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Judith “Judy” Boydoh

Judith “Judy” Boydoh, of Buckeye Lake, went to be with the Lord, March 1, 2011, at the Selma Markowitz Care Center.

She was born August 29, 1940, to the late Benjamin “Benny” and Caroline Kolbash of Fairmont, West Virginia. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Judy is survived by her husband of 50 years, Robert; three children, Kim of Newark, Kyle of Buckeye Lake and Bob Jr. and his wife, Susan of Greensboro, NC; her grandchildren, Jack and Francis; her brother, Benny Jr. and his wife, Paulette of Fairmont, WV; and four nieces. She was blessed to have several long-time special friends including a group who calls themselves the “Basket Cases.”

A graduate of Fairmont High School, Judy spent her early adulthood as a cosmetologist. She married Robert Boydoh in 1960 and they moved to Rockledge, FL then later to Richmond, VA where Judy became a teacher’s aide while raising her three children. In 1972, they moved to Granville, where she ventured into business with a quilting and needlework store then becoming a real estate agent and settling in to her final home on Buckeye Lake.

She had a wide variety of interests and loves including quilting, needlework, reading, cooking, gardening, collecting beautiful objects and fine jewelry. She was an avid traveler – enjoying the sights, sounds, cultures and cuisines of many places. She especially loved her pets whom she treated as her babies. She had many friends and acquaintances during her life and some of the luckier people were blessed by knowing her in depth. Judy will always be remembered for her gift of providing information on almost any topic; she was always well-read and up-to-date on current events and she loved a healthy discussion or debate of them. Everyone will miss her gourmet cooking as she truly enjoyed hosting elaborate dinner parties, festive meals and cookouts at the Lake; oftentimes looking for opportunities to feed her culinary masterpieces to anyone, anytime, anywhere.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home, 985 North 21st Street, Newark, at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 12, 2011, with Pastor Melanie Forsythe presiding. Because Judy always enjoyed entertaining, a reception will immediately follow the service.

The family requests, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Judy’s name and memory be made to either The James (The Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institution) or the Foundation for Hospice of Central Ohio; details on either can be obtained from their websites.

The Boydoh family requests online condolences be submitted at and click obituaries/ view full details/ guest book entry.

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