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

in 2004.

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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