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William "Bill" R. Judd

November 19, 1934 ~ August 12, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

William R. “Bill” Judd, 86, of Mt. Lebanon, passed away at St. Clair Hospital on Thursday, August 12, 2021, with his beloved wife at his side. Born November 19, 1934, in Dysart, PA, Cambria County, he was the son of the late Raymond and Stella Flick Judd. Dear husband and best friend of Veronica “Vicky” Wilson Judd, whom he married in 1957 in the same church where he was an altar boy for several years, St. Mary Magdalen Church in Cambria County, PA. Brother of Jack Judd (dear friend, Marge), Doris Wagner (Leon), the late Ted Judd (Mary, surviving)) and the late Marian Cohen (the late Alan). Also survived by one niece and four nephews. Bill honorably and proudly served in the U.S. Army at Ft. Benning, GA and in Bamberg, Germany from 1957 until 1959. He was a 1966 graduate of Duquesne University with a degree in Political Science. His 35 year career began and ended with employment by the F.B.I.  He proudly served as a tour guide in Washington, D.C. then as a clerk in Washington, D.C., Phoenix, AZ and Pittsburgh, PA. In 1972 he became a Special Agent with assignments as firearms instructor, foreign counterintelligence, and sitting on the review board for potential agents: serving in Cincinnati, Ohio, New York and Pittsburgh. Upon retirement, he later returned by contract to work on a BICS program. Bill had many interests on his journey through life. He was an avid reader. His love of the outdoors began in childhood. He was a hunter, loading his own shells and participating in many shooting matches.  He was a fly fisherman, tying his own flies. He was a birder, doing Christmas bird counts, spring migrations counts and summer butterfly counts. Autumn found him at the Allegheny Front in the Johnstown, PA area counting migrating hawks and eagles. Bill was also a member of the Audubon Society of Allegheny Plateau, Pennsylvania Society of Ornithology, Pittsburgh South Hills Christmas Bird Circle (initiated with others), Todd Bird Club, Three River’s Birding Club, Westmoreland Bird and Nature Club, The National Rifle Association, Trout Unlimited, McDonald Sportsman’s Club and the USC Land Stewardship of Upper St. Clair, from whom he received the Tracy Buckman Stewardship Award. Family and friends will be received at Laughlin Cremation and Funeral Tributes, 222 Washington Road, Mt. Lebanon on Thursday morning, August 19, 2021, from 10:00 until 11:00. His Funeral Mass will be celebrated in St. Bernard Church (St. Michael the Archangel Parish) on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. Private interment with Military Honors will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. The family requests NO FLOWERS, please. If desired, please consider a contribution to Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 or to a charity of one’s choice

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
August 19, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Laughlin Cremation & Funeral Tributes
222 Washington Rd
Mt Lebanon, Pennsylvania 15216

Funeral Mass
Thursday
August 19, 2021

11:30 AM
Saint Bernard Church
311 Washington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Private Committal

National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
1158 Morgan Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017

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