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Judith A Chapman

January 2, 1941May 19, 2015

Judy Chapman, age 74 passed away Tuesday, May 19th, 2015. She lived most of her life in Malibu, CA, spent some time living in Mexico, and finally resided in Winter Haven, FL. Judy spent her life with her best friend and husband and is with him again for eternity.

Judy is survived by her son: Robert Michael Chapman, daughter: Jenifer Gillotti and her husband Matt, sister: Janet Barnaby and 4 grandchildren.


Judith A Chapman

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June 7, 2015

Judy was an extremely good listener and friend. She heard what you said and knew just what to say. I so wish I was able to spend more time with her.She is missed now by so many people that loved her. Rest in peace now Judy.

Rosa Foyle

June 6, 2015

Judy's smile could light up any room she went into. I am blessed to have known her for over 30 years and she will be truly missed. Among many of her special traits was her wit and ability to read people for silent clues as to how they are feeling. Judy spent many an hour listening to my worries about my parents' divorce when Jeni and I were in middle school. Her genuine concern mixed with her sense of humor helped ease my pain so many years ago I always knew she had an open ear when I needed one. She always knew when I needed a laugh back then, and more recently too, as we sent funny internet stuff to each other over the past few years. But God obviously needs that Judy spunk more up in heaven than we do down here. RIP We will miss you.

Joan Donato

May 24, 2015

I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to communicate with Bob & Judy when they were living in Mexico. They truly were extraordinary people who sacrificed so much for so many. Now they are finally together again, in a much better place, for all eternity. Thank you, Judy, for everything you did. I will never, ever forget you or Bob.

Mike from

May 23, 2015

Though I never met Mrs. Chapman in person, I was able to experience her grace and humanity in our only conversation that occurred the day after Bob went to be with his creator. I pray those who knew the Chapman's closely will share their experiences so that we who did not will understand what true blessings they were to us all. Walk Sacred,

Dan and Judy McCarthy

May 23, 2015

We were grateful to have had such good
times with Judy and her family and we
miss her. But we know she is happy to be with Bob again in the land of heroes..

Chuck Augustin

May 23, 2015

Bob was my mentor and Judy was my counselor. They were always a pair, I could have never appreciated one without the other nearly as much. I last talked to them in February 2012 just before my second (redo) open heart surgery which failed. I don't know why I'm still here and they are not but there must be some good reason. During that last talk, I told Bob that I would wait for him and Judy at the golf course beyond this existence - turned out they are waiting for me. Although the battle here, in this incarnation, still remains for all of us who were made aware by Bob and Judy, it seems to me that the eventual outcome will remain the same. We all will meet again and laugh about all our mutual battles and problems while continuing our discussions and solutions. The purpose of all the incredible pain, sacrifices and challenges in this life will become clear to us in ways we can't imagine. And after all our laughing, crying and talking we will head off to that golf course where our tee time will be waiting for us. Until then, I will continue to miss both of them terribly.

Margo Bald

May 23, 2015

Judy and Bob are reunited once again and looking down on us and keeping a watchful eye.

Loretta Gillotti

May 22, 2015

A true conservative, and patriot, Judy, or Babci as we called her, always wore a warm, gentle smile. She had such a sweet, comforting way about her. The times I have spent with her, were times that brought me comfort, and a feeling of such exceptance. From the very first time we met, Judy treated my family, and myself, like we have known each other forever. In her presence, I felt the warmth of having a mom again, my daughter felt the warmth of having a grandmother once again. Judy will be deeply missed. Matt and Jen, what extraordinary people you are! You are proof that there are still great people out there. While there are no words to ease the loss of Babci, I want you to know that we are grieving with you, and thinking of you constantly.

Nancy Barnaby

May 22, 2015

I am so glad I got to spend the four months that i did recently with Cioci Judy. I will always cherish those memories. She was a very kind woman and I will miss her but I will always remember her. Rest in peace Judy, your niece, Nancy

Vincent Finelli

May 22, 2015

It was with great sadness that I learned of the passing of Judy Chapman. She and her husband, Bob Chapman, and I spent many hours on the phone between broadcasts. We will all miss you Judy Chapman. The Chapmans have certainly changed the lives of millions of those who read the International Forecaster and listed to Bob on-air. I miss you Judy Chapman.