Judith “Judi” Fischer
Judi passed away in her home on 4/27/2023. She will be missed beyond words by many and is survived by her daughter/best friend/slumber party partner/fellow shenanigator, Deana Barone, her mother, Doris (Wilp) Fischer, her siblings: Dan Fischer, Lori and Dan DePiano, Alice and Pete Lackmeyer, Bill and Mary Fischer and Dennis Fischer not to mention countless adoring nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews as well as her children of other mothers, Heidi McCarty-Anglin, Heather (Peck) Rutz, Lisa (Bardonaro) Reibly and Maria (Mann) Kauflin, Jay Marentay, and her grandpup, Mina, that she pretended she barely tolerated but secretly loved.
Known as Jude, Juda, Judith Ann (when in trouble) and Yo-Yo, she was an independent, intelligent, resourceful, sassy, feisty, playful and goofy woman with a bigger than life personality. You could never find a fiercer fighter, protector, champion and supporter of those she loved. Her quick wit and sarcasm was well known, adored and given back in spades by her amazing family and friends. She loved horses, thoroughly enjoyed Genealogy and recording history to share with family, being a problem solver and the person to “fix” anything and everything, but by far, her greatest love was for her friends and family.
She was a proud graduate of Regina High School and of her ability to know all the ins and outs of the forklift parts industry. She was a Parts Manager for over 40 years with her last 30 being with her work family at Portman Equipment/Equipment Depot.
We take comfort in knowing she is breathing deeply, singing, and dancing with the angels. We can see her egging those same angels on into endless “The Twist” contests where undoubtedly she continues to take first place. Until we see her again, we will live our best lives, being grateful for all the joy and love she has given us, celebrating her and continuing to love her more than all the stars in the sky, even the ones that look like stars but are really airplanes.
A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday, May 4, 2023 from 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Norwood, Ohio and will be immediately followed by mass and procession to Gate of Heaven Cemetery.