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Judy Lynn Zuccala

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Judy Lynn Zuccala, age 75 of Goodyear, AZ died February 4, 2020 in Goodyear, AZ.  She was born July 8, 1944 and raised on a farm in Akron, IA.  She worked in the airline industry for over 30 years where she had the responsibility of managing the weight and balance of the aircraft.  She was hired by TWA and retired from American Airlines. Her husband, Ken Ridgway also worked for the airlines as a pilot and they retired together to the PebbleCreek community in Arizona.

When Ken passed away not long after retirement, Judy found friendship and a rich social life in her community.  She was a member of Lunch Bunch 2, and met for lunch with the group for 21 years.  She loved to sing (her license plate was NTEMAME) and was a member of the PebbleCreek Singers. She was a member of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church for over 20 years and faithfully sang in the choir and enriched the congregation.

Judy liked to sail and met her next husband, Joe through a sailing group.  Together they sailed through the Sea of Cortez, the British Virgin Isles, and from the Winward Islands down to the tip of Granada.

Judy is survived by her husband, Joe Zuccala, her brother Gaynor Klemme, and several step-grandchildren.  Condolences for the family may be left below.

14 Comments on “Judy Lynn Zuccala

  1. It seems to little to say sorry for your loss. I know you had good times together so remember the best.

  2. Joe,
    Please feel comfortable reaching out to me or others for food for the first week. It is a Jewish practice. You should not have to prepare food for yourself for a full week.

  3. Joe,

    We along with the rest of the LPSC family of sailors were shocked and saddened upon hearing the news of Judy’s passing. Speaking for myself & my wife Helen (who was widowed before we met), we didn’t get a chance to know Judy that all that well but she seemed like a nice lady & the two of you seemed a happy couple.

    Along the shore I spy a ship As she set out to sea;
    She spreads her sails and sniffs the breeze
    And slips away from me.
    I watch her fading image shrink,
    As she moves on and on,
    Until at last she’s but a speck,
    Then someone says, “She’s gone.”
    Gone where? Gone only form our sight
    And from our farewell cries;
    That ship will somewhere reappear to other eager eyes.
    Beyond the dim horizon’s rim, resound the welcome drums,
    And while we’re crying, There she goes!
    They’re shouting, Here she comes!
    We’re built to cruise for but a while
    Upon the trackless sea
    Until one day we sail away into infinity.
    John T. Baker

    Please accept our sincere condolences.

  4. Dear Joe, so sorry to hear of the passing of Judy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Judy will be missed, she was a wonderful lady. God’s peace to you,
    Kay & Gene Myers

  5. Joe, you had too short a time with Judy here on earth but you will see her again. I am so sad knowing that she no longer walks this earth. I loved her dearly.

  6. Dear Joe, Judy was a dear friend to me since I moved to Goodyear in 2003 and I cherished all of my time with her. What a gift she was to many people in many ways. Please reach out if there is anything I can to do help you. Unfortunately as you know, I’ve been where you are now and where you have been before. I am so glad you two found each other and enjoyed the time you had. May God’s loving arms surround you. Gayle Denny

  7. Joe Phil and I are truly sorry for you and your families loss. Judy was a wonderful person and will truly be missed. Our heartfelt sympathy. Karon and Phil Hunsley.

  8. Joe We are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. Our heartfelt sympathy to you and your family. She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed. Love Karon and Phil Hunsley

  9. Joe Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Judy was a very special person and will be greatly missed. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Love Karon and Phil

  10. Words can never express feelings completely . Just remember the good things and that all of your friends love you both .

  11. Dear Joe , Charles and I are so sorry for your loss, Judy was a lovely lady taken too soon. The love Judy had for you is something that can never be taken away!
    Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal,
    Love leaves memories that no one can steal
    Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Joe,

    Judy was one of the first people I met after moving to Goodyear. Our weekly Women’s Bible Study at your home was a highlight of my week. I fondly recall celebrating an early morning “progressive” breakfast, with all the gals arriving in pajamas, to celebrate Santa Lucia Day. What fun we all had, just sharing time together!

    We were all so blessed to have Judy in our lives. Our thoughts and prayers surround you.

  13. For Joe and Judy’s Family,
    We are deeply saddened and heartbroken by the sudden loss of our dear Judy. Thank you for sharing Judy with us in life. Our life’s will forever be better for having known her. She was an incredible person and will be deeply and forever missed. Sing with the angels Judy, until we meet again.
    Love, Jon, Elaine, Alec & Alyssa Zuccala

  14. Thoughts and prayers are with you Joe. I felt honored that Judy trusted me enough to put her care in my hands. There are just some patients whom a physician does not forget. Judy was one of those. Dr Shildt

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