Judith A. Braun July 29, 1943 - April 22, 2022
Judith Ann “Judy” Braun, of Salisbury Twp., was born July 29, 1943, and passed peacefully on April 22, 2022, at the Hospice House of the VNA of St. Luke’s, Bethlehem. She was the daughter of the late Dorothy A. (Coleman) and Roman R. Braun, Sr., of Allentown. Judy was a 1961 graduate of Dieruff High School and continued her education at the Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, graduating as a registered nurse in 1964. Her chosen specialty was pediatrics and she went on to become the school’s pediatric instructor. During her tenure at the school of nursing, she received her BS from Moravian, followed by a MED from Lehigh. Her passion and life’s work were always the health and welfare of children. Judy was a true advocate for every child for whom she cared, often being called upon to testify in court cases involving child abuse, welfare and placement. She loved teaching and sharing her vast knowledge and experiences with future generations of nurses. After the nursing school closed, she accepted a position as a visiting nurse with St. Luke’s, again specializing in child health and welfare. She frequently donated her own resources and time so that the children in her care could survive and thrive. After retiring, Judy volunteered at the St. Mark’s Food Bank. She loved photography, bowling, playing cards, listening to music, attending her brother’s concerts, and traveling to Alaska. She adored her dogs, Clarke, Holly, Molly, and Nikki, but most of all, she loved her family with her whole heart. Survivors: brothers, Robert, Mt. Pleasant SC, Richard and wife, Christianne, Woodland Hills CA, Russell and wife, April, St. Augustine FL; nieces, Bette Anderson, Judith Bleckley, Lisa Braun, Amy Kris, Emma Braun; nephews, Roman III, Randal, Kyle; several great and great great nieces and nephews. Brothers, Roman, Jr. and Ronald, preceded her in death. Services: 10:30 AM Thursday at STEPHENS FUNERAL HOME, INC. 274 N. Krocks Rd. Allentown. Call 9:30 AM until service time. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Howertown. Contributions: In lieu of flowers, to St. Luke’s Hospice, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or your local animal shelter or rescue.
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