssist her with anything she needed around the house but was rarely afforded the opportunity. What a strong and independent woman. Whenever she let me assist she would reward me with a plate of cookies! When she would be outside for a walk or coming back from church we would take a moment to share a conversation and I truly enjoyed the stories of her life, her growing up on the farm and the importance of hard work. Judy represented what makes Altamont a great place to live. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. Joe, Lori and all the kids!

McCullen - Rafferty Family Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Thinking of you Tom at this time of loss and transition. I am guessing this feels like the end of an era! My best to you and all your family as you navigate this journey.

Marian McLean Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

Condolences to Judys family. Judy and I generated great memories in the last couple of years.

LaVerne & Flora Del Hubbard Mar 15 2018 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy and love, You are in my prayers. Marlene

Marlene Angelo Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest condolences to Judys family. We pray that the happy memories of times shared will bring you pease at this difficult time. F7YrE

David and Mary Hubbard Mar 14 2018 12:00 AM

Dear Lori, Stephen, Lydia, and James, Deepest sympathy during this difficult time of the loss of your beloved matriarch, Judith. What a legacy she has left, which includes your beautiful family. God bless all of her loved ones. We hope that you can take comfort in good memories both now and in the future. We send our love to you.

Kate Dickson & David Johnson Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

I only knew Judy through my sister, Ruth Dickinson, but every time I visited Judy would always make a point of seeing me , she was a wonderful caring lady and I shall miss her. I am so sorry for your loss.

Sally Dyer Mar 12 2018 12:00 AM

To the family of Judy, You are in my prayers for comfort in the loss of your lovely mother and grandmother. Judy will be greatly missed at St. John's where she was my pew-mate and faithful worshipper for many years. Recently, she often volunteered with home-baked cookies, the canteen and donor registration at Red Cross blood drives at St. John's. There is some joy in knowing Judy is now reunited with her good husband Lyle and our Lord Jesus. Sadly, Kirby

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