Judith Lynne Paron

May 19, 1945November 11, 2021

Judith Lynne Paron (née Visscher), loving mother and grandmother, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021, after bravely battling cancer. She was 76 years old.

Judy was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on May 19, 1945, to Herman William and Lorayne Emily Visscher. She attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She and Perris “Pat” Paron raised four children: sons Mark James and Todd Christopher, and daughters Kristina Jean, and Lindsay Susannah.

Always a successful and savvy entrepreneur, Judy founded Oppenheimer Properties, Inc., a property management company, in 1988, and was the managing owner for over thirty years. Judy’s favorite things were a day spent in the sunshine of Michigan summers, traveling to visit her daughters in Florida in the winter, reading, and entertaining, especially during the holidays. Nothing brought her as much joy as her three beautiful granddaughters.

Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Herman and Lorayne Visscher, and former husband Pat Paron. She is survived by her sisters, Susan (Casey) Lavender and Janet Lucking, her four children, Mark Paron, Kristina Lavender, Todd Paron, and Lindsay (David) Mertzlufft, grandchildren, Ava Grace Paron, Lila Grace Mertzlufft, and Chloe Kristina Mertzluftt, and many loving cousins, nieces, and nephews.

A visitation and burial are planned for Tuesday, November 23, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Muehlig Funeral Chapel, 403 S 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104. Following the visitation Judith will be a laid to rest at 12:30 PM at Bethlehem Cemetery, 2801 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104.

The family requests that those who wish to express sympathy consider making a donation to their favorite charity in Judy’s name.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Paron family.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021

  • Laid To Rest

    Tuesday, November 23, 2021


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John & Sharon Mertzlufft

November 22, 2021

We have made a donation to The American Cancer Society in memory of your lovely mom Judy Paron.
Love & sympathy,
John & Sharon Mertzlufft

John & Sharon Mertzlufft

November 22, 2021

Dear Lindsay & family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of your sweet Mom. Know that she lives on through you & your daughters. We hope the love of your wonderful family & all of your memories bring you comfort & peace. We love you & will help you through this difficult loss.
“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
An old Irish saying
Love always,
John, Sharon, Drew, Dylan & Diana

Laurie Feldt

November 19, 2021

Dear Mark, and family,
Offering my sincere condolences. May her memory be always a blessing.