Judith Uyeda

January 16, 1946January 22, 2021

Judy Uyeda, 75, passed away on January 22, 2021. She was born on January 16, 1946 to the late Matsue "Mary" and the late Susumu "Sam" Uyeda. She was the beloved sister of Rose Uyeda and Richard (the late Barbara) Uyeda and sister-in-law of Deloris Uyeda. Proceed in death by her siblings: Fred (Loreen) Uyeda, Anice (William) Hirabayashi, Evelyn Uyeda, Jesse Uyeda. She was the loving aunt of Ron and Larry Hirabayashi, Kathy Schmidt, Lisa Hansen and Kenji Uyeda. Judith was a dear great-aunt and great-great aunt to many.

Judy moved into Chicago to go to secretary school the fall of 1964. She got a job working for the American Dental Association with the University of Chicago before she worked at Schiff Hardin where she retired in May. Judy was proud of her career as a legal assistant and she worked in Chicago for many years. She loved cats and her friends. She took piano lessons all through school and even with her tiny hands the teacher was impressed that she could do the farthest reaches needed for any song she gave her, she also played the clarinet in school. She had a great sense of humor and contagious laugh. She loved her family and will be missed by all.

Memorial Contributions in honor of Judy may be made to: PAWS, 1997 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago, IL 60614 or to a Humane Society of your choosing. Arrangements are private and entrusted to Marengo-Union Funeral Home. For info call (815) 568-8131.


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Glen Hirabayashi

February 20, 2021

Rest in Peace to my Great Aunt Judy. There are many fond memories that I shared with Judy, Rose, and my Great Great Grandmother Mary. My family would visit with Judy whenever we traveled to Illinois. She was a kind and friendly woman that made everyone feel special. She will be missed.

Donna Garber

February 18, 2021

Please accept my sincere condolences. I worked with Judy at Schiff for many years. She was sweet, very kind and always had a smile on her face. Although we were on different shifts, before the pandemic, I started taking an earlier train so I would bump into Judy on her way to go home as I was starting the day. After I started seeing her in the morning, I began expecting to see that smile every morning to greet me as I was starting my day -- it wasn't every day that we saw each other, but it was often and it always made my day start out in a nice way. I will miss seeing her smiling face. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May she rest in peace. -- With sincere sympathy, Donna Garber

Ruth Sanchez

February 2, 2021

My deepest condolences to your family. Judy was a wonderful human being and a great co-worker. She is your angel now.

Mary Spengler

February 1, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Judy's family. She was a gentle soul and a jewel in the Schiff Hardin family. Anyone who worked at Schiff in the "Judy" years knew who Judy was, even though we seldom saw her in person. I was fortunate enough to sometimes see her leaving in the morning as I was just starting my day. May your soul rest in peace, Judy.

Marci Eisenstein

January 31, 2021

To Judy’s family,

As the Managing Partner of Schiff Hardin, I write to express my condolences on the passing of Judy. She was a deeply valued friend, colleague and employee during her many years at our firm, and she will be greatly missed.

With sympathy,

Marci Eisenstein

Tracey Wasilewski

January 29, 2021

I would always pass by Judy at the elevator banks in the morning as she was ending her shift, and I was just beginning mine. Judy always had a kind word to say with a smile on her face. She will be greatly missed.

Tracey Wasilewski

Laura Wypyski

January 29, 2021

I was very sad to hear of Judy’s passing. Judy was a wonderful person who always made you laugh and always remembered your birthday. She enjoyed talking about her cats and sports. Judy and I worked together for almost 20 years and I enjoyed our morning talks before she headed home. She will be greatly missed.

My deepest condolences to the Family.

Karen Harris

January 29, 2021

I was very sad to hear of Judy's passing. Judy was an amazing person and awesome co-worker. Judy also was a great humanitarian who often visited the sick and the elderly in nursing homes consoling and interacting with the residents. Judy was very fond of her cats. I have had the pleasure of knowing Judy for nearly 24 years and she will truly be missed.

My sincerest condolences to the family. RIP Judy!!!

Karen Harris

Linda Morgan

January 29, 2021

I am so saddened by Judy's passing. My sincere condolences to your family.

Judy was a dear friend and colleague for more than 30 years and she will be dearly missed.

Judy had a great sense of humor and also enjoyed her Cubs and Bears. They've lost a huge fan.