Judy Snyderman, age 87 of Madison, Wisconsin, died peacefully on May 9th, 2022 at Capitol Lakes Health Center.
She was born on January 27, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated from Forest Park High School where she was sports editor of the school newspaper and Vice President of her class of 1953. She met her husband, Malcolm, in high school and was married during her senior year at Goucher College where she was a math major. She tried teaching junior high math but later took a job at SRI (a small research company) and discovered that she enjoyed the competition of selling. SRI paid for her MBA at the University of Maryland-Baltimore. She then found her calling selling sophisticated medical equipment for Hewlett Packard. This job took her to Pennsylvania and later to Cincinnati, Ohio. She was the first female salesperson for HP Medical.
After retiring from HP, she stayed in Cincinnati for many years and met her closest friends and traveling companions. In 2014, she moved to Capitol Lakes Retirement Community in Madison, Wisconsin where she has spent the last 8 years with her wonderful Capitol Lakes friends enjoying movie group, dinners, Mahjongg, the symphony, and knitting.
Judy was a very adventurous woman who loved baseball (mostly the Cincinnati Reds) and went to every baseball park in the country with her sister, Linda, and is in the fans hall of fame. She has also been to every National Park in the country (except in Alaska).
She loved riding roller coasters, going to the ocean, hiking/traveling, and spending time with her children and grandchildren, especially summer vacations in New Hampshire and more recently, Cape Cod.
She is survived by 2 children: Mark (Lynn), Ellen (Mike), 4 grandchildren: Kayla (Billy), Reed (Julia), Katie, and Emily, 2 great grandchildren: Nell and Silas, a niece Margery (Steve), a nephew Brian (Mona), and a few grandnieces and a grandnephew. She was preceded in death by Linda Roemer (sister), Sarah Snyderman (daughter-in-law), and Malcolm Snyderman (former husband).
Judy was a strong advocate for the right to die with dignity and resided on the Advisory Board of Final Exit Network. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Final Exit Network or Capitol Lakes Foundation.
A celebration of life will be held for immediate family and friends to honor/celebrate Judy’s life.