Judith Finley Nuhfer, 74, of Sheffield, PA., died Wednesday
evening, February 21, 2018, surrounded by her family after a
courageous battle with cancer. She was born on September 29,
1943 in Warren, PA., to the late Edward and Elaine Lytle Finley.
On August 19, 1972 she married Gerald Nuhfer who survives.
Judy graduated from Warren Area High School Class of 1961 and
Clarion University. She taught 4th grade at South Street
Elementary School, for the Warren Head Start Program, and was
a learning support teacher at Warren High School before retiring
Judy was a member of St. Anthony’s Church where she was
active in the CCD Program as elementary coordinator, former
Eucharistic Minister and helped on funeral luncheons.
She was also a member of the Sheffield Progressive Women’s
Club and served on the scholarship recipient committee.
Judy followed all kinds of sports and especially liked watching
football and college basketball. She was quite the athlete herself,
bowling in the Sheffield Coffee League and she once bowled a
perfect 300 in a “no tap” game. Affectionately called “Nana or
Bubba” she was proud of her children and grandchildren’s
accomplishments and liked to watch their sporting events.
It was common to see Judy reading on the front porch of her
home or knitting one of her traditional baby blankets for the
Besides her parents, Judy was preceded in death by her son,
Darren at birth, a brother, Richard Finley, and sisters Peg Yaegle
and Jo Ann Finley.
Judy is survived by her husband of 45 years, Jerry and children,
Michele (Jason) Barner of Kane, PA., Jennifer (Dennis) Wang of
Fayetteville, N.Y., Rebecca (Chris) Riggle of Downingtown, PA.,
and Daniel (Rachelle) Nuhfer of Rochester, N.Y., seven
grandchildren – Alaina Barner, Curtis Barner, Blake Riggle, Cole
Riggle, Sammy Wang, Owen Wang, and Isaac Nuhfer. Also
surviving are children of her brother, Richard, Dirk (Diane) Finley
of Clarendon, PA., and Maryanne (Tom) Simon of St. Simons
Island, GA, along with many other nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304
East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, February 25, 2018 from 6 to 8
P.M. where a vigil service will be conducted at 5:45 P.M. A Mass
of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday, February 26, 2018
at 10:00 A.M. at St. Anthony’s R.C. Church, with Fr. James
Gutting, Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in the Mausoleum
of the Ascension in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery. Those wishing to
place memorials may do so through Special Olympics, Warren
Cancer Center, Sheffield V.F.W. Hospital Equipment, St.
Anthony’s Church or a charity of your choice. E-mail
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